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 1.1.7
It is a security update of the current stable version.
Changes between 1.1.6 and 1.1.7:
* Fix for Matroska / WebM remote code execution vulnerability.
* Update for Hebrew, Japanese, Danish and Russian translations
Install VLC 1.1.7 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