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Installing VLC media player in Redhat Enterprise Linux 7

VLC media player in Redhat Enterprise Linux edition can be installed in following ways:

  1. You can directly download from VLC’s official site and proceed.
  2. Or follow the following steps:

First install Epel and


# rpm -Uvh https://dl.fedoraproject.org/pub/epel/7/x86_64/e/epel-release-7-8.noarch.rpm
# rpm -Uvh http://li.nux.ro/download/nux/dextop/el7/x86_64/nux-dextop-release-0-5.el7.nux.noarch.rpm

Check if vlc is available

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# yum info vlc

sample output:

Loaded plugins: langpacks, product-id, search-disabled-repos, subscription-
          : manager
nux-dextop                                               | 2.9 kB     00:00     
nux-dextop/x86_64/primary_db                               | 1.7 MB   00:08     
Available Packages
Name        : vlc
Arch        : x86_64
Epoch       : 1
Version     : 2.2.4
Release     : 1.el7.nux
Size        : 1.5 M
Repo        : nux-dextop/x86_64
Summary     : The cross-platform open-source multimedia framework, player and
            : server
URL         : http://www.videolan.org
License     : GPLv2+
Description : VLC is a free and open source cross-platform multimedia player and
            : framework that plays most multimedia files as well as DVDs, Audio
            : CDs, VCDs, and various streaming protocols.

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# yum install vlc

VLC media player can be opened with following command

$ vlc
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