Install VLC 2.0.5 Media Player in Ubuntu 12.10 Quantal/13.04 Raring/Linux Mint 14 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.


  • 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:
  • Improve reliability for RTSP streams sent by some IP cameras
  • Fix DVB-S delivery system detection
  • Fix playback initial synchronization with PulseAudio
  • Fix file output bug affecting floating point on big endian systems
  • Fix crash in Freetype with embedded fonts
  • Fix wrong aspect ratio in some cases
  • Fix Mpeg-2 audio and video encoders initialization
  • Fix crash with some embedded subtitle fonts
  • Fix SWF potential crash on malformed files
  • Fix some MKV crashes when ordered editions have empty or broken links
  • Fix division by 0 in AIFF demuxer
  • Fix buffer overflow in HTML subtitles parser
  • Fix crash with some embedded subtitle fonts

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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