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As VLC 2.0 is released, how do I get it in Ubuntu (XUbuntu actually, in my case) 11.10? Any PPAs or packages to download? The official page says "Ask your favorite packager..."

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I've just found the official VLC PPA.

Stable version snapshots

For the current stable version of VLC that is ppa:videolan/stable-daily (currently version 2.0)

Add it to your system

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

Update and upgrade / install VLC

sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get install vlc

For the daily master snapshots

For the master daily (testing) that is ppa:videolan/master-daily (currently version 2.1)

Add it to your system

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

Update and upgrade / install VLC

sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get install vlc

For more information about PPAs please visit the following post

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By the way I've already noticed a drawback after installing 2.1 from the PPA: it doesn't offer Mozilla VLC Plugin (and does remove one already installed). That's a pity, I used to make intense use of it. –  Ivan Feb 19 '12 at 14:23
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There seems to be no repository meant for 10.04 in the PPAs, @sivakumar. stable-daily PPA supports 11.10 (Oneiric Ocelot) and 12.04 (Precise Pangolin), master-daily PPA supports 10.10 (Maverick Meerkat), 11.04 (Natty Narwhal), 11.10 (Oneiric Ocelot) and 12.04 (Precise Pangolin). If you really want to update your VLC you can either wait until someone builds stable VLC 2.0 release packages or try using Maverick repo of the master-daily PPA or Oneiric repo of the stable-daily PPA (by editing apt configuration files manually), but I am not sure it is going to work properly. –  Ivan Feb 21 '12 at 22:19
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