Install VLC 2.0.6 Media Player in Ubuntu 13.04/Ubuntu 12.10 Quantal/Ubuntu 12.04 Precise/Linux Mint 14/13

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:
  • Numerous D-Bus and MPRIS2 improvements
  • Reject broken versions of PulseAudio
  • Fix HTTPS playback with some certificates previously rejected
  • Fix crash with broken asf files (SA-1302)
  • Fix MKV behaviour with unknown or new ebml elements
  • Fix use-after-free crash in Ogg demuxer, found by Tomi Juntunen
  • Fix regression on some paletted codecs in AVI
  • Fix ALAC in mp4 regression
  • Improvements to the vimeo playlist parser
  • Fix FLAC 6.1 and 7.1 channel layout
  • Fix crashes in HTML srt subtitles
  • 3rd party codecs updates
  • Fix clearing of Media Info panel on dialog exit
  • Translation Updates: New Gujarati, Aragonese translations

To install VLC in Ubuntu/Linux Mint open Terminal (Press Ctrl+Alt+T) and copy the following commands in the Terminal:
That's it
Source: videolan
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