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On this tutorial, we are going to look at how to install VLC on Deepin Linux 20.x. VLC is one of the most utilized media player. This cross platform media player is free and open source and was developed by VideoLAN project. VLC is able to play many multimedia files including DVDs, VCDs and Audio CDs.

Install VLC on Deepin Linux 20.x

The following is a step by step guide on how to install VLC on Deepin Linux. The process is easy to follow and comprehend. Just keep at it until the end and you will see the installation process become successful. For this case, we will use both APT and snap package to install VLC on Deepin Linux. From there you can choose the method you want to use.

Step 1. Update your System

To update your system, use the command below;

sudo apt update

Step 2. Install VLC on Deepin Linux 20.x using APT

To use the APT repositories to install VLC on Deepin Linux, utilize the command below;

sudo apt install vlc

Step 3. Install VLC on Deepin Linux using the snap Package

I would consider the snap package more suitable as you are assured to install the latest version of VLC onto your Deepin Linux system. To use snap, you need to update your system, install snap if you do not have it already on your system, then use snap to install VLC on Deepin Linux 20.x. The following commands show the procedure described above;

sudo apt update
sudo apt install snap snapd
sudo snap install vlc

The output;

[email protected]:~$ sudo snap install vlc
2021-07-09T13:20:25+03:00 INFO snap "vlc" has bad plugs or slots: audio-playback (unknown interface
"audio-playback"); audio-record (unknown interface "audio-record"); jack1 (unknown interface "jack1")
vlc 3.0.16 from VideoLAN✓ installed

Step 4. Launch VLC on Deepin Linux

Once the installation is done, you can launch VLC media player on the GUI, you just have to tap on command and then search for the application you are looking for. If you do not see your application, it is best you restart the system first.

From the command line, you can launch VLC using the command below;

$ snap run vlc 
$ /snap/bin/vlc

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