How to install VLC Player on AlmaLinux 8 [Step-by-Step]

Deepak Prasad


VLC media player is the most commonly used media player known as VideoLAN client. It was developed by a nonprofit organization under the VideoLAN project. Vlc is a free, cross-platform, and open-source framework that provides a platform on which you can play almost all supportive multimedia files such as CD, DVD, Audio CD, VCD. You can install Vlc on almost all operating systems such as Linux, Windows, and macOS. The Vlc player provides various features, for example, used to compress media files, screen capture, listen to online radio, add subtitles, Chromecast device, and many more.

In this tutorial, we will learn how to install Vlc media player on AlmaLinux 8 using the command line.



You need to install the following packages to install VLC player on AlmaLinux 8.

  • Install and enable epel, rpm fusion repositories
  • Login as root on your system or use sudo privileges to install vlc media player.


Steps to Install Vlc Media Player on AlmaLinux 8

The following steps need to perform to install VLC player on AlmaLinux 8:


Step 1: Enable rpm fusion and Epel Repositories

The epel repository is not enabled by default on the AlmaLinux 8 system. RPM Fusion packages depend on the EPEL repository. However, to install vlc player, you need to enable the Epel and rpm fusion repositories on your system by executing the following command:

$ sudo dnf install epel-release rpmfusion-free-release

You can also use the following command to include the above packages:

$ sudo dnf install --nogpgcheck
$ sudo dnf install --nogpgcheck

install rpmfusion-free-release repository

Once the Epel and rpm fusion repositories are enabled, you can install Vlc player on your system.


Step 2: Check VLC player availability on AlmaLinux 8

After installing the required repositories, check the availability of a supportive package to install Vlc on AlmaLinux 8 by running the following command:

$ sudo dnf info vlc

info vlc


Step 3: Install Vlc player on AlmaLinux 8

As you have seen in the above step, Vlc is available for installation. Now, install VLC media player on your system by using the following command:

$ sudo dnf install vlc

install vlc

The above command will install the full installation of Vlc player on your system. For minimal or headless installation, you can use the following command:

$ sudo dnf install vlc-core


Step 4: Launch VLC media player

Once you install Vlc player successfully, launch the Vlc player on AlmaLinux 8 system by executing the following command:

$ vlc

Or you can also open the vlc media player using the graphical interface. Type the Vlc in the search bar to launch it on your system as follows:

 launch vlc


Upgrade VLC player

If the latest version of the VLC player is released, you can also upgrade the Vlc player by using the following command.

$ sudo dnf upgrade vlc


Uninstall or remove VLC from AlmaLinux 8

Besides all features, most of the time you don’t need to use the Vlc player on your system for a long time. In this case, you can uninstall the Vlc player from your AlmaLinux 8 system by running the below-mentioned command:

$ sudo dnf remove vlc

uninstall vlc

Press ‘Y’ and hit ‘Enter’ to uninstall the Vlc from your system. Once the Vlc is removed from your system, the all packages will also be removed from your system.



We have seen in this article how to install VLC on the AlmaLinux 8 distribution. We have also seen how to add and enable various repositories such as Epel, rpm fusion on the AlmaLinux system. After completing the Vlc installation, make sure all the necessary packages are installed on your system to integrate the Vlc player in your system.  Please send us your suggestion about this article.


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Deepak Prasad

He is the founder of GoLinuxCloud and brings over a decade of expertise in Linux, Python, Go, Laravel, DevOps, Kubernetes, Git, Shell scripting, OpenShift, AWS, Networking, and Security. With extensive experience, he excels in various domains, from development to DevOps, Networking, and Security, ensuring robust and efficient solutions for diverse projects. You can reach out to him on his LinkedIn profile or join on Facebook page.

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