VLC 2.0 "Twoflower" Released, Install in Ubuntu Oneiric, Precise via PPA


VLC 2.0 has just released with PPA support for Ubuntu 11.10 and Ubuntu 12.04. VLC 2.0, codenamed "Twoflower", comes with a rewritten video output core and modules, allowing subpicture blending in GPU. VLC 2.0 can be downloaded and installed from official Videolan stable daily PPA. Here is how you install VLC 2.0 in Ubuntu 11.10 Oneiric Ocelot.

VLC 2.0 Ubuntu PPA

VLC 2.0 "Twoflower" Changelog
  • Experimental support for BluRay discs added to VLC 2.0.
  • New resamplers for higher quality audio.
  • Support for 10bits codecs, WMV image and some other codecs.
  • Rewritten support for images including jpeg, png, xcf, and bmp formats.
  • Rewritten video output core and modules, allowing subpicture blending in GPU.
  • Full changelog can be found here.
How to Install VLC 2.0 in Ubuntu 11.10, Ubuntu 12.04?
  • Do the following in Terminal.
sudo add-apt-repository ppa:videolan/stable-daily
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install vlc
  • Done. If you have VLC installed already, you need to run the following command instead of the last line above.
sudo apt-get upgrade
  • If that didn't worked somehow and VLC 2.0 packages are kept back (that's exactly what happened in my case), just do a sudo apt-get dist-upgrade instead. 
Thanks to iloveubuntu for the info!

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