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VLC 2.1.0 Update Released With New Audio Core, Early 4K Video Support

The default app that isn't sees release of 'major new version'

A new version of the popular open-source media player VLC is now available for download. 

Among the ‘headline’ changes introduced in version 2.1.0 – an update its developers call ‘a major new version’ – are a new audio core aimed at delivering better volume management and handling of higher sample rates, and early support for playback of 4K video.

Other features include:

  • VDPAU hardware decoding on Linux
  • Several new audio effects, including gain and rewritten down mixer
  • Improved audio metadata support
  • Nikon camera .avi support
  • iOS and Android ports

Upgrade VLC on Ubuntu

The official VLC PPA currently only contains this latest release for Ubuntu 13.10. The previous release, 2.0.8 is provided for Ubuntu 12.04, 12.10 and 13.04.

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:videolan/stable-daily

sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get install vlc