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Latest Stable VLC Release Available for Ubuntu 12.10

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Almost 100 bug fixes features in the latest ‘minor update’ to the VLC, which was released at the weekend.

Fixes the VLC development team say ‘improves the overall stability’ of the popular media player.

Those featuring in VLC 2.0.5 include:

  • Pulseaudio initial synchronisation fixes
  • MKV, SWF, AIFF improvements
  • New Welsh translation (Gwych!)
  • Various security issues resolved
  • DVB-S delivery system detection

Install VLC 2.0.5 In Ubuntu 12.10

Ubuntu 12.10 users can upgrade to this latest release by adding the the following third party VLC PPA:

  • sudo add-apt-repository ppa:n-muench/vlc
  • sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get install vlc

Because this is a third party PPA you install from this at your own risk. At the time of writing it contains VLC 2.0.5 and its various components as well as a handful of other applications, including music app Audacity and video editor LiVES.

As such you may not want to add this PPA if you use either of those applications as they will be upgraded.

My advice is to stick with the version of VLC available from the Ubuntu Software Center – it may be one version behind but as none of these ‘fixes’ are dramatic you won’t be missing out of much.