Install VLC 3 application (Vetinari) on Linux using snap

The procedure to install VLC on Linux is as follows:

1) Install snapd

2) Turn on snapd

3) Find VLC 3 app snap:
snap find vlc

4) Install VLC 3 app:
sudo snap install vlc

5) Run it:
vlc &

Let us see all steps and examples in details.

Step 1 – Install Snapd

You need to install snapd package. It is a daemon (service) and tooling that enable snap packages on Linux operating system.

Snapd on a Debian/Ubuntu/Mint Linux

Type the following apt command/apt-get command as follows:

$ sudo apt install snapd

Install snapd on an Arch Linux

snapd is available in the Arch User Repository (AUR) only. Run yaourt command (see how to install yaourt on Archlinux):

$ sudo yaourt -S snapd
$ sudo systemctl enable --now snapd.socket

Get snapd on a Fedora Linux

Run snapd command

$ sudo dnf install snapd
$ sudo ln -s /var/lib/snapd/snap /snap

OpenSUSE install snapd

Execute the zypper command as follows:

### Tumbleweed verson ###
$ sudo zypper addrepo snappy

### Leap version ##
$ sudo zypper addrepo snappy

Install it:

$ sudo zypper install snapd
$ sudo systemctl enable --now snapd.socket

Step 2 – Install the vlc app on Linux using snap

Run the snap command to find the current version of snap:

$ snap find vlc

Install vlc version 3 application on Linux by typing the following snap command:

$ sudo snap install vlc

Step 3 – Run vlc

Just type the following vlc command:

$ vlc &

How do I delete vlc 3 app?

If you do not like it the VLC 3 app, you can delete it by typing the following command:

$ sudo snap remove vlc
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