VLC 3 - media player (Xenial & newer)

PPA description

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

*** Please always see https://launchpad.net/~savoury1 for general updates about this Launchpad site before contacting me or reporting any bugs! ***

*** With thanks to those people who have donated since late Jan 2022 (when notices were put up about donations being needed for the work to continue) updates to this PPA are now resumed (while the donations are ongoing). ***

If software at this site is useful to you then please consider a donation:

*** Donations: https://paypal.me/Savoury1 & https://ko-fi.com/Savoury1 ***
*** Also https://patreon.com/Savoury1 & https://liberapay.com/Savoury1 ***

UPDATE (24 May 2022): Anyone with no audio since the recent VLC update at this PPA (package versions should be able to fix this issue by removing "vlc-plugin-pipewire" such as with this command:

  sudo apt-get purge vlc-plugin-pipewire

See https://bugs.launchpad.net/savos/+bug/1974089 for more details on bug.

This new vlc-plugin-pipewire package will now be on all those systems that updated to the mentioned VLC package version, if "Recommends" packages are auto-installed. This seems to be Focal and newer series (same as Debian), but seems to not be so with default installations of earlier series (ie. Bionic). An update to VLC here today has demoted the vlc-plugin-pipewire package from Recommends to Suggests to fix the issue. *** END UPDATE ***

Note about full screen issues: Various users have experienced bugs with MATE (and other desktop environments) on VLC > 3.0.3 in full screen mode (eg. unusable controls or MATE panel appearing over top of the video). You can try the patched VLC (revert one line of code in one commit) if having such issues: https://launchpad.net/~savoury1/+archive/ubuntu/vlc3-mate

                    VLC - media player (Xenial & newer)

dav1d (1.0.0), fluidsynth (2.2.7), glslang (11.10.0+, gpac (2.0.0), libdvdnav (6.1.1), libdvdread (6.1.3), libebml (1.4.2), liblivemedia (2022.02.07), libmatroska (1.6.3), libplacebo (4.203.0~git20220425), libtorrent-rasterbar (2.0.6 Jammy / 1.2.15 Focal / 1.2.11 final Py 2.7 version), lirc (0.10.1 bugfix), protobuf (3.12.4), shaderc (2022.1), sndio (1.8.1), spirv-tools (2022.3+, srt (1.4.4), taglib (1.12), vlc (, vlc-plugin-bittorrent (2.14), vlc-plugin-pipewire (3), vulkan-{loader,tools} (, x264 (0.164.3094 = libx264-164), x265 (3.5 = libx265-199)

Xenial & Bionic: libgcrypt20, libgpg-error, libmicrodns (0.1.0), libnfs (4.0.0), libspatialaudio (0.3.0+git20180730)

Xenial only: libepoxy (1.4.3)


*** Install ***

VLC here requires FFmpeg >= 4.4 so do these steps to successfully install:

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

For _all_ latest dependencies (beyond minimum needed for VLC and FFmpeg):

  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 upgrade && sudo apt-get dist-upgrade
  sudo apt-get install vlc

*** Build ***

This PPA has build dependencies on:


Additionally, for Xenial only:


Note: With backported protobuf >= 3 chromecast support builds on 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 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 https://ppa.launchpadcontent.net/savoury1/vlc3/ubuntu YOUR_UBUNTU_VERSION_HERE main 
deb-src https://ppa.launchpadcontent.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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