Ubuntu – How to install the latest version of VLC (2.1.2) on Ubuntu 12.04


I need play video in ultra-hd 4K definition (3840×2160 pixels) and my favorite player is VLC.

In Ubuntu 12.04 LTS the latest available version of VLC is 2.0.8 which does not have support for this type of videos and need to update to the latest available version of VLC (2.1.2).

How I can install the latest stable version of VLC on Ubuntu 12.04?

Best Answer

There's now a third-party PPA that provides the most recent build of VLC for Ubuntu 12.04, Ubuntu 12.10, Ubuntu 13.04, Ubuntu 13.10.

Press Ctrl+Alt+T on keyboard to open the terminal. When it opens, run the commands below one by one:

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:djcj/vlc-stable

sudo apt-get update

sudo apt-get install vlc

via: http://ubuntuhandbook.org/index.php/2014/02/install-vlc-2-1-2-ubuntu-12-04/