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VLC media player is a media player, streamer, and encoder for Unix, Windows, Mac OS X, BeOS, QNX, and PocketPC. It can play from many inputs like files, network streams, capture device, desktops, or DVD, SVCD, VCD, and audio CD. It can play most audio and video codecs (MPEG 1/2/4, H264, VC-1, DivX, WMV, Vorbis, AC3, AAC, etc.), but can also convert to different formats and/or send streams through the network.

What is new in VLC 1.1.9

Security update regarding a heap-based buffer overflow in mp4 demuxer
Update of libmodplug for security reasons in Windows and Mac versions
Major updates in most language translations

Numerous updates and fixes on the interface and look of VLC for Mac OS X
Growl is bundled with VLC on Mac OS X now
Many miscellaneous fixes

Install VLC 1.1.9 in ubuntu

Open the terminal and run the following commands

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:n-muench/vlc

sudo apt-get update

sudo apt-get install vlc mozilla-plugin-vlc vlc-plugin-pulse

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5 Comments to “How to install VLC 1.1.9 using ubuntu PPA”

  1. Lindsay says:

    Okay, so I’m new at Linux. Going okay so far though I think.

    But.

    Having followed the steps involved, and mostly understanding what is being done, I have installed VLC (by far my favourite media viewer/player). However, under Ubuntu, I can’t get it to play any video. Every video I try, which all worked under Windoze, tell me that the codec is unavailable and “there is nothing I you can do”.

    What have I missed?

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  2. abslock says:

    after I updated to VLC 1.1.9, my player isn’t working good. sometimes the audio doesn’t work, sometimes the application closes automatically.

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  3. mrhhug says:

    or just install it from the repos. Ive installed vlc from the repos dozens of times and have had no desire to ever upgrade.

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  4. Lindsay says:

    Um, thanks, but remember: New at this? Therefore: Repos? :)

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  5. eddie says:

    i’ve downloaded it, but the sound isn’t working! at all! the video is perfect but there is no sound!

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