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How to update VLC to the latest version?

Hello guys, I have already installed stable version of VLC from Ubuntu Software center. But i would like to try the latest beta VLC media player nightly builds

http://nightlies.videolan.org/#ubuntu <-- These ones

How can I do it?





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First add the repository then you can upgrade the VLC:

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:videolan/master-daily
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install vlc
  • Ahh first do i have to remove the Stable version of VLC before i install the VLC nightly version? Also how do i add the repositories? :/ Sorry im a new comer to ubuntu :]
    – user95092
    Oct 9, 2012 at 6:36
  • No don't remove the old one
    – user61928
    Oct 9, 2012 at 6:38
  • look just open a terminal and copy these commands to. this will install the new version
    – user61928
    Oct 9, 2012 at 6:38
  • Alright thanks so much :) i will quickly respond how it goes
    – user95092
    Oct 9, 2012 at 6:41
  • Ah I used those 3 commands in termanl and it installed. But now when i am opening VLC its showing me Crash Error.
    – user95092
    Oct 9, 2012 at 6:46

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