How To Install VLC 3.0 (Unstable) On Ubuntu 14.10, Ubuntu 14.04 And Derivative Systems

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.

 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

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

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5 comments on “How To Install VLC 3.0 (Unstable) On Ubuntu 14.10, Ubuntu 14.04 And Derivative Systems
  1. Det says:

    You terminal code looks correct.I assume that you have not yet tested your code in Ubuntu 14.04.
    I tried to update today to VLC 3.0 on Ubuntu 14.04 and the repository still does not have it yet in Ubuntu 14.04.
    Hopefully, it will be updated later.
    Kind regards.

    • Geekster says:

      no, i have used a PPA in an article (the stable one) but installed VLC 3.0 from another one (the unstable one). I have updated the instructions, now everything should work ok.

  2. davidhartley says:

    I followed the directions, however step#3 re-installed VLC 2.2, which I guess was packaged with my installed distro, LinuxMint 17
    I’d much rather use the PPA than do a manual install, if possible.
    thanks for your article and for any assistance in my case.

    • Robert T.T. Yu says:

      Make sure that the repository master-daily is there by itself and not checked-marked with another repository that offers VLC.

      Hope it helps.

  3. Robert T.T. Yu says:

    Just recently, while attempting an upgrade of the version of the nightly version of the software on Linux Mint 17, libvlc5 and vlc-data wiped out my installed version of VLC.

    When I attempted to reinstall the vlc packages on Synaptic, it can’t and it barfs out a dependency error, for both VLC and VLC-NOX.

    Another person I ran into on a forum also had the same problem as I did. Was this expected? I would like some help on this matter.

    Thanks in advance!

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