Ubuntu – VLC 2.2.6 doesn’t open

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I am using Ubuntu 16.04 LTS and recently I upgraded my VLC from 2.2.2 to 2.2.6. But after that the GUI of VLC doesn't open. It just flashes in the taskbar and closes. There is no background task running as VLC. I tried reinstalling VLC but nothing happens. I tried launchin by command line which works good.

Best Answer

  • You signed up for Ask Ubuntu today and this is your first question on Ask Ubuntu, so maybe you don't know that VLC 2.26 is an Ubuntu snap package. In order to install it open the terminal and type:

    sudo apt install snapd  
    sudo snap install vlc