Our sophisticated media player VLC gained major update to version 2.0 with codename "Twoflower". VLC 2.0 comes with faster decoding on multi-core, GPU, and mobile hardware and the ability to open more formats, notably professional, HD and 10bits codecs. It supports many new devices dan BluRay Discs (experimental).


Below is a brief changelog of VLC 2.0:
  • BluRay disc now supported on VLC 2.0 (experimental)
  • Rewritten video output core and modules, allowing subpicture blending in GPU.
  • CrystalHD cards and Android OpenMAX support for hardware decoding.
  • Correct support for FLAC, RV and Hi10p in MKV.
  • Support for 10bits codecs, WMV image and some other codecs.
  • New resamplers for higher quality audio.
For full changelog of this release, please visit this page.

Instal VLC 2.0 on Ubuntu
Ubuntu Oneiric and upcoming Precise users can install VLC 2.0 easily by adding a PPA repository:
  • sudo add-apt-repository ppa:videolan/stable-daily
  • sudo apt-get update
  • sudo apt-get install vlc
If you already have VLC installed on your system, use this command to upgrade VLC to latest version:
  • sudo add-apt-repository ppa:videolan/stable-daily
  • sudo apt-get update
  • sudo apt-get dist-upgrade

via: Tech Drive-in


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