VLC 2.0 "Twoflower" has been released! PPA Ubuntu11.10 and LinuxMint12

VLC 2.0 “Twoflower” has been released, this  is a major release of VLC that comes with faster decoding on multi-core, GPU, and mobile hardware, ability to open more formats, notably professional, HD and 10bits codecs.

According to the announcement, the new VLC2.0 code named “Twoflower” has a new rendering pipeline for video, with higher quality subtitles, and new video filters to enhance your videos. It supports many new devices and BluRay Discs (experimental).

You may also read : 25 things VLC media player can do

More about this release can be found on the release announcement and on the changelog.

Install VLC2.0 on Ubuntu, LinuxMint, fedora and other Linux disro

VLC2.0 already present in Ubuntu12.04 Precise Pangolin repositories, and can be installed by using the following command:

sudo apt-get install vlc

For installation on Ubuntu 11.10 and LinuxMint 12 via repositories:

Open terminal and enter the following commands:

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:n-muench/vlc
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install vlc

You can also install vlc2.0 using the vlc daily stable PPA:

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:videolan/stable-daily
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install vlc

For other Linux distribution download vlc2.0  from this link

  • Hugh Mayle

    I tried the terminal commands for Linux Mint and it installed VLC 1.12 instead of VLC 2.0

  • Zinovsky

    Hugh, i installed  vlc2.0 in my LinuxMint12 using the the PPA above :). It is working

  • radius

    Thanx it Works ;) in Ubuntu 11.10

  • Brett van Gennip


  • Hugh Mayle

    Thanks for the quick reply. I’m using Mint 11 right now, and apparently VLC 2.0 for Mint 11 is not in the repos.

  • whorider

    Can someone help with this? Mint 12, and I have this repo enabled – ppa:n-muench/vlc
    The following packages have unmet dependencies:
     vlc : Depends: vlc-nox (= 2.0.0-1~ppa1) but it is not going to be installed
           Depends: libxcb-composite0 but it is not installable
           Recommends: vlc-plugin-notify (= 2.0.0-1~ppa1) but it is not going to be installed
           Recommends: vlc-plugin-pulse (= 2.0.0-1~ppa1) but it is not going to be installed

  • http://just-thinkin.net kmb42vt

    Added PPA and installed into my Linux Mint 12 installation. Updated VLC okay but absolutely no audio from any video/video format when played through VLC 2.0, just an occasional crackle. I purged the PPA which reverted VLC tback o version 1.1.11 and videos played fine again, audio and all. Saw no unmet dependencies at all, VLC 2.0 simply did not work properly.

    No reason at all why the new version shouldn’t work with Linux Mint 12 or my system. Every other version of VLC has. Strange.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100002946654518 Cody Dostal

    You could try sudo apt-get install -f but I can’t guarantee that will work :)

  • Ron Johnson

    Does not work for Maverick 10.10.

  • Andy

    I tried installing and install went fine, but I have problem with my Nvidia card. I tried to install newer version of card driver and VLC started working, only problem is that Unity and KDE stopped working, I had to revert Nvidia back to 173 version and now system works ok, but VLC is back where it was.
    I am sure this will be fixed with next Ubuntu release, but at least now it doesn’t work.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_QGUOKPDPIPMOPJK7RCCXIALHRI Ene Dene

    Works fine here.

  • Other Dave

    Cant get audio on 12.04 server. No matter how I configure /etc/group

  • Paul

     Linux Mint 13 Mate DE – VLC 2.0.3 garbles sound with lots of static after playing any type of video for 1-3 minutes. Gnome Player & MPlayer work perfectly. Anybody have a solution?