Install VLC Media Player 2.2.6 On Ubuntu / LinuxMint / Fedora

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VLC Media player released it's new version 2.26 recently with bug fixes and no new features added to this release.


VLC player a free open source multimedia player.It is one of the most preferred 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...

In this tutorial, I will show you how to install the latest stable version of VLC 2.2.6 On Ubuntu 14.04 LTS / 16.04 LTS, LinuxMint 17 and Fedora.

What's New in this version?

Video Output:
  • Fix systematic green line on Nvidia
  • Fix direct3d SPU texture offsets handling
Demuxer:
  • Fix heap buffer overflows

So how to install it?

For Ubuntu / LinuxMint

Step 1: Add the Official VLC PPA
sudo add-apt-repository ppa:jonathonf/vlc
Step 2: Update the Repository
sudo apt-get update
Step 3: Install VLC 2.2.6
sudo apt-get install vlc
For removing the VLC 2.2.6 run the below command in terminal
sudo apt-get remove vlc

For Fedora 22 & above

Step 1: Login as root and install the rpmfusion rpm
dnf install https://download1.rpmfusion.org/free/fedora/rpmfusion-free-release-$(rpm -E %fedora).noarch.rpm
Step 2: Install VLC 
dnf install vlc python-vlc npapi-vlc
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