VideoLAN and the VLC development team present VLC 1.1.7, a small security update on 1.1.6. Small new features, many bugfixes, updated translations and security issues were making the 1.1.6 release. Notable improvements include codecs, demuxers, Audio-CD support, subtitles, visualization and platform integration.
VLC is a free and open source cross-platform multimedia player and framework, that plays most multimedias files as well as DVD, Audio CD, VCD, and various streaming protocols. It is simple to use, yet very powerful and extendable. You can install it using the ferramroberto PPA. If you already use the ferramroberto PPA then VLC will be updated to the latest version when updating your system using the update manager.
To install VLC 1.1.7 open a Terminal window (Applications -> Accessories -> Terminal) and copy+paste the following lines:
sudo add-apt-repository ppa:ferramroberto/vlc
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install vlc mozilla-plugin-vlc vlc-plugin-pulse
When installed you can find VLC under Applications -> Sound & Video -> VLC media player.
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