Install VLC 2.0.4 Media Player in Ubuntu 12.10 Quantal and Vlc 2.0.3 for Ubuntu 12.04 Precise Pangolin/11.10 Oneiric Ocelot/Linux Mint 13/12

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.
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Features:
  • 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:
  • Fixes for splitted RAR, MKV segmented, mp4 and Real media files playback.
  • Enhancements in HLS, Blu-Ray and various codecs support
  • Fixes for subtitles auto-detection
  • Fixes on Qt, skins2 and web interfaces
  • Support for HiDPI, aka Retina Display
  • Support for H264 v4l2 devices on Linux
  • Translations updates and new Scottish Gaelic translation

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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