Howto install VLC media player 1.1.0 in Ubuntu lucid/karmic/jaunty

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VLC media player is a highly portable multimedia player for various audio and video formats (MPEG-1, MPEG-2, MPEG-4, DivX, mp3, ogg, ...) as well as DVDs, VCDs, and various streaming protocols.It can also be used as a server to stream in unicast or multicast in IPv4 or IPv6 on a high-bandwidth network.
It doesn't need any external codec or program to work.

VLC Features

Free, Open Source and cross-platform
Independant of systems codecs to support most video types
Live recording
Instant pausing and Frame-by-Frame support
Finer speed controls
New HD codecs (AES3, Dolby Digital Plus, TrueHD, Blu-Ray Linear PCM, Real Video 3.0 and 4.0, ...)
New formats (Raw Dirac, M2TS, ...) and major improvements in many formats...
New Dirac encoder and MP3 fixed-point encoder
Video scaling in fullscreen

Install vlc media player 1.1.0 in ubuntu lucid/Karmic

Open the terminal and run the following commands

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:c-korn/vlc
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install vlc

Install vlc media player 1.1.0 in ubuntu Jaunty

First edit /etc/apt/sources.list file

gksudo gedit /etc/apt/sources.list

add the following line

For Jaunty Users

deb jaunty main

For intrepid users

deb intrepid main

Save and exit the file

Install GPG key using the following command

sudo apt-key adv --recv-keys --keyserver 7613768D

Update sourcelist using the following command

sudo apt-get update

Install vlc using the following commnd

sudo apt-get install vlc mozilla-plugin-vlc

Using VLC

Open VLC from Applications--->Sound & Video--->VLC media player

Privacy screen click ok

VLC 1.1.0 screen

Version details

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21 Responses

  1. Ruben says:

    It’s not updating here. I think the problem is in the adding of the key:
    ruben@ruben-laptop:~$ sudo apt-key adv –recv-keys –keyserver 7613768D
    Executing: gpg –ignore-time-conflict –no-options –no-default-keyring –secret-keyring /etc/apt/secring.gpg –trustdb-name /etc/apt/trustdb.gpg –keyring /etc/apt/trusted.gpg –recv-keys –keyserver 7613768D
    gpg: requesting key 7613768D from hkp server
    gpg: key 7613768D: “Launchpad PPA named vlc for Christoph Korn” not changed
    gpg: Total number processed: 1
    gpg: unchanged: 1

    When I do update and install, it says that it’s already the newest version (which is 0.9.9a and not 1.0.0). Hope someone can help me out! I’m a big fan of VLC!

  2. egan says:

    And for Hardy user what is the solution ?

  3. Dan Donaldson says:

    In Intrepid, you get version 0.9.9a Grishenko instead of 1.0.

  4. Wanted to do it but it wanted to install many libqt4-* packages… So I didnot do it… Is it normal ? Why does it requires those packages where previous version of VNC did not require them ?

  5. Ruben says:

    I found out the problem. I mixed up the Ubuntu versions. I run Jaunty not Intrepid =D Quick change in the repo’s and it’s done!

  6. obscur156 says:

    Ubuntu 9.04 64bit
    If you have problem like me with no video output but with sound,there is a way to fix it.

    Try changing the output module of vlc player to open gl.

    This option by going in tools> preferences>video>output module there first check advanced options and then change the module to opengl.

    It did the trick for me.

  7. Geoffrey says:

    Installed fine on Jaunty and the video plays smoothly. However the sound goes on and off about once per second. Tried all the various sound output devices, and is now set to PulseAudio which works fine elsewhere. Any ideas?

  8. Ranferi says:


    I don’t know if you still have the problem with sound, but what I did is: go to preferences, expand audio, and uncheck the momno conversion filter. It worked for me… I hope it does the trick for you too.

  9. srhegde says:

    Very detailed instructions are given in the vlc’s website. Just do a google search for ‘vlc’ or/and goto the download page( You will see the instructions.

    While installing on Ubuntu would be one of the simplest, others are not that hard either.

  10. Just Lurking says:

    An article is needed, just to install a video player in Ubuntu? Either this is more astroturf or Ubuntu is trying to become Slackware.

  11. P. Müller says:

    >While installing on Ubuntu would be one of the
    >simplest, others are not that hard either.

    Try installing it on openSuSE, it’s only one one click in the package manager (add community repositories and choose VideoLAN) Or you use the One-click install provided by the Videolan page.

  12. Shailendra says:

    It is a big can’t use software in ubuntu software center without updating your system with the help of update manager.

  13. azimi says:

    thank u very much brother

  14. Abu says:

    Date : Feb/21/2010
    Hi fnds,
    Thank for Giving solution
    Plz visit for windows solution and forget leave a comment
    Mail me [email protected]

  15. i cant install this by this method..
    failed to fetch some files from
    plz help out with this..
    i cant install other mp3 players ..
    its showing cannot install in this computer type(i386)
    i m using proxy server for internet connection which allows only 20 mb file to download …
    is that the prob?????

  16. obscur156 says:

    Maybe you are trying to install the package from the wrong arcitechtur(i386).You probably need the 64 bit version or vice versa?

  17. reetam says:

    hey!!! u rock worked for me..keep helping!!!

  18. HaTeMe says:

    Under 9.10 i get only 1.0.3 …

  19. Akhil Mordia says:

    thanks a lot… i really appreciate people like you…

  20. Dinesh pkd says:

    i cant install it while installing error is occuring

  21. Tyrene says:

    I get:

    Error: can’t find signing_key_fingerprint at

    Any other suggestions for the latest 1.1.0 to download???

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