How to Install VLC 3.0 in Debian, Ubuntu and Linux Mint

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11 Responses

  1. richard says:


    Err:15 artful Release
    404 Not Found
    Reading package lists… Done
    E: The repository ‘ artful Release’ does not have a Release file.
    N: Updating from such a repository can’t be done securely, and is therefore disabled by default.

  2. kneekoo says:

    Obviously, the information hasn’t been verified. The latest VLC version offered by this PPA is 2.2.7 (2.2.2+git20170721+r59033+56~ubuntu16.04.1).

    • Ravi Saive says:


      Yes, I know that the PPA provides only VLC 2.2.7 version, thats the reason I have a added a notice, that users who using older versions should upgrade or use snap package for VLC.

  3. alyx says:

    This doesn’t allow me to play regular DVDs at all, I have tried multiple things to fix this and nothings worked.

  4. Ian Samson says:

    Mine shows as 2.2.5 Weatherwax, not 2.2.4
    Linux Mint 18 Cinnamon x64

    • Ravi Saive says:


      Same here, even My Ubuntu 16.04 shows VLC version 2.2.5, but the official VLC site says the latest stable version is 2.2.4. I think the PPA provides latest daily builds…:)

    • Marc D. says:

      From what I understand, the only current way to install version 3.0 is via a Snap package

  5. Dhamodharan says:

    I m looking for vlc setup for my ubuntu 12.04 OS but i couldnt get the package. Can anyone suggest me, where & how to download the .deb file.

    • Ravi Saive says:

      You can’t download and install .deb VLC package, as it requires lots of dependent packages. The only way you can install it using apt-get method.

  6. harsha says:

    i have tried it but not able to do so. i am new user to ubuntu i dont have net in my home i have pc but how to install vlc in offline

  7. parjo says:

    Do what it promises, plays most kind of media files without have to install any drivers.

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