VLC 3 - media player (Xenial & newer)

PPA description

Backport of VLC 3.0.15 (and required dependencies) for Xenial & newer.

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 (0.9.0), fluidsynth (2.1.8), glslang (11.4.0), libdvdnav (6.1.1), libdvdread (6.1.2), libebml (1.4.2), liblivemedia (2021.04.06), libmatroska (1.6.2), libmicrodns, libnfs (4.0.0), libplacebo (2.72.2), libspatialaudio (0.3.0), protobuf (3.12.3), shaderc (2021.0), spirv-tools (2021.1), srt (1.4.3), vlc (3.0.15), vulkan-loader (, vulkan-tools (

Xenial & Bionic only: libgcrypt20, libgpg-error, lirc (0.10.1)

Xenial only: libepoxy (1.4.3)


*** Donations: https://ko-fi.com/savoury1 & https://paypal.me/Savoury1 ***

If you find this PPA useful then please consider a donation (above links). It will help me continue the efforts maintaining up-to-date VLC for all!

*** Install ***

VLC >= 3 requires FFmpeg 4.x so do these steps for a successful install (not strictly required for Focal & newer, but PPA has latest FFmpeg 4.4):

  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:


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-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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