VLC is a powerful media player available for Linux-based systems as well as for windows. It is a free and open source cross-platform multimedia player and framework that plays most types of multimedia files as well as DVD, Audio CD, VCD, and various streaming protocols.
This tutorial helps you to install VLC 3 Media player on Debian 9 Stretch and Debian 8 Jessie.
Step 1 – Prerequsities
You must have root or sudo privileged user access to your Debian Desktop system. Login to your Debian Desktop and upgrade the current packages to latest version.
sudo apt update sudo apt upgrade
Step 2 – Install VLC on Debian
The VLC 3 version is available under VLC default unstable repositories. Alos VLC media player can be installed via snap package management tool. Run the following commands to first install snap package management tool on your system. After that, install VLC 3 from snap packages.
sudo apt install snap snapd sudo snap install vlc
Step 3 – Play VLC
To start VLC player use GUI icon or use the following command to start it and enjoy audio/videos.
You can find the VLC version in About section under the help menu.
Step 4 – Remove VLC
Simply run the below command to remove VLC from your Debian system installed via the snap.
sudo snap remove vlc