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VLC Media Player For Linux

VLC is free software licensed under GPL and exists for many different platforms like GNU / Linux, BSD, BeOS, Solaris, Mac OS X and Windows.

Aside from being able to play most audio formats like mp3, and so on, you can also easily convert video files like Big Buck Bunny from avi to mp4.

VLC media player is also available on the Apple App Store for iPhone and iPad and as beta version for Android.

The program is translated into a total of 68 different languages, including Swedish.

Worth knowing:

Cross-site scripting (XSS) vulnerability found in the httpd_HtmlError feature of the network, / httpd.c of the VLC Media Player web interface before version 2.2.0 that allows attackers from injecting arbitrary web scripts or HTML code through the path info.

Note: To play DVDs, you need to install the libdvdcss package.

License: GNU/GPLv2

Version: 3.0.18 is available in Debian 11 repository.

How to install the Snap package:

sudo snap install vlc

Press Enter, done.

Now, run the latest VLC Player, which will automatically be updated.

VLC Media Player Linux is included as standard in Debian 12 and LMDE5.

To install VLC Media Player in Debian or LMDE5:

sudo apt-get install vlc

Press Enter, done.


Like many other software, VLC is not supposed to be run as "root" and you need to be aware of the Metadata Network Access.

I recommend you disable it and then click continue to start using VLC.


Supported formats:

  • ALAC (M4A)
  • Advanced Audio Coding (AAC)
  • Audio Coding version3 (AC3)
  • Audio Interchange File Format (AIFF)
  • Audio Video Interleaved (AVI)
  • MPEG-1 Audio Layer 3 (MP3)
  • MPEG-4 Part 14 (MP4)
  • Media Matroska File (MKA)
  • Musical Instrument Digital Interface (MIDI)
  • Opus
  • Real Audio (RAM)
  • Windows Media Audio (WMA)
  • Wave Audio (WAV)
  • Video

  • Cinepak
  • Digital Video Express (DIVX 1/2/3)
  • Flash Video (FLV)
  • H.261
  • Motion JPEG (MJPEG)
  • Motion Picture Experts Group (MPEG-1/2)
  • Theora (OGV, OGG)
  • RealVideo 1/2
  • RealVideo 3/4
  • QuickTime Movie (MOV)
  • Video Objekt File (VOB)
  • Windows Media Video (WMV)
  • VP8 (WebM, MKV)
  • Subtitles

  • Continuous Media Markup Language (CMML)
  • Digital Video Broadcasting (DVB)
  • OGM
  • SubRip File (SRT)
  • Universal Subtitle Format (USF)
  • Vobsub (SUB, IDX)


























To uninstall VLC:

sudo apt-get remove vlc

Press Enter, done.

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