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Ubuntu 16.04 - Install VLC PPA


The current version of VLC on Ubuntu 16.04 is 2.2.2 Weatherwax. You can get a later version of VLC by using one of the PPAs listed below.

Daily Stable PPA

This PPA has daily builds made from the last stable branch of the VLC media player. You will not find major version updates in this archive, such as from 2.2.x to 3.0.x.

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:videolan/stable-daily -y
sudo apt update && sudo apt install vlc -y

When writing this post, this PPA got me VLC version 2.2.7

VLC Daily Build of master branch

The Launchpad page states:

"This package archive contains daily builds made from the VLC development branch.... This is meant for build testing purpose".

Thus it shouldn't be considered "stable" and use at your own risk.

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:videolan/master-daily -y
sudo apt update && sudo apt install vlc -y

When I used this PPA, I went straight to 4.0.0-dev Otto Chriek.


Last updated: 16th August 2018
First published: 16th August 2018