How to Install VLC 2.0 in Ubuntu 11.10 Oneiric Ocelot


The VideoLAN Project released version 2 of their popular media player, VLC, ┬ácouple of days ago. And for most operating systems, the updated version is already available. The Ubuntu Store, however, is yet to feature the updated package. If you can’t wait for VLC to be updated, you can get the latest version easily by following the below steps.

First, open the terminal by summoning Unity dash. You can do that by clicking on the Ubuntu icon on the top-left corner of your screen. For the keyboard inclined, pressing Super(aka the Windows key) should summon Unity dash.

Unity Dash

Now, type in Terminal and click on the Terminal to launch it

Unity terminal

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:videolan/stable-daily

sudo apt-get update

sudo apt-get install vlc

The first command creates an apt repo pointing to VLC’s stable builds. The second commands instructs apt-get to fetch the latest set of packages. The last command will install VLC. If all goes well, you should be seeing VLC under Media Apps in Unity.

VLC Entry in Unity Dash

Do drop a comment if you need some help in installing VLC in Ubuntu.

One thought on “How to Install VLC 2.0 in Ubuntu 11.10 Oneiric Ocelot”

  1. I can’t update to the latest version of VLC. The packages are not being installed. I think there are some broken dependencies and Oneiric can’t install them.

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