Monday, July 11, 2016

How to install VLC 2.2.4 Media Player on Ubuntu

     VLC 2.2.4 “Weatherwax” released today by VideoLAN development team is the fourth stable update to VLC’s 2.2 release series. This latest release Fix overlay creation on Windows XP for DirectDraw video output and Fix HLS quality selection and a potential stack overflow. Update of Bulgarian, Catalan, German, French, Italian, Marathi, Norwegian, BokmÃ¥l, Norwegian Nynorsk, Portuguese, Slovak, Spanish (Mexico), Swedish, Simplified Chinese, and Traditional Chinese translations

VLC 2.2.4 Highlights
  •  Fix crash in G.711 wav files
  •  Fix mp3 crash in libmad
  •  Fix out-of-bound write in adpcm QT IMA codec (CVE-2016-5108)
  •  Fix overlay creation on Windows XP for DirectDraw video output
  •  Improve compilation support for GNU/HURD
  •  Minor UI improvements for the Qt interface on Windows, Linux, BSD

VLC 2.2.x Core Features
  •  VLC 2.2.0 auto-rotates the videos taken from phones, to fight Vertical Video Syndrome!
  • VLC now resumes where you left off in all versions
  • Improves support for new HD codecs, VP9, opus and H.265/HEVC, for decoding and for encoding.
  • Extensions are now downloadable from within the application.
  • VLSub extension can download subtitles from the application.
  • We release at the same time, new versions and betas for iOS, Android, Windows Phone, Android TV and Windows RT.
Installation instructions: 

    Open terminal and insert command line...

$ sudo apt-get build-dep vlc

$ wget -c

$ tar -xJvf vlc-2.2.4.tar.xz

$ cd vlc-2.2.4

$ ./configure

$ make

$ sudo make install

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