VLC 2.0.2 released and PPA installation instructions included

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VLC is a free and open source cross-platform multimedia player and framework that plays most multimedia files as well as DVD, Audio CD, VCD, and various streaming protocols.


Simple, Powerful and Fast

Plays everything, Files, Discs (DVD, CD, VCD, Blu-Ray), Webcams and Streams

Plays most codecs with no codec packs needed:
MPEG-2, H.264, DivX, MPEG-4, WebM, WMV player

Completely Free, 0 Spyware, Ads or User Tracking

Works on most platforms: Windows, Linux, Mac OS X, Unix…

What is new in version 2.0.2

Rework of the Mac OS X interface
Fix video output for old graphic cards on Windows XP, which are using DirectX
Fix video output on old Macs, notably PowerPC and GMA950 intel Macs.
Support for HiDPI, aka Retina Display
Support for H264 v4l2 devices on Linux
Translations updates and new Scottish Gaelic translation
Fixes for splitted RAR, MKV segmented, mp4 and Real media files playback.
Rewrite of the Digital TV module on Windows
Enhancements in HLS, Blu-Ray and various codecs support
Fixes for subtitles auto-detection
Fixes on Qt, skins2 and web interfaces

VLC 2.0.2 "Twoflower" is an important update to our 2.0 media player.

2.0.2 is a major update that fixes a lot of regressions of the 2.0.x branch of VLC.
2.0.2 introduces an important number of features for the MacOS platform, notably improving the interface, to be on-par with the classic VLC interface, better performance, removal of font cache and Retina display support.
2.0.2 fixes playback on older platforms, like old drivers on Windows XP, PowerPC on OSX or GMA950 on Intel OSX.
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.
2.0.2 fixes a couple of hundreds of bugs, and adds more than 500 commits on top of 2.0.1.

Install VLC 2.0.2 in ubuntu 12.04

Open the terminal and run the following commands

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:videolan/stable-daily
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install vlc

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