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The latest vlc(2.1) had just been released - jeej - but, the vlc-ppa doesn't contain packages for 13.04 only 13.10. The vlc download page just says to sudo apt-get install vlc.

2.1.0 Highlights

With a new audio core, hardware decoding and encoding, port to mobile platforms, preparation for Ultra-HD video and a special care to support more formats, 2.1 is a major upgrade for VLC.

Rincewind has a new rendering pipeline for audio, with better effiency, volume and device management, to improve VLC audio support.

It supports many new devices inputs, formats, metadata and improves most of the current ones, preparing for the next-gen codecs.

Rincewind fixes around a thousand bugs, in more than 7000 commits from 140 volunteers.

Question: How can I get the latest vlc, if its not available from the vlc download page, and it's ppa?

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marked as duplicate by Glutanimate, Braiam, Eric Carvalho, Kevin Bowen, Warren Hill Sep 27 '13 at 5:51

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On another note, why do you need the newest release? Does it have a feature that you really need and can't wait for? –  David Foerster Sep 26 '13 at 13:54
    
its, its stability that i want. It has over a thousand bug fixes. of course there are some new stuff that also looks very interesting –  blade19899 Sep 26 '13 at 14:01
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In the majority of cases packages managed by the distro are more stable than external ones. –  David Foerster Sep 26 '13 at 14:05
    
ah but it will also have 1000 NEW bugs. The one Ubuntu currently has is the most stable for Ubuntu. I answered the question but me too would suggest to stick with the current one -unless- you experience one of the fixed bugs and need it fixed. If it seems not broken why try to fix it ;) –  Rinzwind Sep 26 '13 at 14:05
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one core feature of the new VLC release is that it comes with VDPAU support on Linux. That means full hardware acceleration on both Nvidia (proprietary blob) and AMD (newest radeon drivers). –  Glutanimate Sep 26 '13 at 14:15

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You can install it from source as soon as these are updated.

Start here: http://www.videolan.org/vlc/download-sources.html

How to compile?

Please have a look at VLC's sub-page on the developers website. There are detailed descriptions for most systems, supported by VLC. If something is not mentioned there, searching the forum is worth a try.


From developers website:

Get VLC Source Code

VLC is available through Git or by browsing the releases.

You can also see the release notes and the ChangeLog. You can also give an eye on the "Get the source" wiki page.


The source for VLC 2.1 can be found here.

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You can try to install the packages for 13.10 manually and see, if that works. Otherwise, compile it from source.

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You linked the stable VLC PPA in your answer but there's also a PPA of the master branch which offers the latest development builds for all Ubuntu releases. This is currently 2.2.0~~git20130926 which should include all 2.1 features.

I am pretty confident though that VLC 2.1 is soon to arrive in the stable PPA. There is no discernible reason why it shouldn't if the newest dev builds are already offered for all Ubuntu releases 12.04 and up.

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