Install VLC Player 2.0 Twoflower in Ubuntu 10.10, 11.10, 12.04 Distros

Ubuntu VLC Player

VLC, the most popular media player available for all major platforms including Mac, Windows and Linux has been updated. The VLC v2.0 player code-named twoflower is a major update that brings many bug fixes along with new features including the experimental BluRay support, more file format support, faster decoding on multi-core GPU, new video filters and HQ subtitles. The entire change logs with features can be read here. Like always while the updating process on Mac and Windows is pretty straight forward, Linux distro users including Ubuntu often find it difficult to grab apps when it is available.

VLC 2.0 Twoflower About

All Ubuntu Linux users on distro versions prior to the latest LTS 12.o4 (Precise Pangolin) should add the necessary PPA and update repo first. Then you can install VLC 2.0 all from the terminal window using command line inputs. Be sure to carefully enter the commands mentioned below one line at a time. And while installing if some error occurs, try to uninstall VLC (see below) and then try installing it again.

How to Install VLC 2.0 in Ubuntu 10.10 (Maverick Meerkat)

  • sudo add-apt-repository ppa:lucid-bleed/ppa
  • sudo apt-get update
  • sudo apt-get install vlc vlc-plugin-pulse mozilla-plugin-vlc

How to Install VLC 2.0 in Ubuntu 11.10 (Oneiric Ocelot)

  • sudo add-apt-repository ppa:n-muench/vlc
  • sudo apt-get update
  • sudo apt-get install vlc

How to Install VLC 2.0 in Ubuntu 12.04 LTS (Precise Pangolin)

If you are using the latest LTS release Ubuntu 12.04 Precise Pangolin then you are lucky to have VLC 2.0 update readily available in Ubuntu Software Centre. Launch Ubuntu Software Centre from Application menu and search for ‘VLC media player’. Hit ‘Install’.

VlC 2.0 Ubuntu Software Centre

How to Uninstall VLC from Ubuntu distros

  • sudo apt-get remove vlc
  • sudo apt-get autoremove