VLC media player with skins for Ubuntu/Linux Mint/other Ubuntu derivatives

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.
VideoLAN and the VLC development team released the new major version of VLC, 2.2.2. With a new audio core, hardware decoding and encoding, port to mobile platforms, preparation for Ultra-HD video and a special care to support more formats, 2.2.2 is a major upgrade for VLC. Rincewind has a new rendering pipeline for audio, with better effiency, volume and device management, to improve VLC audio support. It supports many new devices inputs, formats, metadata and improves most of the current ones, preparing for the next-gen codecs.

vlc player

vlc player

vlc media player


  • 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.
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Available for Ubuntu 16.04 Xenial/15.10 Wily/Linux Mint 18/other related Ubuntu derivatives
Install VLC 3.0.0 (Daily Build) in Ubuntu open terminal and enter following commands:

Terminal Commands:
sudo add-apt-repository ppa:videolan/master-daily
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install vlc

>> VLC 2.2.2 for Ubuntu 16.04 Xenial/15.10 Wily/Linux Mint 18/other related Ubuntu derivatives
To install VLC (Stable) in Ubuntu/Linux Mint open Terminal (Press Ctrl+Alt+T) and copy the following commands in the Terminal:

Terminal Commands:
sudo add-apt-repository ppa:videolan/stable-daily
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install vlc

Install skins pack for VLC player, it contains 130+ skins for VLC player. These all skins offered by VLC team.
Open Terminal and enter these commands to install skins:

Terminal Commands:
mkdir -p ~/.local/share/vlc/skins2 && cd ~/.local/share/vlc/skins2
wget -O vlc-skins.zip http://www.videolan.org/vlc/skins2/vlc-skins.zip
unzip vlc-skins.zip && rm vlc-skins.zip

Go to preferences and select custom skin (see following image)
Hint: Press Ctrl+H to show hidden file then go to (/home/.local/share/vlc/skins2) directory and select any skin
vlc skins

Change skins easily by just right click menu
vlc skins

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