I have tried to install vlc on 16.04 by downloading a .deb file from this debian packages site.

But when I went to terminal and did this:
in terminal extracting the .deb file
nothing happened. VLC didn't get installed. Can you suggest a solution?

I wish to install VLC using .deb file and not use apt-get because it is blocked for my system.

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    Please replace the screenshot by copying text from terminal. – davidbaumann Mar 19 '18 at 15:17
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    What is blocked? – davidbaumann Mar 19 '18 at 15:17
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    vlc-data is just a part of VLC containing some extra data files needed for the player, not the player itself. Instead of struggling to work around a broken package system, you should really investigate into that and fix it before, then you can use sudo apt install vlc. – Byte Commander Mar 19 '18 at 15:24
  • can you tell me where to find the complete package – Vasista Mar 19 '18 at 15:27
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    Also, why not just install from the Ubuntu repo ? Picking different .deb packages from various places is a recipe for problems later on. If you what you want is to get the latest version of VLC, use the PPA. – JonasCz Mar 19 '18 at 16:06

I use gdebi package installer. It automatically handels nearly all dependancy and problem in any .deb file. I will suggest you to try the same.


Have u checked if it was installed or not?

You can click on ubuntu at top left and search vlc it might be already installed.

I know you may not want but you can install vlc using apt also

sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install vlc browser-plugin-vlc

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