How to install vlc 2.2.3 on Ubuntu OS

Following the recent release of vlc 2.2.3 by VideoLAN development team, I will be showing you how to install and compile this release using Ubuntu 15.04 since the PPA is yet to be updated.

This release is a maintenance build for the stable 2.2 series of their popular, cross-platform, and open-source VLC Media Player software for all supported platforms. A notable fix in this release is fix to resume where you left off.

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VLC 2.2.3 changelog

  • Demux:
    * Fix HLS quality selection and a potential stack overflow
    * Fix potential MKV infinite loop and improve MKV tags support
    * Fix WMV regression
  • Decoder:
    * Fix hardware decoding with libvdpau-va-gl
    * Fix crashes with libvpx
    * Use libass without caching dialog
  • Video Ouptut:
    * Fix green lines on Direct3D output
  • Skins2:
    * Fix maximizing Window in multi-screen context
  • Qt:
    * Fix resume where you left off
    * Fix infinite recursion in the customize dialog
    * Fix size when switching to/from the minimal interface
    * Fix size after resume toolbar is displayed
  • MacOS X:
    * Fix crashes in media information panel
    * Correctly respect the disable-screensaver option
  • Win32:
    * Allow opening more than 15 elements in Explorer
  • Translations:
    * Update of most translations

Install VLC 2.2.3 on Ubuntu 15.04 and other Derivatives

Note: Reboot machine after install is completed for VLC to show in Dash

wget -c download.videolan.org/pub/videolan/vlc/2.2.3/vlc-2.2.3.tar.xz

tar -xJvf vlc-2.2.3.tar.xz

cd vlc-2.2.3

sudo apt-get build-dep vlc

./configure

make

sudo make install
 
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