In this tutorial we will show you how to install of VLC media player on your Ubuntu 14.04 server. For those of you who didn’t know, VLC (VideoLan) is a portable & an open source multimedia player available for like Linux like operating system, Microsoft Windows, Mac OS X and android. VLC plays our favorite audio and video files, it can play various audio & video formats such as mpeg, divx, mov, mp3, mp4, dvd, vcd, wmv and quicktime.
This article assumes you have at least basic knowledge of linux, know how to use the shell, and most importantly, you host your site on your own VPS. The installation is quite simple. I will show you through the step by step installation VLC media player on Ubuntu 14.04.
Install VLC Media Player on Ubuntu 14.04
Step 1. Install VLC using apt-get.
VLC is included in the base repositories of Debian-based system, so installing VLC is straightforward with apt-get:
sudu apt-get update
sudo apt-get install vlc
Step 2. Install VLC Mozilla plugin in Ubuntu.
sudo apt-get install vlc vlc-plugin mozilla-plugin-vlc
We can also play audio and video files from command Line using VLC. Example is shown below:
[email@example.com ~]# vlc latest-songs.mp3
[firstname.lastname@example.org ~]# vlc tv-serial.mp4
[email@example.com ~]# vlc Fast7.avi
[firstname.lastname@example.org ~]# vlc dream-theater-video.mov
Congratulation’s! You have successfully installed VLC. Thanks for using this tutorial for installing VLC media player on Ubuntu 14.04 system. For additional help or useful information, we recommend you to check the official VLC web site.