Install VLC 2.1.x on Ubuntu 12.04 and derivatives

One of the biggest drawbacks that users of the versions have LTS de Ubuntu and its derivatives is the growing lack of updating of stable programs in official repositories.

One of the clearest examples is VLC whose current stable version is 2.1.x both on Windows, Mac and some Linux distros but the current version within the repositories of Ubuntu 12.04 is 2.0.8

It is not a question of versionitis, it is just that, we are missing many of the improvements and new features that this tool brings. Lie, it is also versionitis

To install VLC 2.1.x on Ubuntu 12.04 LTS and derivatives (elementaryOS in my case) the boys of OMGUbuntu suggest we use djcj repository.

To add the repository we write the following in the terminal:

sudo add-apt-repository ppa: djcj / vlc-stable sudo apt-get update; sudo apt-get install vlc
VLC 2.1.x on elementary Luna 0.2

VLC 2.1.2 on elementaryOS Luna

Source: OMGUbuntu

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  1.   Eugenio said

    I do not know why the video looks good without problems but every so often it turns green, all gray and the whole video is pixelated, does not happen to me like this with SMplayer or Mplayer any help?

    1.    Fega said

      With version 2.0.8 the same thing happened to me but with MKV files I could not advance or go back but with this update in eOS the problem was solved. In Chakra and in Windows I never had that problem with either version

  2.   Yukiteru said

    Well, I already have it running on my Debian Jessie + Experimental 😀

  3.   lozanotux said

    It was about time ... I became a fucking trying to make a PPA like that. Thanks for the tip 🙂

    1.    Fega said

      Hey !!! that is strong

      1.    lozanotux said

        It's a mere expression only ... haha

  4.   vidagnu said

    Here I leave you how to install it in Slackware, which in ours almost does not even include it in its repositories.


    1.    Fega said

      What a baton! Luckily it has a solution even if it is not so practical

  5.   desingblacksystem said

    install elemenatryosluna and restart the next morning mesalio the message.

    elementaryosluna desingblacksystem-system-product-Name tty
    elementaryosluna desingblacksystem-system-product-Name login:

    Someone could do me the great fame of helping me plesse.

    1.    Fega said

      In this line of comments we cannot give you help on a specific problem and less if it does not have something to do with what was posted above. I recommend that you enter or on the official eOS blog

  6.   Jorgicio said

    And in Gentoo they still have 2.0.7 as stable, I tried to update to 2.1.4, but it also required me to change some USE-flags and unmask the latest version of ffmpeg: c

    Better I wait for all that to be updated when it should, total, at the end I want something stable xD

  7.   Nezuh said

    Thousands of thanks!
    I couldn't update it and I thought it was due to having elementary xD (they are stupid beginner doubts, I think xD)