Install VLC Media Player On Ubuntu 16.10 Yakkety Yak

VLC Media Player is a handy program that can play numerous forms of video, and runs on just about any OS platform. It also runs on Ubuntu, and installing it is quite simple.

First, open up a Terminal window and type this command:

sudo apt-get install vlc

Enter your password to authenticate, and apt will download and install VLC and its various dependencies for you. (You can also install it through Synaptic Package Manager and Ubuntu Software Center.) Afterwards you can launch VLC by going to the Dash, searching for “VLC”, and clicking on the VLC icon.

Of course, VLC needs codecs into order to display certain kinds of video. You may need to install the Ubuntu Restricted Extras package in order to get maximum use out of VLC.
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3 thoughts on “Install VLC Media Player On Ubuntu 16.10 Yakkety Yak

  • December 19, 2016 at 6:50 pm

    El sistema indica que no existe candidato para ser instalado en Ubuntu 16.10.
    In other words, the system indicates that it has no candidate for vlc in Ubuntu 16.10.

    • March 23, 2017 at 4:08 pm

      Try to do
      sudo snap install vlc

      sudo apt-get install vlc

  • March 7, 2017 at 6:14 pm

    Thanks for this great tip, was able to install vlc in Ubuntu

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