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. VLC is a simple, fast and powerful dvd playing, media playing software. VLC can play everything i.e. Files, Discs, Webcams, Devices and Streams. VLC can plays most codecs with no codec pack needed, MPEG-2, DivX, H.264, MKV, WebM, WMV, MP3.
The main advantage is VLC is cross-platform multi media player. VLC can runs on all platforms: Windows, Linux, Mac OS X, Unix. We can use VLC for media conversion and streaming.
This is the simple howto in which we will see how to install VLC media player on Ubuntu 12.10. Note that this procedure you can also use for Ubuntu 12.04 and 11.10
To install VLC in Ubuntu open Terminal (Press Ctrl+Alt+T) and copy the following commands in the Terminal:
sudo add-apt-repository ppa:videolan/stable-daily sudo apt-get update sudo apt-get install vlc
That’s it. Enjoy your free multi media player on ubuntu.