Hello Linux Geeksters. VLC 2.1.0 has been released yesterday, bringing improvements to the previous version. Among others, VLC 2.1.0 comes with rewritten audio core, better volume management and better device selection, support for Qt5.0, support for UPnP A/V subtitles, extended support for MKV and AVI, support for Blu-Ray, high10, high422 and high 444 and encoding support in h264.
Also, VLC 2.1.0 is the first stable version that officially supports iOS and Android.
In this article I will show you how to install VLC 2.1.0 on Ubuntu 13.10 Saucy Salamander, Ubuntu 13.04 Raring Ringtail and derivates: Linux Mint 16 Petra, Linux Mint 15 Olivia and Pear OS 8.
For Ubuntu 13.10 Saucy Salamander and Linux Mint 16 Petra, VLC 2.1.0 is available via the default VLC repository. Just do the following:
$ sudo add-apt-repository ppa:videolan/stable-daily
$ sudo apt-get update
$ sudo apt-get install vlc
For Ubuntu 13.04 Raring Ringtail, Linux Mint 15 Olivia and Pear OS 8, we have to build VLC 2.1.0 from sources. Follow the instructions exactly, in order to get a successful installation:
Download the VLC 2.1.0 source-code:
$ wget -c download.videolan.org/pub/videolan/vlc/2.1.0/vlc-2.1.0.tar.xz
Extract the archive and cd into the newly extracted directory:
$ tar -xJvf download.videolan.org/pub/videolan/vlc/2.1.0/vlc-2.1.0.tar.xz
$ cd vlc-2.1.0
Download the needed dependencies, with build-dep:
$ sudo apt-get build-dep vlc
Configure, compile and install VLC 2.1.0:
$ sudo make install