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How to install VLC on Fedora 20? [closed]

asked 2014-01-11 01:42:54 -0500

florian gravatar image

updated 2014-01-12 02:48:23 -0500

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Fedora 20 has a new App/Software/Package Manager called Software (*gnome-software) that I don't understand yet.

That's why I have to ask the following simple question: How to install VLC using gnome-software?

I just learned that VLC is part of the rpmfusion-repository and can be installed from there... In this case I'd like to know more about RPMFusion.


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answered 2014-01-11 02:01:11 -0500

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updated 2014-01-11 02:01:48 -0500

I'm not sure vlc is available through gnome-software. At least I couldn't find it.

If you're comfortable with the command line, you can add rpmfusion* to your repo list. Afterwards a simple:

sudo yum update
sudo yum install vlc

should do the trick.


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Who is controlling rpmfusion? Is it peer-reviewed? Safe?

florian gravatar imageflorian ( 2014-01-11 02:13:12 -0500 )edit

I believe it's safe. It's a community project but a very popular one. "RPM Fusion is a merger of Dribble, Freshrpms, and Livna; our goal is to simplify end-user experience by grouping as much add-on software as possible in a single location. Also see our Founding Principles."

It's also listed on the Fedora wiki --

radioact1ve gravatar imageradioact1ve ( 2014-01-11 02:16:18 -0500 )edit

@radioact1ve: Can we be sure that popular equals safe? MS-Windows is a good example of the opposite.

florian gravatar imageflorian ( 2014-01-11 02:20:10 -0500 )edit

@Florian: Absolutely not. You're definitely right to be cautious. Software is as "safe" as you trust the developer. Maybe instead of popular I should have said credible? I've been using rpmfusion and it's predecessors since Fedora's early days. Curious, how did you go about adding repos in Ubuntu?

radioact1ve gravatar imageradioact1ve ( 2014-01-11 09:11:10 -0500 )edit

@radioact1ve: Same as here, I had to trust the developers and I tried to install as little ppa as possible and use only ubuntu's official sources. But sure, that's not always possible...

florian gravatar imageflorian ( 2014-01-11 15:57:57 -0500 )edit

answered 2014-01-12 03:05:34 -0500

Glenn gravatar image

updated 2014-01-12 03:06:59 -0500

rpmfusion has been around for several years now. It is completely safe.

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answered 2014-01-11 13:05:11 -0500

You can also use a third party scripting tool such as fedora utils (found here: I run this on all of my first fedora installs to get it all tweaked and set up and have never experienced any issues.

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