VLC 3.0.2 Released with 150+ Bug Fixes (How to Install)

April 25, 2018 — 2 Comments

VLC media player 3.0.2 was released a few days ago. The release fixed more than 150 bugs since the 3.0.0 release, and improves decoding speed on macOS.

Changes in VLC 3.0.2 include:

  • Fix snapshotting with subtitles when using hardware acceleration
  • Fix green/missing line/column when the picture dimensions are odd
  • Important improvements in hardware decoding for macOS, notably faster, supporting more samples and removing crashes/deadlocks
  • Improve compatibility for DxVA2 and D3D11 decoding, fix crashes when seeking and fix blacklisting of broken drivers
  • Fix SSA subtitles forced alignment
  • Fix E-AC-3 stuttering
  • Fix MIDI playback on macOS
  • Add playback support for ProRes 4444 XQ
  • Fix IFO files playback to start DVDs
  • Fix a crash with missing/invalid MPEG SDT
  • Update VP8/9/10 ISOBMFF bindings and improve HDR for those cases
  • Fix TTML inside MP4
  • Fix flac seeking and improve flac parsing
  • Improve mkv opening & seeking speed
  • Miscellaneous MKV crash fixes
  • Fix crash with multi-region DVDs
  • Fix audio being muted on DVD chapter change
  • Fix audio being muted when seeking in a BluRay disc
  • Avoid a crash/assert in FTP after seeking
  • Fix “reset audio volume” being forcefully deactivated
  • Improve resampling and latency computation for CoreAudio
  • Fix audio stutter after unpausing with headphones
  • Fix OpenGL crashes or bad display with semi-planar chromas
  • Fix OpenGL interop (zero-copy) disabled for tvOS
  • Fix transform filters with hardware decoding
  • Fix snapshot and filters with HEVC hardware decoding
  • Fix a buffer overrun during GPU/CPU image copy
  • Fix last folder used in open dialogs
  • Allow to customize the seek jump when using the mousewheel
  • Fix pasted URLs not being trimmed
  • Fix jump size not being configurable
  • Fix playback speed slider not accepting 1.0x value
  • Fix raw input dump
  • Fix window size after a fullscreen playback
  • Fix crashes when searching for renderers
  • Fix VDPAU GLX usage on Linux
  • Fix libvlc_media_list not going to next media
  • Miscellaneous chromecast improvements
  • Fix missing OSD navigation feedback

How to Install VLC 3.0.2 in Ubuntu:

The VideoLAN team offers official snap package, so Ubuntu users can easily install the latest VLC package from Ubuntu Software.

or you can run command in terminal (Ctrl+Alt+T) to install the snap:

snap install vlc --classic

NOTE for Ubuntu 16.04 uses who never installed a snap package, first run command in terminal to install snapd daemon via command:

sudo apt-get install snapd snapd-xdg-open

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2 responses to VLC 3.0.2 Released with 150+ Bug Fixes (How to Install)

  1. Running Ubuntu 17.10.

    In Ubuntu Software, only version 3.0.1-4-g14a4897 is what is available, not 3.0.2. At https://snapcraft.io/vlc, only version 3.0.1.4-g14a4897 is what is available, not 3.0.2.

    I currently have snap version 3.0.1.4-g14a4897 installed. When I run command sudo snap refresh vlc, I get this message: “snap “vlc” has no updates available”.

  2. @ds9 Other versions of VLC are there, you just need to look for them! :-) You’ll notice that at https://snapcraft.io/vlc there is a little button marked “show all versions”. Click it…

    v3.0.2:-
    sudo snap install vlc –candidate

    v3.0.2-51
    sudo snap install vlc –edge

    v4.0:-
    sudo snap install vlc –beta

    Also note that if you have already installed a version of VLC via Snap, then you will first need to install it before installing another version:-
    sudo snap remove vlc

    HTH. G. :-)

    PS Be aware that the Snap version of VLC has a separate launcher from the standard VLC that comes with Ubuntu.

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