VLC 3 - media player (Xenial & newer)

PPA description

New VLC 3.0.19 pre-release (needs ppa:savoury1/ffmpeg) for Xenial & newer.

*** VLC builds here depend on the private PPA for successful install! ***

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

*** Big thanks to all those who have donated to support this project, you are very directly helping to keep it alive! To all who have not donated: please do so if you can afford it, this project depends on donations. ***

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 ***

                    VLC - media player (Xenial & newer)

dav1d (1.2.1), fluidsynth (2.3.3), gpac (2.0.0), libdvdnav (6.1.1), libdvdread (6.1.3), libebml (1.4.4), libgcrypt20 (1.10.2), libmatroska (1.7.1), libtorrent-rasterbar (2.0.9 Jammy / 1.2.15 Focal / 1.2.11 final Py 2.7 version), lirc (0.10.1 bugfix), protobuf (3.12.4), pupnp (1.14.18), sndio (1.9.0), srt (1.5.3), taglib (1.13.1), vlc (3.0.19~git20230907 pre-release), vlc-plugin-bittorrent (2.14), vlc-plugin-pipewire (3), x264 (0.164.3101 = libx264-164), x265 (3.5 = libx265-199)

Xenial & Bionic: libgpg-error, libmicrodns (0.1.0), libnfs (4.0.0), libspatialaudio (0.3.0+git20180730), pupnp-1.8 (1.8.4)

Xenial only: libepoxy (1.4.3)


*** Install ***

VLC here requires both the public FFmpeg 4 PPA (ppa:savoury1/ffmpeg4) and the private FFmpeg PPA (ppa:savoury1/ffmpeg). Anyone who has donated can contact me to request access to the private PPA. After being given access to the new private PPA, do the following 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

Note about full screen issues: A long standing bug [1] first reported over three years ago (July 2019) related to VLC > 3.0.3 for users of particular desktop environments has now been fixed at last in latest VLC 3.0.18 with some changes [2] to how VLC handles the playback bar in fullsreen mode! So the other VLC 3 PPA (ppa:savoury1/vlc3-mate) is now effectively redundant.

[1] https://code.videolan.org/videolan/vlc/-/issues/22563
[2] https://code.videolan.org/videolan/vlc/-/commit/d68b590f

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 ***

*** 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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dav1d 1.2.1-2~22.04.sav0 Rob Savoury ()
dav1d 1.2.1-2~20.04.sav0 Rob Savoury ()
dav1d 1.2.1-2~18.04.sav0 Rob Savoury ()
dav1d 1.2.1-2~16.04.sav0 Rob Savoury ()
fluidsynth 2.3.3-2.1~22.04.sav0 Rob Savoury ()
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gpac 2.0.0+dfsg1-4~22.04.sav0 Rob Savoury ()
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gpac 2.0.0+dfsg1-4~18.04.sav0 Rob Savoury ()
gpac 2.0.0+dfsg1-4~16.04.sav0 Rob Savoury ()
libdvdnav 6.1.1-0ubuntu1~20.04.sav0 Rob Savoury ()
libdvdnav 6.1.1-0ubuntu1~18.04.sav0 Rob Savoury ()
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libdvdread 6.1.3-1~20.04.sav0 Rob Savoury ()
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libgcrypt20 1.10.2-2ubuntu1~22.04.sav0 Rob Savoury ()
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libmatroska 1.7.1-1~22.04.sav0 Rob Savoury ()
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libtorrent-rasterbar 1.2.11-0ubuntu1~18.04.sav0 Rob Savoury ()
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lirc 0.10.1-6.3~20.04.sav0 Rob Savoury ()
lirc 0.10.1-6.3~18.04.sav0 Rob Savoury ()
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pupnp 1:1.14.18-1ubuntu1~22.04.sav0 Rob Savoury ()
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pupnp 1:1.14.18-1ubuntu1~18.04.sav0 Rob Savoury ()
pupnp 1:1.14.18-1ubuntu1~16.04.sav0 Rob Savoury ()
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pupnp-1.8 1:1.8.4-2ubuntu2~16.04.sav0 Rob Savoury ()
sndio 1.9.0-0.3~22.04.sav0 Rob Savoury ()
sndio 1.9.0-0.3~20.04.sav0 Rob Savoury ()
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srt 1.5.3-0ubuntu1~18.04.sav0 Rob Savoury ()
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taglib 1.13.1-1~18.04.sav0 Rob Savoury ()
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vlc 3.0.19~git20230907-0ubuntu1~22.04.sav0 Rob Savoury ()
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vlc-plugin-bittorrent 2.14-1~18.04.sav0 Rob Savoury ()
vlc-plugin-bittorrent 2.14-1~16.04.sav0 Rob Savoury ()
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