View Full Version : [ubuntu] How to install newest version of VLC player?

August 20th, 2009, 04:58 PM
Can anyone tell me how i can install the newest version of VLC player on Jaunty? Thanks

August 20th, 2009, 05:01 PM
Add this ppa https://launchpad.net/~c-korn/+archive/vlc it has the latest VLC version (note this may be unstable since it's not an official ubuntu package)

August 20th, 2009, 05:08 PM
Tried adding that but it wont allow me to click on the "add source" button for some strange reason

August 20th, 2009, 06:57 PM
You can also do it via the command line, type the following in the terminal

sudo nano /etc/apt/sources.list
This will open a command line text editor to edit your sources file,add this line to the bottom of the file

deb http://ppa.launchpad.net/c-korn/vlc/ubuntu jaunty main
Then press Ctrl+x on the keyboard, then press y and Enter. Then add the repository key by typing this in the terminal,

sudo apt-key adv --keyserver keyserver.ubuntu.com --recv-keys 7613768D
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get upgrade

This should upgrade you to the latest version of VLC (if you already had the Jaunty version installed) otherwise change the last line to:

sudo apt-get install vlc