VLC Media Player is a free and open-source multimedia player that supports various audio and video formats. It is widely popular among Linux users due to its versatility, simplicity, and robustness. In this article, we will guide you on how to install VLC Media Player on Fedora Linux.
There are two ways to install VLC on Fedora – The first method will use the Snap package to install VLC and the second method will use the traditional way with rpm repositories for installing VLC on the Fedora system.
Method 1 – Installing VLC using Snap
Snapcraft is the latest way for installing Packages on Linux systems. It provides cross-platform applications to install on a large number of Linux distributions.
In order to install Snap packages, your system must have Snapd daemon installed. If Snapd is not already installed, Use the following command to install requirements.
sudo dnf install snapd
Once the Snapd is running, Just type the following command to install VLC on a Fedora system.
sudo snap install vlc
Once the installation is completed, VLC is ready to use on your system.
Method 2 – Installing VLC on Fedora via DNF
First of all, You need to add the required yum repositories to your system. You can add repositories using the following commands as per your operating system.
wget https://download1.rpmfusion.org/free/fedora/rpmfusion-free-release-$(rpm -E %fedora).noarch.rpm
sudo dnf install rpmfusion-free-release-*.noarch.rpm
As you have enabled all the required repositories on your system. let’s install the VLC media player using the following command on your system with the required dependencies.
sudo dnf install vlc -y
That’s it. You have successfully installed VLC on your Fedora system.
Launch VLC Player
You can launch VLC Media Player on Fedora Linux using the following steps:
- Click on the “Activities” button located at the top left corner of the screen.
- Search for “VLC” in the search bar.
- Click on the VLC icon to launch the application.
VLC Media Player is an essential tool for playing multimedia files on Linux, and it is effortless to install on Fedora using either the terminal or the graphical user interface. The steps mentioned in this article should help you install VLC without any issues.