3.20. VLC media player

Install VLC:

1sudo apt install -y vlc

3.20.1. Integration

To associate media files with VLC:

  • directly use the files browser, or

  • edit ~/.config/mimeapps.list, e.g. video/mp4=vlc.desktop (cf. Files associations)

3.20.2. Hardware acceleration

Hardware acceleration should be automatically enabled.

If not, go to Preferences ‣ Input/Codecs ‣ Codecs :

  • with an Intel GPU: Hardwar-accelerated decoding = VA-API video decoder

  • with a NVIDIA GPU: Hardwar-accelerated decoding = VDPAU video decoder