VLC 3 - MATE fullscreen (Xenial & newer)

PPA description

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

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

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

                  VLC (MATE) - media player (Xenial & newer)

dav1d (0.7.1), fluidsynth (2.1.2), libdvdnav (6.1.0), libdvdread (6.1.1), libebml (1.4.0), liblivemedia (2020.01.19), libmatroska (1.6.0), libmicrodns, libnfs (4.0.0), libplacebo (1.29.1), libspatialaudio (0.3.0), protobuf (3.12.3), shaderc (2020.0), spirv-tools (2020.3), vlc (, vulkan-loader (, vulkan-tools (

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


 *** Donate to support this Launchpad site: https://ko-fi.com/savoury1 ***

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

*** Install ***

VLC at this PPA is built against recent FFmpeg >= 4.2 (and dependencies), so one additional PPA is required. Do these steps for a successful installation:

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

For _all_ latest dependencies (beyond minimum set 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-mate
  sudo apt-get update
  sudo apt-get upgrade && sudo apt-get dist-upgrade
  sudo apt-get install vlc

*** Building ***

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! :-)

*** 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 certain desktop managers. If using MATE or Unity (or another affected desktop manger) reverting this commit fixes the issue:


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 http://ppa.launchpad.net/savoury1/vlc3-mate/ubuntu YOUR_UBUNTU_VERSION_HERE main 
deb-src http://ppa.launchpad.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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dav1d 0.7.1-2~20.04.sav1 Rob Savoury (2020-07-09)
dav1d 0.7.1-2~19.10.sav1 Rob Savoury (2020-07-09)
dav1d 0.7.1-2~18.04.sav1 Rob Savoury (2020-07-09)
dav1d 0.7.1-2~16.04.sav1 Rob Savoury (2020-07-09)
fluidsynth 2.1.2-1~20.04.sav0 Rob Savoury (2020-07-09)
fluidsynth 2.1.2-1~19.10.sav0 Rob Savoury (2020-07-09)
fluidsynth 2.1.2-1~18.04.sav0 Rob Savoury (2020-07-09)
fluidsynth 2.1.2-1~16.04.sav0 Rob Savoury (2020-07-09)
glslang 8.13.3763-0ubuntu1~20.10.sav0 Rob Savoury (2020-11-24)
glslang 8.13.3763-0ubuntu1~20.04.sav0 Rob Savoury (2020-11-24)
glslang 8.13.3763-0ubuntu1~18.04.sav0 Rob Savoury (2020-11-24)
glslang 8.13.3763-0ubuntu1~16.04.sav0 Rob Savoury (2020-11-24)
libdvdnav 6.1.0-1build1~20.04.sav0 Rob Savoury (2020-07-09)
libdvdnav 6.1.0-1build1~19.10.sav0 Rob Savoury (2020-07-09)
libdvdnav 6.1.0-1build1~18.04.sav0 Rob Savoury (2020-07-09)
libdvdnav 6.1.0-1build1~16.04.sav0 Rob Savoury (2020-07-09)
libdvdread 6.1.1-2~20.04.sav0 Rob Savoury (2020-07-09)
libdvdread 6.1.1-2~19.10.sav0 Rob Savoury (2020-07-09)
libdvdread 6.1.1-2~18.04.sav0 Rob Savoury (2020-07-09)
libdvdread 6.1.1-2~16.04.sav0 Rob Savoury (2020-07-09)
libebml 1.4.0-2~20.04.sav0 Rob Savoury (2020-07-09)
libebml 1.4.0-2~19.10.sav0 Rob Savoury (2020-07-09)
libebml 1.4.0-2~18.04.sav0 Rob Savoury (2020-07-09)
libebml 1.4.0-2~16.04.sav0 Rob Savoury (2020-07-09)
libgcrypt20 1.8.7-2ubuntu1~18.04.sav0 Rob Savoury (2020-11-24)
libgcrypt20 1.8.7-2ubuntu1~16.04.sav0 Rob Savoury (2020-11-24)
libgcrypt20 1.8.5-5ubuntu1~19.10.sav0 Rob Savoury (2020-07-09)
libgpg-error 1.41-0ubuntu1~18.04.sav0 Rob Savoury (2021-01-02)
libgpg-error 1.41-0ubuntu1~16.04.sav0 Rob Savoury (2021-01-02)
libgpg-error 1.38-1~19.10.sav0 Rob Savoury (2020-07-09)
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)
libmatroska 1.6.2-1~20.04.sav0 Rob Savoury (2020-10-24)
libmatroska 1.6.2-1~18.04.sav0 Rob Savoury (2020-10-24)
libmatroska 1.6.2-1~16.04.sav0 Rob Savoury (2020-10-24)
libmatroska 1.6.0-2~19.10.sav0 Rob Savoury (2020-07-09)
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 (2019-11-12)
libnfs 4.0.0-1~18.04.sav0 Rob Savoury (2019-11-12)
libnfs 4.0.0-1~16.04.sav0 Rob Savoury (2019-11-12)
libplacebo 1.29.1+dfsg1-2~20.04.sav2 Rob Savoury (2020-10-15)
libplacebo 1.29.1+dfsg1-2~19.10.sav0 Rob Savoury (2020-07-09)
libplacebo 1.29.1+dfsg1-2~18.04.sav1 Rob Savoury (2020-10-15)
libplacebo 1.29.1+dfsg1-2~16.04.sav1 Rob Savoury (2020-10-15)
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)
lirc 0.10.1-6~18.04.sav1 Rob Savoury (2020-09-29)
lirc 0.10.1-6~16.04.sav1 Rob Savoury (2020-09-29)
protobuf 3.12.3-2ubuntu2~20.04.sav0 Rob Savoury (2020-08-22)
protobuf 3.12.3-2ubuntu2~18.04.sav0 Rob Savoury (2020-08-22)
protobuf 3.12.3-2ubuntu2~16.04.sav0 Rob Savoury (2020-08-22)
shaderc 2020.3-0ubuntu1~20.04.sav0 Rob Savoury (2020-10-17)
shaderc 2020.3-0ubuntu1~18.04.sav0 Rob Savoury (2020-10-17)
shaderc 2020.3-0ubuntu1~16.04.sav0 Rob Savoury (2020-10-17)
spirv-tools 2020.4-1~20.04.sav0 Rob Savoury (2020-10-17)
spirv-tools 2020.4-1~18.04.sav0 Rob Savoury (2020-10-17)
spirv-tools 2020.4-1~16.04.sav0 Rob Savoury (2020-10-17)
vlc Rob Savoury (2020-08-09)
vlc Rob Savoury (2020-08-09)
vlc Rob Savoury (2020-08-09)
vlc Rob Savoury (2020-08-09)
vulkan-loader Rob Savoury (2020-07-09)
vulkan-loader Rob Savoury (2020-07-09)
vulkan-loader Rob Savoury (2020-07-09)
vulkan-tools Rob Savoury (2020-07-09)
vulkan-tools Rob Savoury (2020-07-09)
vulkan-tools Rob Savoury (2020-07-09)
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