How to uninstall mplayer2 from Ubuntu

Uninstall mplayer2

To uninstall just mplayer2 package itself from Ubuntu execute on terminal:

sudo apt-get remove mplayer2

Uninstall mplayer2 and it's dependent packages

To uninstall the mplayer2 package and any other dependant package which are no longer needed on Ubuntu.

sudo apt-get autoremove mplayer2

Purging mplayer2

If you also want to delete configuration and/or data files of mplayer2 from Ubuntu then this will work:

sudo apt-get purge mplayer2

To delete configuration and/or data files of mplayer2 and it's dependencies from Ubuntu then execute:

sudo apt-get autoremove --purge mplayer2

mplayer2 package information

name mplayer2
section video

next generation movie player for Unix-like systems


More information about apt-get remove

Advanced Package Tool, or APT, is a free software user interface that works with core libraries to handle the installation and removal of software on Debian, Ubuntu and other Linux distributions. APT simplifies the process of managing software on Unix-like computer systems by automating the retrieval, configuration and installation of software packages, either from precompiled files or by compiling source code.

apt-get is the command-line tool for handling packages, and may be considered the user's "back-end" to other tools using the APT library.

apt-get remove is identical to install except that packages are removed instead of installed. Note that removing a package leaves its configuration files on the system. If a plus sign is appended to the package name (with no intervening space), the identified package will be installed instead of removed.

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How to install mplayer2 package on Ubuntu