Install VLC 3.0.12 in Ubuntu / LinuxMint / openSUSE

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This tutorial will be helpful for beginners to install VLC in Ubuntu 20.04, Ubuntu 20.10, Ubuntu 18.04 and LinuxMint 20.1.

VLC is a free and open-source cross-platform multimedia player and it is one of the best media player for Linux used by millions of peoples to play multimedia files such as DVD, VCD, MP4, MKV, Mp3, and various formats.

VLC released the thirteenth version of “Vetinari” branch 3.0.12.

What’s new in VLC 3.10.12

  • Add native support for Apple Silicon
  • Fix crashes with Direct3D video filters
  • Visual improvements on macOS Big Sur
  • YouTube &Vocaroo scripts updates
  • Security updates
  • Several web interface fixes
  • Support for RIST protocol

How to install VLC 3.0.12 in Ubuntu / LinuxMint?

  • Method 1: Via Snap
  • Method 2: Via Flatpak

Method 1: Via Snap

Step 1: Install SNAP app (skip this step if snap already installed)

sudo apt-get install snapd snapd-xdg-open

Step 2: Install VLC from snap Store

sudo snap install vlc

Method 2: Via Flatpak

Step 1: Install Flatpak if not installed on your system

Refer to the setup steps based on your distribution and install Flatpak on your system.

Step 2: Search for vlc

flatpak search vlc

Step 3: Install vlc using Flatpak

flatpak install flathub org.videolan.VLC

Step 4: Run VLC

flatpak run org.videolan.VLC

How to install VLC 3.0.12 in openSUSE?

In openSUSE it can be installed via 1 click install method or via a command line. In this tutorial, I am covering the command line method.

Execute the below commands and replace the SUSE Version with yours

sudo zypper ar https://download.videolan.org/SuSE/<SUSE version> VLC

sudo zypper mr -r VLC

sudo zypper in vlc

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