Up-to-date version of vlc...

Asked by Salvo Bartolotta on 2010-08-24

Hello Ubuntu users!

I'd like to install a recent (1.1.x) version of vlc on Lucid (64-bit).
I seem to understand that a) version 1.0.6 will NOT be updated in release 10.4 and b) Ubuntu 10.10 is in "Feature Freeze" status (cf. http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=1551516) and c) an updated version of vlc DOES exist for Maverick.

If my understanding is correct, I might just as well update to Maverick (as described in the final section in https://help.ubuntu.com/10.04/about-ubuntu/C/upgrade.html) and install vlc. And this shouldn't be too dangerous, either.

(On a related note, I had a look at the easy (and not easy) compiling guide, and I didn't find any such infrastructure for building software similar, say, to the FreeBSD ports collection. Something like this, installed as an optional part of the system, would allow more advanced users to easily install the latest software. Well, I am new to Ubuntu, and I may well make uninformed/dumb/... statements.)

Thanks in advance for your help, suggestions, pointers.

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sudo add-apt-repository ppa:gnome-media-player-development/development; sudo apt-get update; sudo apt-get install vlc mozilla-plugin-vlc

You can get 1.1.3 from here:

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:ferramroberto/linuxfreedomlucid; sudo apt-get update; sudo apt-get -y upgrade

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