Install VLC 2.1.0 in Linux Mint 15

VLC 2.1.0 provides better device selection, rewritten audio core, enhanced volume management and plenty of other new features. You can view a full list of new features in VLC 2.1.0 in the official release announcement on VLC’s news page.

How to Install VLC 2.1.0 in Linux Mint 15
1. Open a terminal window.

2. Type in the following commands then hit Enter after each.

wget -c

tar -xJvf

cd vlc-2.1.0

sudo apt-get build-dep vlc



sudo make install

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  1. says

    sorry, but these instructions don’t make much sense.

    firstly, why have you specified the download link again in the tar command? surely just the file name here..?

    secondly, i get the following message with your build line:

    “E: Unable to find a source package for vlc”

    i’m not really very good at command lines but i’m not sure these instructions make sense. thanks..

    • John says

      You need to enable the software sources repo in order to make this work. Look in your software sources and check the extra repo’s or software sources. I had to do this and now it works perfectly.

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