The VideoLAN organization proudly unleashed a few minutes ago the final and stable release of the highly anticipated VLC 2.0 media player. VLC Media Player 2.0 is a major upgrade to the extremely popular video player, which comes with the ability to open more formats, experimental Blu-Ray support, faster decoding on multi-core CPUs an... (read more)
VLC Player is one of the most popular open source (released under GPL) and free media player (encoder). Ubuntu 11.10 (code name : oneiric ocelot)- has banshee installed as the default media player. So if you want to play a video file then you need to install VLC – all in one media player. it has lot of advanced features. VLC has been the part of videoLAN project.
VideoLAN Media Player, or simply VLC, a software designed to run all kinds of media files ranging from simple DVDs to video, audio files, and even online streams, is now at version 2.1.1, but only for Ubuntu users. The developers of VLC have released a new version of their media player in order to add some new features and to fix a few bugs.