VideoLAN or simply we could say that VLC is a free and open source multimedia player that can play most multimedia formats (audio and video), also it has support to various streaming protocols.
This time we will show you How to Install VLC for Linux via PPA, with this tutorial you can simply install the latest version of VLC just by using simple commands.
Features of VLC
- Simple, fast and powerful media player.
- Plays everything: Files, Discs, Webcams, Devices and Streams.
- Plays most codecs with no codec packs needed MPEG-2, DivX, H.264, MKV, WebM, WMV, MP3.
- Runs on all platforms: Windows, Linux, Mac OS X, Unix.
- Completely Free, no spyware, no ads and no user tracking.
- Can do media conversion and streaming.
How to Install VLC for Linux
VLC released new version quite frequently, there are important bug fixes for each version, you can check it via the changelogs here. If you want to always have the latest stable version in Ubuntu, you can try these Two PPAs.
1. Daily Stable PPA
First is by using “VLC daily build of stable branch” PPA. This PPA doesn’t have the latest version, it just provides the latest stable version for VLC. To install it via terminal you can use these commands:
sudo add-apt-repository ppa:videolan/stable-daily$ sudo apt-get update $ sudo apt-get install vlc
2. Nate Muench PPA
Second is by using Nate Muench PPAs, to install latest VLC and use Nate Muench PPA you can simply use these commands:
$ sudo add-apt-repository ppa:n-muench/vlc $ sudo apt-get update $ sudo apt-get install vlc
That’s all for my post today, about How to Install VLC for Linux via PPA, hope this post help you to install latest VLC.