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How to install vlc on Debian Unstable (Sid)

Install vlc

Installing vlc package on Debian Unstable (Sid) is as easy as running the following command on terminal:

sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install vlc

vlc package information

distro Debian Unstable (Sid)
section Main
name vlc
version 2.2.2-6
description multimedia player and streamer
subsection video
website / vlc / 
maintainer Debian Multimedia Maintainers

Uninstall vlc

To remove just vlc package itself from Debian Unstable (Sid) execute on terminal:

sudo apt-get remove vlc

Uninstall vlc and it’s dependent packages

To remove the vlc package and any other dependant package which are no longer needed from Debian Sid.

sudo apt-get remove --auto-remove vlc

Purging vlc

If you also want to delete configuration and/or data files of vlc from Debian Sid then this will work:

sudo apt-get purge vlc

To delete configuration and/or data files of vlc and it’s dependencies from Debian Sid then execute:

sudo apt-get purge --auto-remove vlc