VLC 3.0 Will Bring A Lot Of Changes, Including Support For Wayland And Systemd

Hello Linux Geeksters. As you may know, VLC is one of the most popular open-source media players, available for Linux, Windows and Mac OS X.

VLC 3.0 is under massive works and will have important features, such as: support for Wayland and systemd, an output module for Chromecast, support for batch converting, a few Android improvements like rotation, opaque and subpicture blending and OpenGL will be used as the default video output on Linux and BSD.

While it is not stable yet, it can be already installed on Ubuntu 15.04, Ubuntu 14.10, Ubuntu 14.04 and derivative systems.

In this article I will show you how to install VLC 3.0 on Ubuntu 15.04 Vivid Vervet, Ubuntu 14.10 Utopic Unicorn, Ubuntu 14.04 Trusty Tahr, Linux Mint 17.1 Rebecca, Linux Mint 17, Pinguy OS 14.04, Elementary OS 0.3 Freya, Deepin 2014, Peppermint Five, LXLE 14.04, Linux Lite 2
and other Ubuntu derivative systems.

Because it is available via PPA, installing VLC 3.0 on Ubuntu 15.04, 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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