How to install the latest VLC Player in Ubuntu 12.04

Tutorial that shows how to Upgrade the VLC media player to version 2.0.2 (codenamed TwoFlower) in Ubuntu 12.04. Important improvements in the new release are: Better Bluray playback, multicore H264, MP4, Xvid, and WebM and improved MKV playback.

Upgrade Instructions:

  • Open Ubuntu Software Centre
  • Edit -- Software Sources
  • Other Software
  • Add Repository: ppa:n-muench/vlc
  • Open Update Manager
  • Click Check
  • Then Apply Updates
  • Terminal Method:
  • sudo add-apt-repository ppa:n-muench/vlc
  • sudo apt-get dist-upgrade

Ubuntu 11.10 users use this PPA instead: ppa:videolan/stable-daily