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.
VLC 2.1.0 is available via the default stable repository only for Ubuntu 13.10 Saucy Salamander (and Linux Mint 16 Petra). For the previous versions of Ubuntu (and Linux Mint), the ppa still contains VLC 2.0.8.
So, to install VLC 2.1.0 on Ubuntu 13.10 Saucy Salamander or VLC 2.0.8 on Ubuntu 13.04, Ubuntu 12.10, Ubuntu 12.04, Linux Mint 15, Linux Mint 14, Linux Mint 13, do the following:
$ sudo add-apt-repository ppa:videolan/stable-daily
$ sudo apt-get update
$ sudo apt-get install vlc