Install and Use the VLC Media Player on Ubuntu Linux

The VLC Media Player is an open source, cross-platform media client that supports the vast majority of media formats. Just check out the features page to see the list of them.

To install VLC, open a terminal window and use the following command:

sudo apt-get install vlc vlc-plugin-* mozilla-plugin-vlc

Once installed, you can find the VLC player in the Sound and Video menu under Applications.

The default skin is pretty simple, but it gets the job done:

You will need to restart Firefox to be able to use the plugin.

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