How to install VLC 3.0 Nightly in Ubuntu 16.04 LTS

A few days ago leaked the news about support for Chromecast in VLC 3.0

A very large number of people are worried about this news, even given the fact that the official, stable release of VLC 3.0 is still far.

But if you have the courage, you can now try out the latest VLC release in Ubuntu 16.04 LTS.

Installing VLC Nightly in Ubuntu 16.04 LTS

If you enough version of VLC, which ‘works’, secure and without bugs, it is better to install the latest stable release of the Ubuntu archive.

But if a fan of anything new, even if a little Bahmutova, then keep reading…

1. Add VLC PPA Master Daily

VLC Master PPA opens builds the “nightly” for Ubuntu 14.04 LTS and above.

Of course, this is not the update, which is recommended, but only you can decide.

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:videolan/master-daily

2. Install (or update) VLC

sudo apt install vlc

3. Start using

Run VLC from the panel in Unity (or any other launcher).

Waiting ‘Oh’, not ‘wow’

Don’t expect massive changes; VLC is very reliable and any significant changes can’t happen overnight.

But version 3.0 should provide some cool features along with the usual fixes and improvements.

Including experimental support for Chromecast.


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