Install VLC Media player in Raspberry pi 4

VLC media is free, open-source software to watch videos on raspberry pi 4 and any Linux distro. VLC provides a lot of features of users with an easily understandable UI interface.

Install VLC media player in Raspberry pi 4
Install VLC media player in Raspberry pi 4

The VLC media player is a free, open-source, cross-platform media player software and streaming media server.

VLC media player developed by the VideoLAN project. The VLC media player is available for all desktop operating systems and mobile platforms.

You use whatever distro in Linux. You install VLC with one command.

There is only one way to install a VLC player in Raspberry pi 4. We use only an easy process to install a VLC player in raspberry pi 4.

Install VLC by Two-step

  1. Run system update command
  2. Run VLC install command


Run system update command

In the first step, you update your raspberry pi 4. using the apt update command. This command updates your raspberry pi 4 and installs the latest version of the package.

sudo apt update
Update your Raspberry pi 4
Update your raspberry pi 4
Update your raspberry pi 4

Run VLC install command.

After your system is updated, now you run the VLC install command in raspberry pi 4.

sudo apt install vlc -y
install VLC media in raspberry pi 4
Install vlc in raspberry pi 4
Install vlc in raspberry pi 4

Uninstall or remove VLC media Raspberry pi 4

Remove VLC media player with apt command with remove flag. The --purge command flag helps to remove the entire VLC package with configuration.

sudo apt remove --purge vlc -y
Remove VLC media player in raspberry pi 4

How to run a VLC  media player?

There are two ways to run VLC media players.

  1. By command line
  2. With UI

By command line

  1. Open Command line tool (cmd tool) and write VLC  command to launch the VLC media player. In This command, you open the VLC media player UI without video.
vlc
Open VLC media player command

2.  This Command open video in VLC media player with UI interface.

vlc home/memorie.mp4
Open VLC media player

With UI

Raspberry pi 4 UI interface help to open the VLC media player. You open the VLC UI interface with some mouse click, and you don't need to remember the VLC media player  open command. UI interface help lots to open any video with VLC media player.

  1. By clicking the Raspbian logo in the top right-hand corner on the home screen.
  2. After hovering over the "Sound & Video" button, and sub-menu open in a new tab.
  3. Finally, click the "VLC Media Player " button. Now your VLC media UI interface is open for you.
Open VLC Media player In raspberry pi 4.
Open VLC Media player In raspberry pi 4

Reference

Official download of VLC media player, the best Open Source player - VideoLAN
VLC media player for Debian GNU/Linux - VideoLAN
VLC media player - Wikipedia