Hello Linux Geeksters. As you may know, VLC is the most popular free video player. The latest (unstable) version available for Linux is VLC 3.0, which has been recently released.
When it be stable enough for daily usage, VLC 3.0 will come with support for desktop capturing on systems using Wayland as display server, support for new formats (F4M, F4V, H.264, VC-1, MPEG-2, PCM, AC-3, E-AC3, MLP, DTS) will be added, the users will be able to play video/audio files inside archives (without having to extract the archive), a new feature that allows the users to add subtitles to videos via drag and drop and other bug-fixes and changes.
In this article I will show you how to install VLC 3.0 on Ubuntu 14.10 Utopic Unicorn, Ubuntu 14.04 Trusty Tahr, Linux Mint 17 Qiana, Pinguy OS 14.04, Elementary OS 0.3 Freya, Deepin 2014, Peppermint Five, LXLE 14.04, Linux Lite 2.0 and other Ubuntu derivative systems.
Because it is available via PPA, installing VLC 3.0 on Ubuntu 14.10, Ubuntu 14.04 and derivative systems is easy. All you have to do is add the ppa to your system update the local repository index and install the vlc package. Like this:
$ sudo add-apt-repository ppa:videolan/master-daily
$ sudo apt-get update
$ sudo apt-get install vlc
Optional, to remove vlc, do:
$ sudo apt-get remove vlc