Install / Remove VLC Media Player 2.2.2 On Ubuntu / LinuxMint

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VLC player a free open source mutimedia  player.It is one of the most prefed player by users because it supports all video formats and also audio formats too.It also supports Multimedia files from DVD ,VCD and Audio CD and etc...

VLC  2.2.2 was released recently with a fix of 100 bugs 

In this tutorial i will show you how to install the latest stable version of VLC 2.2.2 On Ubuntu 14.04 LTS and newer versions , LinuxMint 17 / 16 / 15 , and Elementary OS 

Fixes in version 2.2.2

  • Fix SetupFormat for continuous framesize in v4l2
  • Fix off-by-one buffer overflow in RealRtsp module
  • Fix screen recording aspect-ratio, framerate and potential crash
  • Fix Windows directshow input freeze
  • Fix MMS segmentation fault/abort when server forces a large allocation
  • Fix support for ms-dvr files
  • Fix time detection in AVI files over HTTP
  • HLS: fix hang on stop, crashes and small improvements
  • Fix mp4 NULL dereference reported by by Fortinet's FortiGuard Labs
  • Fix regression for VC-1 in WMV
  • Fix MXF crashes on stop
  • Fix EAC3 detection in some TS files
  • Fix importing surface from main memory in VDPAU
  • Fix possible double-free in ADPCM decoder
For detailed changelog please visit this link

Installation Steps

Step 1: Add the Official VLC PPA
sudo add-apt-repository ppa:videolan/stable-daily
Step 2: Update the Repository
sudo apt-get update
Step  3: Install VLC 2.2.2 
sudo apt-get install vlc
For removing the VLC 2.2.2 run the below command in terminal
sudo apt-get remove vlc
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