Monday, December 25, 2017

How To Install VLC 3.0 RC2 On Ubuntu 17.04, 17.10

   VLC Media Player is one of the most prominent and also durable multi format, free of charge media player available

Using open source technologies and libraries, VLC has been ported to most computing platforms, including GNU/Linux, Windows, Mac OS X, BSD, iOS and Android. VLC can play most multimedia files, discs, streams, allows playback from devices, and is able to convert to or stream in various formats.

VLC 3.0 Changelog:
  • Support network browsing for distant file system (SMB, FTP, SFTP, NFS...) and rewrite the parsing of the media files
  • Support keystores: fetch and store passwords securely (sic!) for common protocols (HTTP, SMB, SFTP, FTP, RTSP ...)
  • Autodetect external audio tracks (ac3, m4a, aac, dts...), similar to subtitles
  • Support HDMI passthrough for Audio HD codecs, like E-AC3, TrueHD or DTS-HD
  • Support for 12bits codec and extended colorspaces (HDR)
  • Support output renderers, like ChromeCast
  • VLC now assumes vlcrc config file is in UTF-8
  • Support portable version of Windows build (create a "portable/" folder)
  • Support wayland surface type
  • Allow to start the video paused on the first frame
  • Refactor preparsing input
  • EPG reworked: table and single event updates, now using network time
  • Refactored and fixed subtitles es selection. Demuxers can now override es category single only or multiple es behavior
  • Support for 360 video and audio, including viewpoint setting
  • Support for ambisonic audio and more than 8 audio channels
  • Support subtitles size live changing
  • See changelog for more

Installation instructions:

    Run the following commands in Terminal to install  VLC via snap for Ubuntu 16.04 and higher

$ snap apt-get update

$ snap install vlc --candidate

Once installed, run the following command to launch VLC 3.0:

$ /snap/bin/vlc

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