How to update VLC to the latest version?

  • 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..."

    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 i

    unable to find `bionic` in VideoLAN's Ubuntu dist list for `stable-daily`, but did find `bionic` in `master-daily`.

  • Ivan

    Ivan Correct answer

    9 years ago

    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

    By the way I've already noticed a drawback after installing 2.1 from the PPA: it doesn't offer Mozilla VLC Plugin (and does remove one already installed). That's a pity, I used to make intense use of it.

    There seems to be no repository meant for 10.04 in the PPAs, @sivakumar. stable-daily PPA supports 11.10 (Oneiric Ocelot) and 12.04 (Precise Pangolin), master-daily PPA supports 10.10 (Maverick Meerkat), 11.04 (Natty Narwhal), 11.10 (Oneiric Ocelot) and 12.04 (Precise Pangolin). If you really want to update your VLC you can either wait until someone builds stable VLC 2.0 release packages or try using Maverick repo of the master-daily PPA or Oneiric repo of the stable-daily PPA (by editing apt configuration files manually), but I am not sure it is going to work properly.

    This answer should be deleted as that repo has not been built or functioned in at least a year.

  • 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-*
    

    Will not work in 16.04, downvote for not being updated

    How can you expect it to work for 16.04 @rancho Did I mentioned it? pitty on you :(

  • In Ubuntu 14.04 and later VLC can be updated to the latest stable version by installing the vlc snap package. It notably plays MKV, MP4, MPEG, MPEG-2, MPEG-4, DivX, MOV, WMV, QuickTime, WebM, FLAC, MP3, Ogg/Vorbis files, BluRays, DVDs, VCDs, podcasts, and multimedia streams from various network sources. It supports subtitles, closed captions and is translated in numerous languages.

    Open the terminal and type:

    sudo snap install vlc  
    

    The vlc snap package will be updated automatically when updates are available.

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