The objective is to install the VLC media player by using both, EPEL and RPM fusion repositories on CentOS 8 / RHEL 8 Linux. VLC media player is a portable cross-platform media player software and streaming media server developed by the VideoLAN project.

In this tutorial you will learn:
  • How to add EPEL repository
  • How to enable RPM fusion
  • How to install VLC
VLC Player messenger on CentOS 8 / RHEL 8 Linux
VLC Player messenger on CentOS 8 / RHEL 8 Linux

Software Requirements and Conventions Used

Software Requirements and Linux Command Line Conventions
Category Requirements, Conventions or Software Version Used
System CentOS 8 / RHEL 8
Software N/A
Other Privileged access to your Linux system as root or via the sudo command.
Conventions # - requires given linux commands to be executed with root privileges either directly as a root user or by use of sudo command
$ - requires given linux commands to be executed as a regular non-privileged user

How to install VLC Player messenger on CentOS 8 / RHEL 8 Linux step by step instructions

  1. First step is to enable EPEL and RPM fusion repository:
    # dnf install https://dl.fedoraproject.org/pub/epel/epel-release-latest-8.noarch.rpm
    # dnf install https://download1.rpmfusion.org/free/el/rpmfusion-free-release-8.noarch.rpm
    

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  3. Now, we are ready to install the VLC package simply by using the dnf command:
    # dnf install vlc
    
  4. Start VLC media player from your menu or by executing the following command:
    $ vlc
    
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