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VLC Player upgrade to 2.2.1 now possible

VLC Player upgrade to 2.2.1 now possible

VLC Player that is on Linux Mint is of version 2.1.6. This version cannot play H-265 video formats (matroska - .mkv). To be able to play video files of such nature, upgrade your VLC Player to 2.2.1.

Sorry for the spelling and phonetic errors in the text.
Owner and main writer of MintGuide.org is not a native English speaker.


Here is how to do so:
First check the version of the VLC Player you have by typing in the terminal.

vlc --version

1. Add the following PPA by opening terminal and typing the following command:

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:mc3man/trusty-media

2. Next update it by typing:

sudo apt-get update

3. Then install the codec for the VLC player which will upgrade your current of 2.1.6 to 2.2.1 by typing:

sudo apt-get install vlc-plugin-libde265

Your VLC Player is now upgraded to version 2.2.1
Type

vlc --version

to see the version of VLC you now have.
Note: This is not the official upgrade from Mint. There is a warning you need to read before accepting to install the PPA. Perform this install only after reading and considering the warning.
Enjoy!

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3 comments

laxer
installs only 2.2.1, not 2.2.2.
syllamo
Would not work for me as i ran into an unmet and un-installable dependency but running "sudo apt-get install vlc" brought me to 2.2.1 - Thanks
wewa
Step 3:
sudo apt-get install vlc-plugin-libde265

Gives error:
The following packages have unmet dependencies:
vlc-plugin-libde265 : Depends: libvlccore8 (>= 2.0.0) but it is not going to be installed
E: Unable to correct problems, you have held broken packages.
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