Install VLC in Ubuntu 14.04 / 13.10 / 13.04 / 12.10 / 12.04

VLC is one of the most popular, powerful, free and open source media player. VLC media player is available for Ubuntu, Fedora and other Operating Systems including Mac OS X. Using VLC you can do media conversion and you can also play streaming videos from most of the network sources. VLC is maintained by VideoLAN Organization.

To Install VLC in Ubuntu

Open a terminal(ctrl+alt+t) and run the following commands. Just copy and paste it in the terminal, Issue the password for the user when prompted.

First update your repository to install the latest version.

sudo apt-get update

after updating use the below command.

sudo apt-get install vlc

To Install VLC Mozilla plugin in Ubuntu

sudo apt-get install mozilla-plugin-vlc

Alternatively you can download and install from VideoLan or you can install it from Ubuntu Software Center

Supported Codecs / Formats

MPEG (ES,PS,TS,PVA,MP3), AVI, ASF, WMV, WMA, MP4, MOV, 3GP, OGG, OGM, Annodex, Matroska (MKV), Real, WAV (including DTS), Raw Audio: DTS, AAC, AC3/A52, Raw DV, FLAC, FLV (Flash), MXF, Nut, Standard MIDI, SMF

Hope this will be helpful for you!!!

  • warna

    it was very helpfull. thanks

  • prakash kumar

    thank you soo much, its working

  • Ding

    sudo apt-get install mozilla-plugin-vlc
    This doesnt work for 14.04.
    Reading package lists… Done
    Building dependency tree
    Reading state information… Done
    Package mozilla-plugin-vlc is not available, but is referred to by another package.
    This may mean that the package is missing, has been obsoleted, or
    is only available from another source
    However the following packages replace it:
    vlc-data browser-plugin-vlc:i386 browser-plugin-vlc

    I have installed browser-plugin-vlc but it still doesnt work in chrome. It does work in firefox though.

  • Deepak Munipati

    Thank you so much.

  • Aurobindo.s

    it was very helpful thank you so much

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  • Muthu Rooban

    lots of thanx

  • Jairus
  • Jairus

    Even Tried the Below

    1. sudo add-apt-repository ppa:videolan/stable-daily

    2. sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get install vlc

    No Use

    Ign trusty/main Translation-en
    Err trusty/main Sources
    404 Not Found
    Err trusty/main i386 Packages
    404 Not Found
    Hit trusty/multiverse i386 Packages
    Err trusty/main i386 Packages
    404 Not Found

  • harshal

    sudo apt-get install vlc cmd not worked it asked for installation but their are many errors aftre click on yes
    please suggest an easy way

  • Nena Rahin
    • Jai

      * Try “sudo apt-get -f install”
      * Then try “sudo apt-get install vlc”

      • Mayank Tyagi

        Thanks bro

      • Njabulo Skhosana

        I’m stuck! It says “E: Unable to locate package vlc”
        I don’t know what tocdo

  • This is really helpful,
    Can you suggest me the command or software to use video streaming on VLC?

  • Sanket Agarwal

    Thank you so much :)