I'm trying to install a specific version of vlc (2.2.x)

I've added the PPA repository according to this question: How to update VLC to the latest version?. I've remembered to issue the command sudo apt-get update

However, I still only get the 1.6 version from the general trusty repository. Even though in the html page of the repository the version is there: https://launchpad.net/~videolan/+archive/ubuntu/stable-daily

Not my regular package manager, synaptic, or good-old CLI apt-get sees the version from the PPA I've added.

What am I missing?

EDIT: using Mint 17.1 (Based on Ubuntu 14.04 Trusty)

Output of apt-cache policy vlc

 Installé : (aucun)
 Candidat : 2.1.6-0ubuntu14.04.1
 Table de version :
     2.1.6-0ubuntu14.04.1 0
        500 http://mirror.isoc.org.il/pub/ubuntu/ trusty-updates/universe amd64 Packages
        500 http://security.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ trusty-security/universe amd64 Packages
     2.1.4+git20150226+r54594+19+11~ubuntu14.04.1 0
        500 http://ppa.launchpad.net/videolan/stable-daily/ubuntu/ trusty/main amd64 Packages
     2.1.2-2build2 0
        500 http://mirror.isoc.org.il/pub/ubuntu/ trusty/universe amd64 Packages
  • 1
    Please edit your question and add the output of apt-cache policy vlc.
    – Byte Commander
    Sep 23, 2015 at 11:10
  • Ubuntu version?
    – Ravan
    Sep 23, 2015 at 11:15

2 Answers 2


Open terminal and run: (for 14.04)

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:mc3man/trusty-media
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install vlc vlc-plugin-*

There is currently no version >2.1 for Trusty in the PPA ppa:videolan/stable-daily
available and you have added this PPA to your system.

You can install VLC with the version 2.1.6-0ubuntu14.04.1 via

sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install vlc

available in the Ubuntu Universe repositories. Or use @Ravans answer and enable another PPA.

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