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Install VLC 2.0.5 in Ubuntu 12.10 and Linux Mint 14

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VLC (VideoLAN Client) is an open source cross-platform multimedia player for playing almost all types of audio and video formats DVD, CD, VCD, MPEG, DivX/Xvid, Audio CD, Ogg, and many more and including various supported streaming media protocols.

What’s new in VLC 2.0.5
  1. DVB-S delivery system detection
  2. PulseAudio Playback initial synchronization fixes.
  3. AIFF, SWF, MKV improvements
  4. Encoders initialization for Mpeg-2 audio and video
  5. Support https streaming
  6. Selection for Audio and video track

This new release fixed and improved almost overall VLC media player stability. For more information and complete change log can be found at VLC News.

Installing VLC 2.0.5 Media Player

To install latest release of VLC 2.0.5 Media Player on Ubuntu 12.10 (Quantal) and Linux Mint 14, open the terminal by hitting Ctrl+Alt+T and run the following commands. We are using official VLC PPA repository to install latest available version. So, at the time of making this article, it contains VLC 2.0.6 under Ubuntu 12.10. Basically VLC PPA installs whichever VLC version available under it.

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

For older version of Ubuntu 12.04 (Precise Pangolin), 11.10 (Oneiric Ocelot) and Linux Mint 13/12 users can also install or upgrade to latest versions by following above commands. But please remember, the official vlc ppa only installs whichever latest VLC version available based on Ubuntu versions. So, if yo want to upgrade to more recent versions, then consider upgrading Ubuntu.

Starting VLC Media Player

Run the following command from the terminal to start the VLC Player.

$ vlc

VLC Media Player Screenshots

Install VLC in Ubuntu

VLC Media Player in Ubuntu 12.10

Ravi Saive

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3 Responses

  1. Thakur Rajesh Singh says:

    First of all thanks for making the the lives of mortals like us simpler. i am a regular visitor of your sites ,always on the lookout for the latest from your side. i have installed VLC 2.03 on Centos 6.3(with kernel 3.7) as per your earlier article. Want to install 2.o5 for centos 6.3. please publish an article on that .

    • Ravi Saive says:

      Yet VLC 2.0.5 is not officially available from the remi or epel repositories. Once they made available will provide the article, right now its only way to install using source code, but its makes very difficult to install one-by-one dependencies packages and compile. Wait for some more time.

  2. Paul Quillin says:

    I followed your info and installed VLC using your commands at Terminal, but when i use it to open a movie (dvd) or iso file the VLC splashscreen comes up but immediately vanishes. I am using Linux Mint Nadia 14 (Mate) on a Thinkpad T61.

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