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You can uninstall VLC from Add/Remove Programs (Programs and Features in Windows 7) located in the Control Panel. Search for VLC media player and right click, then select "Uninstall/Change". Follow the prompts to finish the uninstallation.


Alternatively, you can browse to VLC's installation directory (for a typical install, go to your C: Drive and look for Program Files (if 64-bit, Program Files (x86) )→VideoLAN→VLC and double-click on the uninstall link and follow the prompts to uninstall.


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Drag the VLC application to your trash can. You can also remove the configuration file and the cache files in ~/Library/Preferences/VLC/. There is an AppleScript on the disk-image which lets you do this automatically.

If that did not work, you can double-click on the Applications icon. This will bring up a list of all applications on your Mac. Scroll through the list of Applications, then press and hold the Ctrl button to bring up a table of options and actions. Click on "move to trash".

Finally, if the previous processes failed, you can try downloading a third-party uninstaller program to uninstall it, such as AppCleaner.



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Remove the packages that you installed:

# apt-get remove --purge vlc libdvdcss2

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Remove VLC Media Player by entering this command in the Terminal.

$  sudo apt-get remove vlc 

Or you can also search VLC in the Ubuntu Software Center and click on Remove to uninstall it.


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Uninstall the RPM packages that you installed:

# rpm -e vlc-version vlc-mad-version wxvlc-version libdvdcss2-version libdvdpsi1-version

Compiled the sources by yourself

Go to the directory containing VLC sources and execute

# make uninstall

You can then remove the VLC sources.

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