VLC Media Player is a free and open source versatile video streaming and playback application. With the ability to support most popular media formats, VLC is one of the most popular media players on Ubuntu. In this article, ItsmeIT will share how to install VLC Media Player on Ubuntu 22.04 or 20.04.
2 Step to Install VLC Media Player on Ubuntu 22.04/20.04
With its extensive codec support and advanced playback features, VLC Media Player ensures you can enjoy high-quality sound and clear picture while watching videos or listening to music.
Step 1: Open terminal and update system
sudo apt update && sudo apt upgrade
Step 2: Install VLC Media Player on Ubuntu
After updating the system, we will proceed to install VLC Media Player on Ubuntu 22.04 or 20.04 with the following command:
sudo apt install vlc -y
When prompted, enter the password to confirm the installation of Video software on Ubuntu 22.04 or 20.04. The system will download and install VLC Media Player along with its dependencies. This process may take a few minutes depending on your internet speed. Once the installation is complete, you have successfully installed VLC Media Player software on your Ubuntu.
To configure all videos to be opened with “VLC Media Player”, right click on the video file and select “Properties”, click on the “Open With” tab and select “VLC Media Player” -> Set as default. Now you can watch any video with clear picture and high quality sound on your Ubuntu operating system.