Install VLC 2.0 On Ubuntu 11.10

Updated on: 2012-03-31 || Source: techpraveen.com

In this article I will show you how to install VLC (VideoLAN) 2.0 media player in Ubuntu 11.10. VLC is a free and open source cross-platform multimedia player and framework that plays most multimedia files as well as DVD, Audio CD, VCD, and various streaming protocols. I am using VLC player in all the operating systems(Windows 7, Ubuntu, Mac OS X) running on my laptop and PC. ;)

VLC 2.0 also incorporates better support for Android and iOS devices, providing new audio and video outputs and faster hardware decoding.

Steps to Install VLC 2.0 on Ubuntu 11.10 Oneiric Ocelot

1. Open Linux Terminal.
2. Copy and paste the following command in the terminal window,
                   sudo add-apt-repository ppa:n-muench/vlc

Terminal Window for VLC installation
3. Enter your password when asked and hit the Enter key.
4. Then copy and paste the following command in the terminal window,
              sudo apt-get update

5. Close the terminal.
6. Click here to Install VLC 2.0. In a few seconds, the Ubuntu Software Center application will open. Click the “Install” button as shown below,

Ubuntu Software Center to Install VLC Player
7. Now wait for the VLC 2.0 media player to be downloaded and installed on your Ubuntu machine.

Quick Tip: You can add VLC 2.0 shortcut icon on the Unity Launcher by clicking the “Add to Launcher” button.

Add VLC Player to Unity Launcher

That’s it :) Launch VLC player and watch movies and take snapshot of the movie ;)

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