VLC is the videolan project’s media player. it plays mpeg, mpeg-2, mpeg-4, divx, mov, wmv, quicktime, webm, flac, mp3, ogg/vorbis files, dvds, vcds, podcasts, and multimedia streams from various network sources. VLC can also be used as a streaming server that duplicates the stream it reads and multicasts them through the network to other clients, or serves them through http. VLC has support for on-the-fly transcoding of audio and video formats, either for broadcasting purposes or for movie format transformations. support for most output methods is provided by this package, but features can be added by installing additional audio plugins (vlc-plugin-pulse, vlc-plugin-sdl) or video plugins (vlc-plugin-sdl, vlc-plugin-ggi, vlc-plugin-svgalib). there is also a web browser plugin in the mozilla-plugin-vlc package. To know more about feature go Here.
Currently the latest version for Ubuntu is 1.1.11, follow the steps to install VLC media player.
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Open Terminal ( Ctrl + Alt + T ).
Update repository in your system.
raj@geeksite~/$ sudo apt-get update
Install VLC Media Player.
raj@geeksite~/$ sudo apt-get install vlc vlc-plugin-pulse mozilla-plugin-vlc
Start VLC Media Player.
Screen Shot of VLC media player running on Ubuntu 11.10.