VLC Media Player Installation on Centos 6.4


Hello Friends,

Hope you are doing very well !!

Today We are going to play videos in VLC Player on Centos 6.4. So I am going to share how to install VLC Player on Centos 6.4.


Lets Start Installation :-

Fisrt we need to download a repo called linuxtech.repo :-

[root@sahil ~]# cd /downloads

[root@sahil ~]# cd /downloads/

[root@sahildownloads]#wget http://pkgrepo.linuxtech.net/el6/release/linuxtech.repo

Move repo in /etc/yum.repos.d/ direcotory :-

[root@sahil downloads]# cp linuxtech.repo /etc/yum.repos.d

Now install VLC player by using yum :-

[root@sahil~]#yum install vlc -y

Check your VLC player :-

Command line:-

[root@sahil ~]# vlc &

Graphically :-

Go to Applicataion—> Sound and Videos —-> VLC media player .

Installation Completed ๐Ÿ™‚ Now play your Videos.ย 

If you want to run as a root user then please run below command:-


#sed -i โ€˜s/geteuid/getppid/โ€™ /usr/bin/vlc


Thank Youย  ๐Ÿ™‚ ๐Ÿ™‚ ๐Ÿ™‚

Enjoy Linux-Ing ๐Ÿ™‚ ๐Ÿ™‚ ๐Ÿ™‚



36 thoughts on “VLC Media Player Installation on Centos 6.4

  1. VLC is not supposed to be run as root. Sorry.
    If you need to use real-time priorities and/or privileged TCP ports
    you can use vlc-wrapper (make sure it is Set-UID root and
    cannot be run by non-trusted users first).

  2. it didnt work for me
    i did the above process

    at last im getting this errorโ€ฆ.
    Error: Package: liblrdf-0.5.0-2.el6.i686 (linuxtech-release)
    Requires: ladspa
    Error: Package: vlc-2.0.5-8.el6.i686 (linuxtech-release)
    Requires: libminizip.so.1
    You could try using โ€“skip-broken to work around the problem
    You could try running: rpm -Va โ€“nofiles โ€“nodigest
    please help meโ€ฆ

  3. I can’t get it to work. From root if I do command sed -i โ€˜s/geteuid/getppid/โ€™ /usr/bin/vlc I get sed: -e expression #1, char 1: unknown command: `?’

  4. Hi, Couldn’t install VLC after following above steps. Trying on CentOS-6.4-x86_64. Following error occurs:
    Error: Package: libprojectM-2.0.1-5.el6.x86_64 (atrpms)
    Requires: libGLEW.so.1.5()(64bit)
    Available: glew-1.5.4-1.el6.x86_64 (atrpms)
    Available: glew-1.5.5-1.el6.x86_64 (epel)
    You could try using –skip-broken to work around the problem
    You could try running: rpm -Va –nofiles –nodigest

    Please help !

  5. thank you it works for me
    please i have another question i want to install usb modem but when i tried to instal;l the package cone with the usb an error said you must install QT3 run time package
    any help please

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