Ubuntu 18.04: Install VLC for media player

This article will describe installing VLC.

1 Install VLC

Install vlc package.

$ sudo apt install -y vlc

2 Change default applications of video

Change default applications of video from Totem to VLC.

Open "Settings" and change "Video" at the "Default Applications" from "Video" to "VLC media player".

Details -> Default Applications -> Video


3 Run VLC

You can run VLC with clicking video files or running vlc command.

$ vlc

The dialog whether to send metadata to developer or not will be displayed. If you don't send, uncheck "Allow metadata network access" and click "Continue".