• How to download and install VLC media player on RHEL/Centos/Fedora…

    VLC (VideoLAN Client) is a versatile media player software which is free and open source to use. It is available almost for all kind operating system from Linux Window, MacOS to Android, iPhone or OpenBSD; where you can install it easily.

    It not only plays the videos but also music including streaming videos from a local or online resource such as YouTube. VLC supports a variety of media formats and streaming media protocols. However, on Windows and other operating systems it is easy to install but when it comes to Linux users still struggle because of command interface. Here in this article, we let you know how to install the VLC media player on RedHat and its based OS such as Centos and Fedora.

    Install VLC Media player on RHEL 7/CentOS 7/Scientific Linux (SL 7)

    1. Go to your Red Hat or CentOS or other RHEL based Linux OS.
    2. If you have a Graphical interface search Terminal and open it to run the command.
    3. Switch to root user using the below command.
      • su
    4. Install Epel-release repository refer the below command.
      • yum install https://dl.fedoraproject.org/pub/epel/epel-release-latest-7.noarch.rpm
    5. Install RPM Fusion for EL7
      • yum install https://download1.rpmfusion.org/free/el/rpmfusion-free-release-7.noarch.rpm
    6. Download and install the VLC Media player 
      • yum -y install vlc
    7. To check the VLC installation you  can use the below command
      • rpm -qa | grep vlc
    8. Now get back to the standard use of your RedHat and Centos because from the terminal you can’t run the VLC as root user due to security purpose. Once you switch the user just type:
      • vlc
    9. In case you are using server version then for Minimal/server use the below command to install the VLC core otherwise just leave this step.
      • yum install vlc-core (for minimal headless/server install)
    10. Even after installation, you access the VLC form start menu. Just go there on the start menu and search for VLC.download and install VLC media RHEL Centos Fedora VLC media player install on RHEL- Centos-Fedora

    Install VLC Media player on RHEL 6/CentOS 6

    All the above steps would be same except the command to install the Epel and rpmfusion. If you are using the RedHat 6 or CentOS 6 version then use the below-given commands to install the VLC media player

    yum install https://dl.fedoraproject.org/pub/epel/epel-release-latest-6.noarch.rpm
    yum install https://download1.rpmfusion.org/free/el/rpmfusion-free-release-6.noarch.rpm
    yum -y install vlc


    To install VLC on Fedora 22, 23, 24,25,26,27,28 and 29

    The commands are:

    Login as root:


    In case you have just installed the Fedora and don’t have set the password then use the below command to set it

    sudo passwd root

    or just emulate your current user to root by this command

    sudo su

    Now download and install the RPMfusion

    dnf install https://download1.rpmfusion.org/free/fedora/rpmfusion-free-release-$(rpm -E %fedora).noarch.rpm

    Download and Install VLC Media player on Fedora

    dnf install vlc

    install VLC on Fedora 29

    VLC media player installed on Fedora

    In this way, you can easily install the VLC media player Redhat Linux or CentOSor Fedora using command terminal.


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    1. Eduard Lucen November 30, 2018
      • H2S Media Team November 30, 2018

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