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

Last updated: April 25, 2018

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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4 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 is what is available, not 3.0.2.

    I currently have snap version 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…

    sudo snap install vlc –candidate

    sudo snap install vlc –edge

    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.

  3. vlc 3.0.2

    is crashing bugged and way worst then the 2.2.6 version

    Slow a to b mode crashing or hanging or even worst out of sink

    when slowing down video`s and try to sharp the image the vlc just crash

    and many other bugs so i reroll back to 2.2.6 and everything works like a charm.

  4. I filed a bug in VLC’s tracking system, a serious bug involving it CRASHING, and it’s been sitting idle for 5 months. Why even bother filing bugs with VLC if they’re never fixed?