Monday, April 15, 2013

[NEWS] VLC reaches 2.0.6

VLC has received an important update. Here's the main changes of version 2.0.6 'Twoflower':

  • Regressions of the 2.0.x branch of VLC fixed.
  • Support for Matroska v4 files.
  • Fixes for MKV, Ogg, AVI, WMV, HTTPS and subtitles support.
  • Improvements of the D-Bus and MPRIS2 interfaces.

Upgrade

Open a terminal window and run:

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:videolan/stable-daily -y && sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get upgrade -y

References

VideoLan.org

6 comments:

  1. Hi Wilson,
    I'm using the ppa:videolan/stable-daily and my version of vlc is 2.0.7.

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    1. Yes, I confirm that. If you open the 'About' dialog it does say '2.0.7'. However, if you check the installed version using 'dpkg -l vlc', you'll see 2.0.6.

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  2. is this the only way to have vlc 2.0.6? i still have 2.0.5 but i think that ubuntu will update this. am i wrong and will be the same situation like in case of libreoffice which is 3.5 also today when 4.0.2 is out?

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    1. For the latest bug fixes and security updates is best to use a PPA that is often updated.

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  3. thank you very much for the answer! i'll use the ppa.

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