(Last Updated On: February 4, 2019)

In this guide, we will take a look at How To install VLC on CentOS 7 / Fedora 29 / Fedora 28. VLC is one of the popular free Media Players used by most people to play Audio and Video content. It runs on Windows, Linux, and Mac.

VLC is developed and supported by  VideoLAN project Team. It comes bundled with a number of free encoding and decoding libraries and plugins.

How to install VLC on CentOS 7 / Fedora 29 / Fedora 28 – Using RPM Fusion repository

RPM Fusion repository is updated regularly hence it contains the latest release of VLC. Add the repository to your CentOS 7 or Fedora system, then proceed to install VLC.

Add RPM Fusion Repository to CentOS 7:

sudo yum install https://download1.rpmfusion.org/free/el/rpmfusion-free-release-7.noarch.rpm

For Fedora, you have to use dnf package manager in place of yum

sudo dnf install https://download1.rpmfusion.org/free/fedora/rpmfusion-free-release-$(rpm -E %fedora).noarch.rpm

Also add epel release repository for dependency resolution:

sudo yum install epel-release

On Fedora, add with dnf command:

sudo dnf install epel-release

When all has been added, install vlc using yum or dnf command:

sudo yum install vlc
sudo dnf install vlc

How to install VLC on CentOS 7 / Fedora 29 / Fedora 28- From nux-dextop repository:

nux-dextop doesn’t contain VLC version 3.x, only packages for 2.x. To install VLC on CentOS 7 and Fedora from this, add nux-dextop repository:

sudo rpm -Uvh http://li.nux.ro/download/nux/dextop/el7/x86_64/nux-dextop-release-0-1.el7.nux.noarch.rpm

Also, add the epel repository:

sudo yum install epel-release

Once the two repositories have been added, then update system packages and install vlc.

sudo yum update
sudo yum install vlc

To launch VLC from command line, run:

$ vlc

Or use your Desktop Environment search function

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