VLC 3.0.7 Released! Improved Blu-ray, MP4 Support (How to Install)

June 8, 2019

VLC media player 3.0.7 was released a day ago. The new release features numerous security fixes and many improvements.

VLC 3.0.7 release highlights:

  • Improvements on the Blu-ray support, notably for menus
  • Improve MP4 support
  • Improvements for HDR support on Windows, including for HLG streams
  • Improve Chromecast support with new ChromeCast apps
  • Fixes for UPnP discovery on MacBooks with a TouchBar
  • Fixes for some 10bit and 12bit rendering on Windows 10
  • And numerous security fixes.

How to Install VLC 3.0.7 in Ubuntu:

The official VLC 3.0.7 snap package (containerised software package) is available in Ubuntu Software for Ubuntu 18.04, Ubuntu 18.10, Ubuntu 19.04, and higher.

For Ubuntu 16.04, open terminal (Ctrl+Alt+T) and make sure snapd daemon is installed.

sudo apt-get install snapd

Then install VLC 3.0.7 snap package via command:

sudo snap install vlc --classic

Once installed, open VLC from your system application launcher and enjoy!

(Optional) To remove the snap package, either use Ubuntu Software or run command in terminal:

sudo snap remove vlc

VLC 3.0.7 PPA:

For those who are looking for traditional VLC .deb package, the unofficial PPA contains the latest VLC 3.0.7 packages for Ubuntu 16.04 and Ubuntu 18.04.

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