Install VLC 2.0.8 Media Player in Ubuntu 13.04 Raring/Ubuntu 12.10 Quantal/Ubuntu 12.04 Precise/Linux Mint 15/14/13

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:
  • 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:
That's it
Source: videolan
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