VLC 3 - media player (Xenial & newer)

PPA description

Backport of VLC 3.0.11 (and required dependencies) for Xenial and newer.

Note: Full screen issues with MATE (and other desktop environments) are known to occur for various users on all VLC > 3.0.3 versions. If you have issues in full screen mode (eg. unusable controls or the MATE panel appearing over the top of the video) then you can try this patched VLC version instead:


*** Install ***

To install this version of VLC requires FFmpeg >= 4.2 so do these steps:

  sudo add-apt-repository ppa:savoury1/ffmpeg4
  sudo add-apt-repository ppa:savoury1/vlc3
  sudo apt-get update
  sudo apt-get install vlc

If you want all latest dependencies (not just minimum required for FFmpeg 4):

  sudo add-apt-repository ppa:savoury1/graphics
  sudo add-apt-repository ppa:savoury1/multimedia
  sudo add-apt-repository ppa:savoury1/ffmpeg4
  sudo add-apt-repository ppa:savoury1/vlc3
  sudo apt-get update
  sudo apt-get install vlc

*** Build ***

This PPA has build dependencies on:


Note: The ppa:savoury1/backports archive is not needed for installation, only to build the package for Xenial systems. Two source packages from that PPA are required for a Xenial build: gettext and protobuf. With the backported protobuf, chromecast support also builds successfully even for Xenial! :-)

*** Credits ***

- Creators of VLC: RĂ©mi Denis-Courmont and the entire VLC team

- Package code: Debian Multimedia Maintainers

Adding this PPA to your system

You can update your system with unsupported packages from this untrusted PPA by adding ppa:savoury1/vlc3 to your system's Software Sources. (Read about installing)

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:savoury1/vlc3
sudo apt-get update
Technical details about this PPA

This PPA can be added to your system manually by copying the lines below and adding them to your system's software sources.

Display sources.list entries for:
deb http://ppa.launchpad.net/savoury1/vlc3/ubuntu YOUR_UBUNTU_VERSION_HERE main 
deb-src http://ppa.launchpad.net/savoury1/vlc3/ubuntu YOUR_UBUNTU_VERSION_HERE main 
Signing key:
4096R/E996735927E427A733BB653E374C7797FB006459 (What is this?)


For questions and bugs with software in this PPA please contact Rob Savoury.

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liblivemedia 2020.01.19-1~19.10.sav0 Rob Savoury (2020-02-18)
liblivemedia 2020.01.19-1~18.04.sav0 Rob Savoury (2020-02-18)
liblivemedia 2020.01.19-1~16.04.sav0 Rob Savoury (2020-02-18)
libmicrodns 0.1.0-2~19.10.sav0 Rob Savoury (2020-01-13)
libmicrodns 0.1.0-2~18.04.sav0 Rob Savoury (2020-01-13)
libmicrodns 0.1.0-2~16.04.sav0 Rob Savoury (2020-01-13)
libnfs 4.0.0-1~19.10.sav0 Rob Savoury (2019-11-10)
libnfs 4.0.0-1~18.04.sav0 Rob Savoury (2019-11-10)
libnfs 4.0.0-1~16.04.sav0 Rob Savoury (2019-11-10)
libplacebo 1.7.0-2~18.04.sav0 Rob Savoury (2020-01-13)
libplacebo 1.7.0-2~16.04.sav0 Rob Savoury (2020-01-13)
libspatialaudio 0.3.0+git20180730+dfsg1-2build1~19.10.sav0 Rob Savoury (2020-02-18)
libspatialaudio 0.3.0+git20180730+dfsg1-2build1~18.04.sav0 Rob Savoury (2020-02-18)
libspatialaudio 0.3.0+git20180730+dfsg1-2build1~16.04.sav0 Rob Savoury (2020-02-18)
protobuf 3.0.0-9.1ubuntu1~16.04.sav0 Rob Savoury (2019-12-27)
vlc 3.0.11-1ubuntu0~20.04.sav0 Rob Savoury (2020-06-20)
vlc 3.0.11-1ubuntu0~19.10.sav0 Rob Savoury (2020-06-20)
vlc 3.0.11-1ubuntu0~18.04.sav0 Rob Savoury (2020-06-20)
vlc 3.0.11-1ubuntu0~16.04.sav0 Rob Savoury (2020-06-20)
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