vlc-tileA new version of VLC is available for download.

Videolan, the team behind the app, say VLC 2.0.6 is an ‘important update‘ to the 2.x series of the popular media player.

Amongst the fixes and feature improvements users will find:

  • Support for Matroska V4 files
  • Improved DBus and MPRIS interfaces
  • Misc fixes for MKV, Ogg, AVI, WMV file formats
  • HTML Srt Subtitles no longer cause a crash
  • HTTPS playback fixes

A full list of changes can be found @ videolan.org/developers/vlc-branch/NEWS

Installing VLC 2.0.6

The latest stable releases of VLC are available to install on Ubuntu 12.10 and 13.04 from the Videolan Stable Daily PPA:

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:videolan/stable-daily 
sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get install vlc
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