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vlc on fedora 28

asked 2018-05-22 12:11:20 -0500

Obedulio gravatar image

Hi, i'm new here. Just finish the install. I'm not familiar with this yet. Anyway i want to install VLC and i can't understand how. Sorry Please

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A good one to start with is this Q & A: Install video/audio codes. Same answer also talks about installation of VLC

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florian gravatar imageflorian ( 2018-05-22 12:55:32 -0500 )edit

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answered 2018-05-22 13:06:18 -0500

florian gravatar image

updated 2018-05-23 16:21:37 -0500

1.) Enable rpmfusion free repository (non-free is optional)

sudo dnf install$(rpm -E %fedora).noarch.rpm

2.) Install vlc

 sudo dnf install vlc

(Check gpg keys here)

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As far as I know, VLC is free software and the non-free parts of RPM Fusion are not required to install it.

muep gravatar imagemuep ( 2018-05-23 12:08:43 -0500 )edit

That’s right, you don’t have to install the non-free

florian gravatar imageflorian ( 2018-05-23 16:20:33 -0500 )edit

answered 2018-05-23 15:39:15 -0500

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updated 2018-05-23 15:44:25 -0500

Other way; Vlc is available in UnitedRPMs; here the rhythm is accelerated; and you have the current vlc. Copy & paste in a terminal...

1. su

2. rpm --import

3. dnf -y install$(rpm -E %fedora)-7.fc$(rpm -E %fedora).noarch.rpm

4. dnf clean all && dnf -y update && dnf -y install vlc
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answered 2018-05-22 13:01:09 -0500

heliosstyx gravatar image

On Fedora 28 you have some options to install software:

  1. The software-center of your desktop: search for vlc and press install
  2. search on desktop for "dnfdragora" (a graphical software manager for Fedora) and start it. There you can search for vlc.
  3. for your information: you can do that all I mentioned too in a terminal with the sudo dnf ....command (see the documentation on

I hope it will help you to do your first steps with Fedora 28. If you have further questions feel free to ask again.

Remark: vlc can only be found in the rpm fusion repositories (see for installation instructions) and must be enabled if installed already. You can do that in dnfdragora or in the software center of your desktop.

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answered 2018-07-25 07:17:41 -0500

Sorry, that can´t give an answer. I´m a newbee. So if i make a fault to post my problem - as described below - at the wrong place, please pardon me.

I have problem after the installation of vlc inside fedora 28.

The installlation itself worked well. But standardly i would like to start the program VLC to run a videofile.

But if i click on a videofile, it always starts with another program, which i can´t delete. Is there a way to eliminate that other program and use only vlc for video files or fix the use of vlc ??

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The best would be to post this as a new question. Not as answer to another question, even if that one is related to VLC.

florian gravatar imageflorian ( 2018-07-25 14:32:33 -0500 )edit

mouse right click - open whit... - select vlc and remeber to set default

MasterJ77 gravatar imageMasterJ77 ( 2018-09-12 09:40:23 -0500 )edit

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