Ubuntu: How to update VLC to the latest version?



Question:

As VLC 2.0 is released, how do I get it in Ubuntu (XUbuntu actually, in my case) 11.10? Any PPAs or packages to download? The official page says "Ask your favorite packager..."


Solution:1

I've just found the official VLC PPA.

Stable version snapshots

For the current stable version of VLC that is ppa:videolan/stable-daily (currently version 2.0)

Add it to your system

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:videolan/stable-daily  

Update and upgrade / install VLC

sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get install vlc  

For the daily master snapshots

For the master daily (testing) that is ppa:videolan/master-daily (currently version 2.1)

Add it to your system

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:videolan/master-daily  

Update and upgrade / install VLC

sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get install vlc  

For more information about PPAs please visit the following post


Solution:2

Open terminal(Ctrl+Alt+T) and run:

As of today (2015/11/21), the latest VLC version

for 14.04 (vlc 2.2.1)

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:mc3man/trusty-media  sudo apt-get update  sudo apt-get install vlc vlc-plugin-*  

for 14.04 & 15.04 & 15.10 (vlc 2.2.1)

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:n-muench/vlc  sudo apt-get update  sudo apt-get install vlc vlc-plugin-*  


Solution:3

The PPA mentioned in @Ivan's answer is unsupported. It last built correctly in 8/2016. There is no easy way to update vlc. However, this question address this problem with 17.04 and the best you can get is a newer version that doesn't support x.265 with snap.

See How do I install VLC 3.0 on Ubuntu Zesty 17.04? for more information.


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