Install VLC Media Player 2.2 on Ubuntu

Install VLC Media Player 2.2 on Ubuntu

Hi guys. I am going to teach you how to install VLC Media Player today using the Ubuntu PPA. I think that there are many people out there that do not know what VLC Media Player is or they use it but do not have the exact information about it.

VLC Media Player is an open-source multimedia player. It supports many file formats as well as DVD, CD and VCD. The great thing about VLC Media Player is that it is portable and also cross-platform. A very important thing you should know about it is that it can be used to stream audio and video over networks, and you have the choice to choose between a myriad of protocols.

There are many things I did not know about VLC Media Player and I learned along the way. Do you want to know some more things about VLC Media Player? Yes, I know you want to because this is the reason why you guys visit Unixmen.

Below are listed some other cool things you can do with VLC Media Player:

  • View and download YouTube videos
  • Convert video into different formats
  • Listen to and download music online
  • Record video with your webcam
  • Sync your audio/video


Now, time to install VLC Media Player and do not forget to share your thoughts and knowledge about it in the comments so we can also learn from you guys.

VLC Media Player Features:

  • Simple, fast and powerful media player
  • Plays everything: Files, Discs, Webcams, Devices and Streams
  • Plays most codecs with no codec packs needed
  • MPEG-2, DivX, H.264, MKV, WebM, WMV, MP3
  • Runs on all platforms: Windows OS, Linux, Unix and Mac OS
  • Completely free of spyware, ads and no user tracking
  • Media conversion and streaming


How to install VLC Media Player 2.2. on Ubuntu? Ok, open a new terminal and type the commands exactly as shown in Figure 1, Figure 2 and Figure 3.

Add the repository.

Figure 1

Figure 1b

Perform update.

Figure 2

Install VLC Media Player.

Figure 3

Ok guys, that’s it.

Now I am going to do some research for another article. While I am working on another article you can share your thoughts in the comments.

  • Ian Draper

    I have only recently signed up to this site but l just love VLC Player and have used it since way back in 2000, l also have just become an Ubuntu 13.04 fan and now l cannot get enough of Open Source! I use Mint 14 on another computer and have got used to using PPA, one of the best to add these is YPPA using this link it works great! Anyway just to say great post, site and thanks Unixmen!
    Maybe one day l will join the site and post my own!
    Regards Ian

  • John Talbot

    Just curious, why not just do a sudo apt-get install vlc ? vlc ios already in default ubuntu aptitude depot.