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vlc 1.1.0

Update: This post is no longer valid. See: How To Install VLC 1.1.0 (Final) In Ubuntu From A PPA (deb)

VLC Media Player 1.1.0 Pre 2 was released a few days ago and today I finally had some time to package it and upload it to the WebUpd8 PPA.

Ubuntu 10.04 will be released in a few days but unfortunately VLC 1.1.0 won't be officially available until Ubuntu 10.10 so installing it from a PPA (or compiling it yourself) is the only way to use the latest VLC Media Player in Ubuntu.

Let me remind you how to install VLC 1.1.0 Pre 2 in Ubuntu 9.10 Karmic Koala and Ubuntu 10.04 Lucid Lynx from the WebUpd8 PPA repository (which is probably the only repository with VLC 1.1.0 packages):

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:nilarimogard/webupd8


If you've never installed VLC from the WebUpd8 PPA, this is not required:
Then, make sure you remove the "libx264-83" package as I've created a new one called libx264-94 because apparently Ubuntu packages this by using the version in the package name:
sudo apt-get remove vlc #just to make sure nothing breaks
sudo apt-get remove libx264-83


Then install VLC 1.1.0:
sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get install vlc

Along with VLC, x264 has also been updated to the latest version and comes with a Blu-Ray encoder, according to Phoronix.


Remember, these are experimental builds so there will be bugs! Also, things might break as this is an experimental PPA. You have been warned!


Update: I've removed the VLC, packages from the WebUpd8 PPA since it caused too many issues. VLC 1.1.0 will be built in a new PPA (but not right now) which will only be used for VLC! This means the packages in the WebUpd8 ppa are now more stable. To continue using the PPA and/or to remove the VLC packages installed from this PPA, use PPA Purge. Then you can re-add the WebUpd8 PPA if you want.
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