How to Install VLC on OpenSUSE Linux

What is VLC and Why do You Need It?

VLC (VideoLAN Client) is a free and open-source multimedia player that is available for a wide range of platforms, including Linux, Windows, MacOS, iOS, and Android. It is widely used for playing a variety of audio and video formats, including MP3, MP4, AVI, and MKV. VLC is known for its versatility, supporting a wide range of codecs and file formats, and for being able to play damaged or incomplete media files.

In addition to playing media files, VLC also has a number of other features, including the ability to stream media over a network, convert media files to different formats, and record audio and video. VLC is also highly customizable, with a number of settings and options that allow you to fine-tune its behavior and appearance.

Overall, VLC is a powerful and popular multimedia player that is well-suited for a wide range of audio and video playback needs.

How to Install VLC on OpenSUSE Linux

To install VLC on OpenSUSE Linux, you will need to use the package manager zypper. Follow these steps:

  1. Open a terminal window by pressing Ctrl+Alt+T or by searching for “Terminal” in the Start menu.
  2. Update the list of available packages by running the following command:
sudo zypper refresh
  1. Install VLC by running the following command:
sudo zypper install vlc
  1. Wait for the installation to complete.
  2. Run VLC by entering the following command in the terminal:
vlc

Alternatively, you can also install VLC through the graphical user interface by using the “Software” application. To do this, follow these steps:

  1. Open the “Software” application by searching for it in the Start menu.
  2. In the search bar, type “vlc” and press Enter.
  3. Click on the “Install” button next to the VLC package.
  4. Enter your password when prompted and click “Authenticate”.
  5. Wait for the installation to complete.
  6. Once the installation is complete, you can launch VLC from the Start menu or by typing “vlc” in the terminal.