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I've been trying to download the latest version of VLC which is 3.something (my elementary has vlc 2.1.6 rincewind). If I go to the Videolan download page or if I use Software Center they both revert to the old version of vlc which is no longer supported. Do I have to use Terminal? In which case is anybody able to tell me the exact commands to use as I have no idea whatsoever how to use the command line. Any help gratefully appreciated. When adding tags, the information said that Freya has been superseded by Loki. Should I simply upgrade to Loki? Is Loki a better OS and does it update vlc, which Freya doesn't? Also, as a supplementary, does anyone know of a good idiot's guide to using the command line? Thanx

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to make sure you have the latest version of VLC the commands i would use are

sudo apt-get update

sudo apt-get upgrade

sudo apt-get install vlc

this will install the latest VLC that is in your repo's

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