Install Latest VLC Media Player in Ubuntu Lucid, Karmic in 2 Easy Steps


VLC is among the most sought after media player application in Ubuntu and we had already featured VLC Media Player in our post describing  Top 5 must have multimedia applications for Ubuntu. Recently VLC Media Player version 1.0.5 has been released. Following is what you need to do to get the latest updates of VLC in Ubuntu, whenever it happens.


[This PPA Won't Work Anymore, Read New VLC Installation Instructions]

Feature List
  • Independent of systems codecs to support most video types.
  • Instant pausing and Frame-by-Frame support.
  • Finer speed controls.
  • New HD codecs (AES3, Dolby Digital Plus, TrueHD, Blu-Ray Linear PCM, Real Video 3.0 and 4.0, ...)
  • New formats (Raw Dirac, M2TS, ...) and major improvements in many formats.
  • Full set of changes here.
Install VLC Latest Version in Ubuntu Lucid, Karmic
  • Lets see how to Install VLC in Ubuntu using terminal, quick and easy.
  • Before getting started, let me tell you that, the latest version is VLC is 1.0.5 and it is not yet available in following repository as of now, but will soon be available. 
  • But, you can install or upgrade to VLC 1.0.3 in Ubuntu using C-Korn repo. Simply follow the steps.
  • Open Terminal(Applications - Accessories - Terminal) and copy-paste the following line. Give password when prompted.
sudo add-apt-repository ppa:c-korn
  • Done.
Already a VLC user?
  • If you already have installed VLC in your Ubuntu, all you need is an upgrade. 
  • Open Terminal(Applications - Accessories - Terminal) and copy-paste the following lines.
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get upgrade
  • Done.
Install Latest VLC in Ubuntu
  • If you don't have VLC already installed, then install brand new VLC straight away. Following is what you need to do.
  • Again, Open Terminal(Applications - Accessories - Terminal) and copy-paste the following lines.
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install vlc  vlc-nox vlc-data
  • Done. 
  • Open Applications - Sound & Video - VLC Media Player and enjoy one of it's kind multimedia experience.
[This PPA Won't Work Anymore, Read New VLC Installation Instructions]

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