VideoLAN (VLC) just released version 2.02 that fixes a lot of regressions of the 2.0.x branch, and if you want to upgrade in Ubuntu 12.04, this brief tutorial is going to show you how.

This version introduces many important features, improved interface, better performance, and removal of font cache and retina display support. Besides fixing hundreds of bugs, it also added more than 500 commits on top of 2.0.1. For a more detailed changelog, click here.

So, to upgrade your systems, please continue below.


  • Upgrade to VLC 2.0.2 in Ubuntu 12.04 (Precise Pangolin)
  • Enjoy!


To get started, press Ctrl – Alt – T on your keyboard to open terminal. When it opens, run the commands below to add VLC PPA.

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:videolan/stable-daily




Finally, copy and paste the commands below to update your system and install VLC along with Mozilla-VLC plugin.

sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get install vlc mozilla-plugin-vlc