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VLC media player for Ubuntu

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.

Supported releases

Ubuntu 18.04 “Bionic Beaver”
Ubuntu 16.04 “Xenial Xerus”
Ubuntu 14.04 LTS “Trusty Tahr”

Installation the Graphical way

Open Ubuntu Software application.

Search for vlc and install it.

Installation the Command line way

% sudo snap install vlc

Nota Bene

VLC for Ubuntu and many other Linux distributions is packaged using snapcraft. 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.
If you wish to install the traditional deb package, it is available as usual via APT, with all security and critical bug fixes. However, there will be no major VLC version updates until the next Ubuntu release.