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.
To install VLC Media Player on Debian, you can follow these steps:
- Open a terminal and update the package manager’s package list:
sudo apt update
- Install VLC Media Player by running the following command:
sudo apt install vlc
This will install VLC Media Player and all of its dependencies.
Alternatively, you can also install VLC Media Player using the graphical package manager. To do this, follow these steps:
- Open the package manager by clicking on the “Software” icon in the main menu or by searching for “Software” in the dash.
- In the package manager, search for “vlc” and select the VLC Media Player package.
- Click the “Install” button to begin the installation process.
- Once the installation is complete, you should be able to launch VLC Media Player from the main menu or by typing “vlc” in the terminal.
Start VLC Player
To start the VLC player use the GUI icon or use the following command to start it and enjoy audio/videos.
You can find the VLC version in the About section under the help menu.