No matter what operating system it is in: I always end up with it VLC player installed on the system. The reason is very simple: although I must admit that I did not end up with some files with the extension .mkv and I just do not like its interface (which can be easily modified), it is also that almost always plays the file I am trying to play. In other words, it is an all-terrain device that allows me to play all kinds of video and audio files.
As of now, the version available from the official repositories of Ubuntu 16.04 is VLC 2.2.2-5, but VLC 3.0.0 is already being tested. In this article we will teach you how to install the next version of VLC, but not without first remembering that when installing software in testing phase you are more likely to suffer unexpected problems, such as hangovers, unexpected closures or the impossibility to play a specific file.
Installing VLC 3.0.0
With the maniac that I am with the software, I must admit that I am not seduced by the idea of adding a repository to install software that will soon be uploaded to the official repositories. But as I know not everyone thinks like me and there are people who like to try these types of preliminary versions, I will share with you how to install the next version of the famous player.
- As I mentioned earlier, all we need to do is add the trial repository. To do this, just open a terminal and type the following:
sudo add-apt-repository ppa:videolan/master-daily
- Next, we update the repositories by typing the following command:
sudo apt update
- And finally, we installed VLC with the following command
sudo apt install vlc
In case we already have it installed, we just have to update our operating system for the new packages to appear and install them.
Of course, don’t expect big changes. Most of the new features that will be included in the new version are small correctionsBut any small change becomes important if it fixes a bug we are experiencing in the first person. Have you tried it yet? What do you think about it?