How to install VLC 3.0.12 via PPA on Ubuntu 20.04 / 18.04 / 20.10.

For those who prefer to install apps via the apt method, there is Ubuntu PPA which includes the latest VLC 3.0.12 deb package.

VLC 3.0.12 was released a few weeks ago. It has native Apple Silicon support, RIST protocol, YouTube and Vocaroo script updates, and various bug fixes.

The VideoLAN team offers an official Snap package that can be installed directly from the Ubuntu software. However, if you don’t like the Snap package, you can install the media player from. Unofficial PPA..

How to install VLC 3.0.12 via PPA on Ubuntu 20.04 / 18.04 / 20.10.

1.) Add VLCPPA.

First, open the terminal from the system app launcher. Once open, run the command to add the PPA.

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:savoury1/vlc3

Without asterisk feedback, enter your user password when prompted and press Enter to continue.

How to install VLC 3.0.12 via PPA on Ubuntu 20.04 / 18.04 / 20.10.

For MATE desktop users, instead run the following command to add another PPA containing the patch from the full screen issue.

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:savoury1/vlc3-mate

2.) Add the dependency PPA.

Then add the updated Media Tools Dependency PPA.

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:savoury1/ffmpeg4

How to install VLC 3.0.12 via PPA on Ubuntu 20.04 / 18.04 / 20.10.

3.) Install or update VLC.

Finally, run the command to install VLC media player.

sudo apt install vlc

Alternatively, open Software Updater to update the software package.

How to install VLC 3.0.12 via PPA on Ubuntu 20.04 / 18.04 / 20.10.

Uninstall:

You can also purge the Ubuntu PPA to downgrade the installed packages to the stock version.

sudo apt install ppa-purge && sudo apt install ppa-purge ppa:savoury1/vlc3

Be careful when removing the dependency PPA, as some media packages may also be removed.

sudo ppa-purge ppa:savoury1/ffmpeg4

Alternatively, you can use the command to remove the Ubuntu PPA.

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:savoury1/vlc3
sudo add-apt-repository --remove ppa:savoury1/ffmpeg4

If necessary, run a command to remove VLC.

sudo apt remove --autoremove vlc

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