VLC 2.0 released and PPA installation instructions included

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

Plays most codecs with no codec packs needed:
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Works on most platforms: Windows, Linux, Mac OS X, Unix...

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What is new in vlc 2.0

VLC 2.0 "Twoflower" is a major new version of our popular media player.
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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 is a major upgrade for VLC.
Twoflower has a new rendering pipeline for video, with higher quality subtitles, and new video filters to enhance your videos.
It supports many new devices and BluRay Discs (experimental).
Completely reworked Mac and Web interfaces and improvements in the other interfaces make VLC easier than ever to use.
Twoflower fixes several hundreds of bugs, in more than 7000 commits from 160 volunteers.

Install vlc 2.0 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


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8 Responses

  1. 50cent says:

    This works only in 11.10. In lucyd it installs 1.3

  2. turkil says:

    in ubuntu 10.04 LTS use:
    sudo add-apt-repository ppa:n-muench/vlc2
    sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get install vlc

    by @turkil

  3. 50cent says:

    to turkil
    in my case it intalls version 1.1.13 not 2.0

    I did the same steps you wrote

  4. Floyd says:

    Yes, it only works for 11.10 or later, I guess you could download the tar file and install from that, but I will just wait until it hits the repositories, or until I upgrade.

  5. 50cent says:

    there is some tar.xz – now to open it? http://www.videolan.org/vlc/download-sources.html

  6. Bob-El says:

    This is true. This procedure reinstalls 1.1.14 in Ubuntu 10.10. Come on guys. You can do better than that.

  7. Omar Abdallah says:

    Its not compatible with kernel 3.0.0-16-generic yet

  8. Joe Weller says:

    This fails on Ubuntu 10.10.

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