How to Install VLC Player on Rocky Linux 8

Install VLC Player on Rocky Linux 8

In this article, we will have explained the necessary steps to install VLC Player on Rocky Linux. Before continuing with this tutorial, make sure you are logged in as a user with sudo privileges. All the commands in this tutorial should be run as a non-root user.

VLC is a free and open-source cross-platform media player and framework that plays most multimedia files like DVD, Audio CD, VCD, and various streaming protocols. The Vlc player provides various features, for example, used to compress media files, screen capture, listen to online radio, add subtitles, Chromecast device, and many more. VLC is available for Linux, Windows, macOS, Android, and iOS.

Install VLC Player on Rocky Linux 8

Step 1. First, before you start installing any package on your Rocky Linux server, we always recommend making sure that all system packages are updated.

sudo dnf update
sudo dnf upgrade

Step 2. Enable Rpm fusion and Epel Repositories.

We need to enable two extra package repositories -one is EPEL, and the other is RPM Fusion:

sudo dnf install epel-release rpmfusion-free-release

Step 3. Install VLC Player on Rocky Linux.

Installing VLC Player on your Rocky Linux system is straightforward, Now install the VLC media player packages using the following command:

sudo dnf install vlc

Step 3. Launch VLC media player on Rocky Linux.

Once the installation is compiled, launch the Vlc player on AlmaLinux 8 system by executing the following command or you can also open the VLC media player using the graphical interface:


That’s all you need to do to install VLC Player on Rocky Linux 8. I hope you find this quick tip helpful. For further reading on the VLC Media Player, please refer to their official knowledge base. If you have questions or suggestions, feel free to leave a comment below.