Install VLC on CentOS/RHEL 6.5

Are you a fan of VLC player and would love to have the latest VLC player running on your CentOS 6.5 Operating System. If that’s you, then the step by step guide below will help you to install VLC on your machine. Please note that for earlier versions of CentOS, you might run into some dll dependencies. if you do, then post the errors encountered.

Step 1: Add Repository for Linuxtech

– First switch user to “root” account with command “su –

– Next run the following commands

# cd /etc/yum.repos.d/

# wget


Step 2: Check VLC version in Repo

– Run following command to check the VLC version available

# yum list *vlc*


As seen, we have version 2.0.5 both in 32bit (x86) and 64bit (x86_64) architecture

Step 3: Install VLC

– Run the command below to install vlc

# yum -y install vlc


The installer would install the appropriate version based on your OS architecture

Step 4: Launch VLC

– Exit from “root” and type “vlc” or simply click on Applications > Sound & Video > VLC media player for Gnome desktop environment

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Feel free to share your install experience 🙂

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