Install VideoLAN VLC and VLSub on Ubuntu 14.04

VLSub is not working with Vlc 2.1.x on any platform because the lua “net” module needed to interact with opensubtitles has been removed in this release for the extensions.

We will install a daily build from Videolan, but we will need some custom PPA’s for that. Use at your own risk.

PPA Videolan for vlc and vlc-nox:
sudo add-apt-repository ppa:videolan/master-daily
PPA Motumedia for latest versions of libavcodec55 and libavutil53:
sudo add-apt-repository ppa:motumedia/libav10-trusty
sudo apt-get update

I think aptitude is more friendly then apt-get, whatever…

sudo aptitude install vlc
sudo apt-get install vlc

For debugging, you can use this commands to see where aptitude is getting its packages from:

apt-cache policy vlc vlc-nox libavcodec55 libavutil53
apt-cache showpkg vlc

VLSub will be auto installed and functional withing VLC