VLC is the most popular media player for Linux-based systems as well as for windows. VLC is a free and open source cross-platform multimedia player and framework that plays most multimedia files as well as DVD, Audio CD, VCD, and various streaming protocols.
Step 1 – Install VLC on Ubuntu
Videolan team is maintaining PPA for VLC media player for Ubuntu systems. Use following set of commands to install VLC media player on Ubuntu systems with optional VLC browser plugin.
add-apt-repositoryppa:videolan/stable-daily $ sudo apt-getupdate $ sudo apt-getinstall vlc
For streaming or transcoding audio/video, you also need to additionally install libavcodec-extra-53 using following command.
$ sudo apt-get
Step 2 – Using VLC Media Player
To start VLC player use GUI icon or use the following command to start it and enjoy audio/videos.