How to Install Latest VLC Media Player on Ubuntu Disco Dingo

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VLC Media Player is one of the most downloaded open source multimedia player with 75 millions of downloads and counting. Released in 2001 under VideoLAN project and today it is most popular cross-platform and can play virtually all multimedia files as well as DVDs or USB flash drive, Audio CDs, and different streaming protocols.

We have run the commands and procedure mentioned in this article on an new released Ubuntu 19.04 ‘Disco Dingo’ system.

Install VLC Media Player Through the Command Line on Ubuntu 19.04

Open the Ubuntu command line, the Terminal, either through the Dash or through the Ctrl+Alt+T shortcut.

The recommended approach to install VLC on Ubuntu 19.04 is by using the snappy packaging system. This way you will always have the latest major VLC version with all codecs, security and critical bug fixes, and optical media support installed on your desktop.

At the time of writing this article, the latest stable version of the VLC media player is version 3.0.6.

In order to install a snap package, you first need to have snap facility enabled on your system. Mostly snap is available on the latest releases of Ubuntu, however, for older versions, you could use the following command in order to install snap:

Then you can install the snap package for VLC through the following command:

Once the installation is complete, you will see the following output:

VLC media player has been installed on your Ubuntu system, you can launch the player by clicking on the VLC Media Player icon (Activities -> VLC Media Player).

Enjoy!

You have successfully installed VLC on your Ubuntu 19.04 desktop. You can now explore your new Media Player and start watching streams videos or listening to your favorite songs.

Uninstalling VLC Media Player Through the Command Line on Ubuntu 19.04

Uninstalling a software package through the command line is also fairly simple. Use the following command, as root, in order to remove the vlc snap from your system:

Although the snap is a great software packaging utility, you can remove it because of space issues through the following command:

Through this article, you have learned one of the several ways to install/ uninstall and also configure the VLC media player. Whether you are a command line person or depend on the graphical interface, you can now install and launch the VLC player and also make it your default player for running multimedia.

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