VLC 3 - MATE fullscreen (Xenial & newer)

PPA description

Patched build of VLC 3.0.16 (fix fullscreen with MATE) for Xenial & newer.

*** Please always check https://launchpad.net/~savoury1 first for general updates about this Launchpad site before emailing me or reporting bugs ***

This PPA contains a patched version of VLC with one commit relative to Qt reverted, due that commit causing issues in fullscreen mode when using MATE and Unity (and possibly other) desktop environments. See the links below for details about this Qt related issue in VLC 3.0.4 and higher.

Due the version string for VLC here (+mate added to Debian pkg version) it will supersede the regular VLC build also published on this Launchpad site (see ppa:savoury1/vlc). Thus, only add this PPA to your system if you are sure you need the fullscreen bugfix that affects MATE (and other) DEs!

                    VLC - media player (Xenial & newer)

dav1d (0.9.2), fluidsynth (2.2.4), glslang (11.7.1), gpac (1.0.1), libdvdnav (6.1.1), libdvdread (6.1.2), libebml (1.4.2), liblivemedia (2021.08.24), libmatroska (1.6.3), libplacebo (4.192.0), lirc (0.10.1 bugfix), protobuf (3.12.4), shaderc (2021.3), sndio (1.8.1), spirv-tools (2021.4), srt (1.4.4), taglib (1.12), vlc (3.0.16), vulkan-{loader,tools} (1.2.198.x), x264 (0.163.3060 = libx264-163), 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)


*** 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 effort maintaining an up-to-date VLC for all!

*** Install ***

VLC here requires FFmpeg >= 4.4 so do these steps for a successful 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:


Note: With backported protobuf >= 3 chromecast support builds on Xenial.

*** Fullscreen ***

VideoLAN Forums: VLC 3.0.4 fullscreen bug (Ubuntu 18.04)


According to Rémi Denis-Courmont (lead VLC developer) it is not a VLC bug:


It appears to be an unresolved issue between Qt and some desktop managers. If using MATE or Unity (or another affected desktop manger) reverting this single commit changing a single line of code fixes the issue immediately:


Other links referencing a fullscreen bug in VLC 3.0.4 and higher:


*** Credits ***

- Creators of VLC: Rémi 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-mate to your system's Software Sources. (Read about installing)

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:savoury1/vlc3-mate
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 https://ppa.launchpadcontent.net/savoury1/vlc3-mate/ubuntu YOUR_UBUNTU_VERSION_HERE main 
deb-src https://ppa.launchpadcontent.net/savoury1/vlc3-mate/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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