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VLC Media Player is a long-time open-source favorite, and the latest version is also the first to be out of beta development. It's not the only option for free video playback, but it's one of the best, and the feature updates in version 1 make it well worth the upgrade.

Users can now get frame-by-frame advancement, granular speed controls allowing for on-the-fly slower or faster playback, and live recording of streaming video. The toolbars are fully customizable, so you can have only the buttons you need in the interface, there's AirTunes streaming, and there's better integration in Gtk environments. Along with the improvements, VLC continues to offer robust support for a wide range of video and audio formats, including OGG, MP2, MP3, MP4, DivX, HD codecs like AES3, Raw Dirac, and even support for playing back zipped files.

The default interface is still a stripped down player that belies VLC's functionality and features. Skinning can fix that quickly, but behavior can still be a bit unpredictable depending on the quality of the skin. VLC's open-source foundation and community ensures that it evolves quickly and often, with new features and fixes released frequently. Overall, VLC Media Player is a must-have application for its ability to open just about any type of video file you throw at it.

What is new in VLC 1.1.1 you can check from here

Install vlc 1.1.1 in Ubuntu 10.04/9.10

Open the terminal and run the following commands

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:c-korn/vlc

sudo apt-get update

sudo apt-get install vlc mozilla-plugin-vlc

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6 Comments to “Install VLC 1.1.1 in Ubuntu 10.04/9.10 using PPA”

  1. Neil says:

    followed instructions.
    installed version still 1.0.6

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  2. Neil says:

    solved
    the ppa in software sources was not selected.
    put the check mark in place, reloaded sources and installed.

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  3. HaRT says:

    Last time I’ve tried it screensaver always kicked in even in fullscreen. I even tried latest git manually compiled.
    Kubuntu.

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  4. Kvaka says:

    Not for Karmic. Only 1.0.3 available. Anybody know how to get 1.1.1 in Karmic?

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  5. Jeff says:

    No longer works, C Korn has closed this repo no idea why :(

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  6. Jill Manners says:

    He closed it because of the flood of complaints about his shoddy packaging that caused untold breakage to thousands of systems all over the world.

    What amazes me is how many of these “Tips” sites simply copy each other and give second-hand and second-rate advice.

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