VLC media player (commonly known as VLC) is a portable, modern, powerful, free and open-source, cross-platform multimedia player, framework and streaming media server developed by VideoLAN project. VLC is available for all kind of platform like desktop operating systems (Linux, Windows & OS X) & mobile platform (Android, iPad, iPhone, and iPod Touch). VLC media player supports many audio and video file formats & compression methods including DVD-Video, video CD and streaming protocols. The latest version of VLC 2.2.2 is the second update for VLC 2.2 series released on February 06, 2016 after almost 10 months of development with 100 important bugx fixes. Alternatively you can install other Video Players such as MPV, MPlayer & SMPlayer.
1) Install VLC on Debian beased Systems
We can easily install VLC on Debian based sysesms such as Ubuntu, Mint & Debian from their own Repository. Just fire the below commands.
$ sudo apt-get install vlc browser-plugin-vlc
2) Install VLC on Ubuntu
We can easily install Latest version of VLC on Ubuntu 15.04, 15.10 & 16.04 systems by adding Videolan PPA.
$ sudo apt-add-repository ppa:videolan/stable-daily $ sudo apt-get update $ sudo apt-get install vlc vlc-plugin-*
2a) Install VLC on Ubuntu 14.04 & Mint 17.x
We can easily install Latest version of VLC on Ubuntu 14.04 & Mint 17.1, 17.2, 17.3 systems by adding Videolan PPA.
$ sudo apt-add-repository ppa:mc3man/trusty-media $ sudo apt-get update $ sudo apt-get install vlc vlc-plugin-*
3) Install VLC on CentOS/RHEL/ScientificLinux
We can install VLC in CentOS/RHEL/ScientificLinux system by enabling NUX Dextop Repository.
# yum install vlc
4) Install VLC on Fedora
We can install VLC on Fedora system by enabling RPM Fusion Repository.
# yum install vlc # Up to Fedora 21 # # dnf install vlc # Fedora 22 later #
5) Install VLC on openSUSE
We can install VLC on openSUSE system by enabling Packman Repository.
# zypper install vlc
2 Comments on “Released VLC 2.2.2 (Media Player) with 100 bug fixes”
Hi. I have Mint 17.3, and its official repositories come with VLC 2.1.6 and there seems to be no chance to get it updated from there. So I’m trying to update vlc to 2.2.2 using your method. The problem is that, even having added the PPA, VLC version defaults to 2.1.6, no matter what.
First I tried “sudo apt-get install –only-upgrade vlc” and, as it did not work, I uninstalled vlc as “sudo apt-get remove –purge vlc”; then back to install: 2.1.6 again…
Any ideas? Thanks a lot.
Good catch, The PPA support Ubuntu versions are 15.04, 15.10 & 16.04 & Mint 17.3 based on Ubuntu 14.04 that’s why.
I have added another PPA for Mint which will support VLC 2.2.1, Hope you will feel happy.