I am having an error installing vlc, below is the output i get when i type sudo apt install vlc

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Reading package lists... Done
Building dependency tree       
Reading state information... Done
Some packages could not be installed. This may mean that you have
requested an impossible situation or if you are using the unstable
distribution that some required packages have not yet been created
or been moved out of Incoming.
The following information may help to resolve the situation:

The following packages have unmet dependencies:
 vlc : Depends: vlc-plugin-base (= but it is not going to be installed
E: Unable to correct problems, you have held broken packages.
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Please add the output of `apt-cache policy vlc vlc-plugin-base curl` to the question by editing it.
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Does this answer your question? [Unable to correct problems, you have held broken packages](
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you can try

sudo snap install vlc   


sudo apt-get install vlc


go to the ubuntu store and then search vlc and then selet the vlc media player and click install beside it .

if all ways doesnt work then check then checkout the system requirement

I hope I solved your problem



Keval Shah

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still showing the same error
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I think re-install apt and snap and try again

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