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VLC media player for Debian GNU/Linux

VLC is a free and open source cross-platform multimedia player and framework that plays most multimedia files as well as DVDs, Audio CDs, VCDs, and various streaming protocols.

Debian stable (buster) and testing (bullseye)

Debian buster and bullseye follow the 3.0.x release branch of VLC.

Debian oldstable (stretch)

Debian stretch follows the 3.0.x release branch of VLC

Debian oldoldstable (jessie)

Debian jessie follows the 2.2.x release branch of VLC.

Debian unstable (sid)

VLC's latest packaged version is always in the official Debian unstable branch.

Installation the Graphical way

If there is an GUI front-end for APT on your system You can install via APT link

Installation the Command line way

% sudo apt install vlc

Nota Bene

VLC for Debian and many other Linux distributions is also packaged using snap packages. This allows us to distribute latest and greatest VLC versions directly to end users, with security and critical bug fixes, full codec and optical media support.
To install via snap:

% sudo snap install vlc

Playing DVD

To play DVD, you need to install the libdvdcss package.