Installing VLC player on Fedora 18 / 19 / 20


Here’s a simple three step guide to installing VLC media player on Fedora 19 [Schrodinger's Cat]:-

  1. Login as Super User:
    • $su
  2. Setup rpmfusion:
  3. Install vlc using the default yum package manager:
    • #yum install vlc mozilla-vlc

Voila! You now have VLC media player installed on you computer! :-)

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Web Ninja, Open Source Evangelist, Mozillian, Geek, M.Sc. (Computer Applications) from Symbiosis Institute Of Computer Studies & Research (SICSR), Pune, Maharashtra, India. Worked at Mozilla Foundation, Red Hat, Software Development & Research Cell at SICSR. Originally from Kolkata, West Bengal. Open Source Contributor, Interested in Web Development as well as Technological Localizations. Follower of all updates related to Free and Open Source Software.

Posted on June 4, 2013, in Fedora, How-to Guides, Technology, VLC and tagged , , , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 44 Comments.

  1. Hi guy,

    Thanks for you HowTo, it works perfectly :-)

  2. thank you

  3. Geraldo Arruda

    Thank’s from Brasil!

  4. I like Thank’s

  5. terminal does not take password? now what can i do please give me solution

  6. how to open vlc as root user

  7. Thanks for tips. It’s work good

  8. after su it will ask password but i dont knw the passwrd m frnd installd this os so plz help me wat to do

  9. Hello Mr. Sarkar,
    I`ve got an eror message.
    Error: Package: minizip-1.2.7-10.fc19.i686 (fedora)
    Requires: zlib = 1.2.7-10.fc19
    Installed: zlib-1.2.8-3.fc20.i686 (installed)
    zlib = 1.2.8-3.fc20
    Available: zlib-1.2.7-10.fc19.i686 (fedora)
    zlib = 1.2.7-10.fc19
    You can try using –skip-broken to work around the problem.
    You could try: rpm-Va – nofiles – nodigest

    Can you help me to resolve the problem?

    Thanks in advance!

    • It looks like you are using a more recent version of the required dependencies. Ideally it shouldn’t be much of a problem if you skip the dependencies. You may try doing yum install vlc mozilla-vlc -skip broken to see if that solves the issue.

  10. I have got an error
    “No vlc package found
    Error: Nothing to do.”

  11. [myusername@localhost ~]$ $su
    [myusername@localhost ~]$ #rpm -ivh http://download1.rpmfusion.org/free/fedora/rpmfusion-free-release-stable.noarch.rpm
    [myusername@localhost ~]$ #yom install vlc mozilla-vlc
    [myusername@localhost ~]$

    Umm nothing happend………….

  12. thanx….u made so easy……..

  13. i cant open vlc player

  14. Thank you Sayak, it worked :-)

  15. installed vlc how do I access it now

  16. I found it as a icon under the multimedia icon but still needed codecs for movie dvd

  17. “system-release >= 19 is needed by rpmfusion-free-release-19-1.noarch” Message displayed when I tried to install VLC Player in Fedora 20.

  18. says a public key is missing so that can’t complete the installation.. wot 2 do?

  19. and by the way i’m using fedora 18

  20. hi Sayak Sarkar
    i need offline vlc player i dont have internet connection plz tell the procedure

    • Hey Prasad,

      Once you install vlc, it’s quite usable offline. However, you do need an internet connection to download the requisite packages during the installation.

  21. Man, got the following error message. And then…?
    –> Finished Dependency Resolution
    Error: Package: vlc-core-2.1.4-4.fc21.i686 (rpmfusion-free-rawhide)
    Requires: libass.so.5
    Error: Package: vlc-core-2.1.4-4.fc21.i686 (rpmfusion-free-rawhide)
    Requires: libgcrypt.so.20(GCRYPT_1.6)
    Error: Package: vlc-core-2.1.4-4.fc21.i686 (rpmfusion-free-rawhide)
    Requires: libgcrypt.so.20
    Error: Package: ffmpeg-libs-2.2-1.fc21.i686 (rpmfusion-free-rawhide)
    Requires: libass.so.5
    You could try using –skip-broken to work around the problem
    You could try running: rpm -Va –nofiles –nodigest

  22. Could not resolve host: download1.rpmfusion.org; Nombre o servicio desconocido ?

  23. Hi, I installed VLC player for my fedora 20 but the problem is that i can’t see my video but the audio is working properly and i had the same case with default video player also

    • Not quite sure why this is happening. Might be a system issue. Try going through the system logs, that should tell you if there is any background conflict happening in the system.

      • How could i find system logs.. When i tried via real time application it says that ” A problem with GNOME-system log has been detected. When tried via “ls /var/log” permission denied even though i was the root user. Can you suggest any ways ..

      • I’m afraid then, I cannot help much here. I’d suggest checking out at the Fedora or GNOME forums to check if anybody has had any similar issues in the past.

  24. Hi dude,
    I’ve got an error message after performing the three steps described above as follows:
    –> Finished Dependency Resolution
    Error: Package: vlc-core-2.1.4-4.fc21.i686 (rpmfusion-free-rawhide)
    Requires: libass.so.5
    Error: Package: vlc-core-2.1.4-4.fc21.i686 (rpmfusion-free-rawhide)
    Requires: libgcrypt.so.20(GCRYPT_1.6)
    Error: Package: vlc-core-2.1.4-4.fc21.i686 (rpmfusion-free-rawhide)
    Requires: libgcrypt.so.20
    Error: Package: ffmpeg-libs-2.2.1-1.fc21.i686 (rpmfusion-free-rawhide)
    Requires: libass.so.5
    You could try using –skip-broken to work around the problem
    You could try running: rpm -Va –nofiles –nodigest

    and now, what 2 do?

  25. I’ve been using fedora 20.

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