VLC is one of many successful open source application out there. It supports wide range audio and video formats, and it completely free. VLC is available by default on Ubuntu's official repository, so you can install it easily from Package Manager. Unfortunately, sometimes there is a delay between VLC released by the author and VLC which is available on Ubuntu repository. Many of us like the latest version of application. Installing the latest version of software, letting us have more features, enhancements, and less bugs. Today, I'd like to show you how to get the latest version of VLC for Ubuntu 13.04 Raring Ringtail, Ubuntu 12.10, and Ubuntu 12.04.

The current relase of VLC is version 2.0.7 which brings many improvements and bug fixes:
  • Fix track selection for PowerPC machines.
  • Fix audio decoding for WMA Pro, MPEG 4 ALS, APE, MLP and ADPCM-IMA4.
  • Fix audio encoding for MP3 and AAC.
  • Numerous translations updates and new Azerbaijani, Kirgyz, Oriya translations.
  • Fix a memory leak when creating AVI files
  • Fix two XSS vulnerabilities in the Web UI
  • Fix memory exhaustion vulnerability in some playlist files
  • Fix a libVLC crash in MacOS X port

Install the latest version of VLC on Ubuntu 13.04 Raring Ringtail
So, if you are using Ubuntu Raring, you can install the latest version of VLC by adding the below PPA:
  • sudo add-apt-repository ppa:n-muench/vlc
  • sudo apt-get update
  • sudo apt-get install vlc

Install the latest version of VLC on Ubuntu 12.10 and Ubuntu 12.04
Otherwise, if you are using the older version of Ubuntu, this PPA might give what you need:
  • sudo add-apt-repository ppa:n-muench/vlc2
  • sudo apt-get update
  • sudo apt-get install vlc
Good luck!