How can I install VLC on Debian 10 (Buster). VLC is a free, open-source and cross-platform multimedia player used to play most multimedia files, and various streaming protocols. It works on both Windows and Linux systems.

There are two main methods of installing VLC Media player on Debian 10 Buster, either from Debian upstream repositories or from the snap package.

Install VLC Media Player on Debian 10 (Buster) from Apt

For the installation of VLC from the apt repositories, update your system and install VLC using the commands below.

sudo apt update
sudo apt install vlc

The installation above doesn’t guarantee the latest package. You may consider installing from a snap for a more recent package release.

Install VLC on Debian 10 (Buster) via snap

First start by installing snapd on Debian 10 system.

sudo apt update
sudo apt install snap snapd

Then use snap to install VLC on Debian 10.

sudo snap install vlc

Launch VLC from CLI or Applications search menu.

$ vlc

You can check the version of VLC installed from the Help page.

There you go!. You now have VLC installed on Debian 10 (Buster) from either apt repository or Snap. Enjoy playing media files with VLC and check other Debian articles available on our website.

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