VLC media player (initially VideoLAN Client) is a highly portable multimedia player for various audio and video formats (MPEG, DivX/Xvid, Ogg, and many more) as well as DVDs, VCDs, and various streaming protocols. However in recent years it has also become a extremely powerful server to stream live and on demand video in several formats to our network and the Internet.
- Simple, fast and powerful media player.
- Plays everything: Files, Discs, Webcams, Devices and Streams.
- Plays most codecs with no codec packs needed:
- MPEG-2, DivX, H.264, MKV, WebM, WMV, MP3…
- Runs on all platforms: Windows, Linux, Mac OS X, Unix…
- Completely Free, 0 spyware, 0 ads and no user tracking.
- Can do media conversion and streaming.
- More info.
What’s new in this release:
- fixed some regressions of the 2.0.x branch of VLC.
- fixed numerous crashes and dangerous behaviors.
- fixed ISDB-S tunning and some OSX issues.
- With faster decoding on multi-core, GPU, and mobile hardware and the ability to open more formats, notably professional, HD and 10bits codecs, 2.0 was a major upgrade for VLC.
- Input: Fix playback termination when switching ES tracks (PowerPC only)
- Input: Fix memory exhaustion vulnerability when playing specifically crafted playlist files
- Decoders: Fix WMA Pro, MPEG 4 ALS, APE, MLP and ADPCM-IMA4 playback
- Encoders: Fix audio encoding for numerous codecs, notably mp3 and aac
- Muxers: Fix noticeable memory leak when creating AVI files
- Translations: Update Basque, Simplified Chinese, Ukrainian, Turkish, Portuguese, Norwegian BokmÃ¥l, Burmese, Lithuanian, Italian, Hindi, Spanish, German, Czech, Danish, Welsh translations New Azerbaijani, Kirgyz, Oriya translations.
To install VLC in Ubuntu/Linux Mint open Terminal (Press Ctrl+Alt+T) and copy the following commands in the Terminal:
sudo add-apt-repository ppa:videolan/stable-daily
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install vlc