Install VLC 3.0 Vetinari on Linux

This post will guide you how to install VLC3.0 Vetinari on Ubuntu/Debian Linux system. How do I install VLC 3 application with snap package manager to play multimedia files on Linux.

What is VLC Vetinari?

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.

Install VLC 3.0 Vetinari on Linux

To install VLC tool, you need to install the snap package manager firstly. Then find the VLC 3.0 application in snap, and then install it with snap. Just do the following steps:

#1 Install Snap Package Manager

You need to install snapd package with apt-get command.

For Ubuntu/Debian Linux:

Type the following command:

$ sudo apt-get install snapd


root@ubuntu-dev:~# apt-get install snapd
Reading package lists... Done
Building dependency tree
Reading state information... Done
The following additional packages will be installed:
The following packages will be upgraded:
snapd ubuntu-core-launcher
2 upgraded, 0 newly installed, 0 to remove and 478 not upgraded.
Need to get 14.2 MB of archives.
After this operation, 23.4 MB of additional disk space will be used.
Do you want to continue? [Y/n] y
Get:1 xenial-updates/main amd64 ubuntu-core- launcher amd64 2.34.2 [1,560 B]
Get:2 xenial-updates/main amd64 snapd amd64 2.34.2 [14.2 MB]
Fetched 14.2 MB in 5s (2,478 kB/s)
(Reading database ... 179597 files and directories currently installed.)
Preparing to unpack .../ubuntu-core-launcher_2.34.2_amd64.deb ...
Unpacking ubuntu-core-launcher (2.34.2) over (2.25) ...
Preparing to unpack .../snapd_2.34.2_amd64.deb ...
Warning: Stopping snapd.service, but it can still be activated by:
Unpacking snapd (2.34.2) over (2.25) ...
Processing triggers for man-db (2.7.5-1) ...
Setting up snapd (2.34.2) ...
Installing new version of config file /etc/apparmor.d/usr.lib.snapd.snap-confine .real ...
Installing new version of config file /etc/profile.d/ ...
snapd.snap-repair.service is a disabled or a static unit, not starting it.
Setting up ubuntu-core-launcher (2.34.2) ...

 For Fedora Linux:

Type the following command:

$ sudo dnf install snapd
$ sudo ln –s /var/lib/snapd/snap /snap

For OpenSUSE Linux:

Type the following command:

#### add repo
$ sudo zypper addrepo snappy
$ sudo zipper intall snapd
$ sudo systemctl enable –now snapd.socket

#2 Find  and Check VLC Application Version on Snap package manager

After installed snapd package, you can execute the following command to check the current VLC version in snap if it is V3.0. Type:

$ sudo snap find vlc


root@ubuntu-dev:~# snap find vlc

Name                        Version                 Publisher    Notes  Summary

vlc                         3.0.4                   videolan     -      The ultimate media player
mjpg-streamer               2.0                     ogra         -      UVC webcam streaming tool
audio-recorder              1.1.2+rev1413+pkg-7036  lin-buo-ren  -      A free audio-recorder for Linux
simplescreenrecorder-mardy  0.3.8-3                 mardy        -      Simple Screen Recorder

From the above output, you will see that the version of vlc is 3.0.4.

#3 Install VLC 3.0 via snap

Type the following command:

$ sudo snap install vlc

#4 Start VLC

Type the following command to start vlc application to watch multimedia file.

# vlc &

If you want o remove vlc application, you still can use the snap package manager to remove it. Just type the following command:

$ sudo snap remove vlc


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