How to Install VLC on Ubuntu 22.04

VLC is an open source and free media player that is capable of playback for just about any video extension or encoding that you can think of. Follow the steps below to get VLC installed on Ubuntu 22.04.

Installing VLC via command line

Step 1. Install VLC using apt package manager:

$ sudo apt update
$ sudo apt install vlc

Step 2. To open up VLC, find it in the apps menu or simply type:

$ vlc

Step 3. If you wish to uninstall VLC from Ubuntu, execute the next command:

$ sudo apt autoremove --purge vlc

Installing VLC via Snap

Alternatively, you can install VLC using snap. But keep in mind that this might be a little bit slower than using apt.

To install VLC with Snap:

$ sudo snap install vlc

If you want to uninstall VLC, execute:

$ sudo snap remove vlc

Installing VLC via Ubuntu Software Center

Step 1. Open up Ubuntu Software Center from Activities menu or desktop shortcut.

Opening Ubuntu Software Center through the desktop

Step 2. Search for VLC, then select it.

Searching for VLC in the Ubuntu Software Center

Step 3. Click on install. Next, proceed to enter your administrator password to start with the installation and then you are all set.

Installing VLC through Ubuntu Software Center

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