VLC Player installation in Linux

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VLC MEDIA PLAYER

VLC player there is no introduction for this. It is a free and open source cross-platform multimedia player and framework that plays almost any multimedia file as well as DVDs, Audio CDs, VCDs, and various streaming protocols.

To install VLC Player in RHEL/CENTOS, First we should install  epel  and nuxdesktop repository by using the following command.

EPEL repository

[root@localhost ~]# yum install epel-release
Loaded plugins: fastestmirror, langpacks
base                                                     | 3.6 kB     00:00
extras                                                   | 3.4 kB     00:00
updates                                                  | 3.4 kB     00:00
Loading mirror speeds from cached hostfile
 * base: centos.webwerks.com
 * extras: centos.webwerks.com
 * updates: centos.webwerks.com
Resolving Dependencies
--> Running transaction check
---> Package epel-release.noarch 0:7-6 will be installed
--> Finished Dependency Resolution

Dependencies Resolved

========================================================================================================================================================================
 Package                                      Arch                                   Version                               Repository                              Size
========================================================================================================================================================================
Installing:
 epel-release                                 noarch                                 7-6                                   extras                                  14 k

Transaction Summary
========================================================================================================================================================================
Install  1 Package

Total download size: 14 k
Installed size: 24 k
Is this ok [y/d/N]: y
Downloading packages:
warning: /var/cache/yum/x86_64/7/extras/packages/epel-release-7-6.noarch.rpm: Header V3 RSA/SHA256 Signature, key ID f4a80eb5: NOKEY  ]  0.0 B/s |    0 B  --:--:-- ETA
Public key for epel-release-7-6.noarch.rpm is not installed
epel-release-7-6.noarch.rpm                                                                                                                      |  14 kB  00:00:00
Retrieving key from file:///etc/pki/rpm-gpg/RPM-GPG-KEY-CentOS-7
Importing GPG key 0xF4A80EB5:
 Userid     : "CentOS-7 Key (CentOS 7 Official Signing Key) <security@centos.org>"
 Fingerprint: 6341 ab27 53d7 8a78 a7c2 7bb1 24c6 a8a7 f4a8 0eb5
 Package    : centos-release-7-2.1511.el7.centos.2.10.x86_64 (@anaconda)
 From       : /etc/pki/rpm-gpg/RPM-GPG-KEY-CentOS-7
Is this ok [y/N]: y
Running transaction check
Running transaction test
Transaction test succeeded
Running transaction
  Installing : epel-release-7-6.noarch                                                                                                                              1/1
  Verifying  : epel-release-7-6.noarch                                                                                                                              1/1

Installed:
  epel-release.noarch 0:7-6

Complete!
[root@localhost ~]#

NUXDEXTOP repository

[root@localhost ~]# rpm -Uvh http://li.nux.ro/download/nux/dextop/el7/x86_64/nux-dextop-release-0-5.el7.nux.noarch.rpm
Retrieving http://li.nux.ro/download/nux/dextop/el7/x86_64/nux-dextop-release-0-5.el7.nux.noarch.rpm
warning: /var/tmp/rpm-tmp.Mb1kvt: Header V4 RSA/SHA1 Signature, key ID 85c6cd8a: NOKEY
Preparing...                          ################################# [100%]
Updating / installing...
   1:nux-dextop-release-0-5.el7.nux   ################################# [100%]
[root@localhost ~]#

 Once you completed the installation of repositories check the availability of vlc player by using the following command.

[root@localhost ~]# yum info vlc
Loaded plugins: fastestmirror, langpacks
Loading mirror speeds from cached hostfile
 * base: centos.webwerks.com
 * epel: mirror.wanxp.id
 * extras: centos.webwerks.com
 * nux-dextop: mirror.li.nux.ro
 * updates: centos.webwerks.com
Installed Packages
Name        : vlc
Arch        : x86_64
Epoch       : 1
Version     : 2.2.2
Release     : 4.el7.nux
Size        : 4.3 M
Repo        : installed
From repo   : nux-dextop
Summary     : The cross-platform open-source multimedia framework, player and server
URL         : http://www.videolan.org
License     : GPLv2+
Description : 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.

 

After that install the vlc player by using the following command as follows

[root@localhost ~]# yum install vlc

vlc install

Now Enjoy VLC player in your Linux Machine.

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