VLC 1.1 which was released yesterday boasts lots of improvement and feature additions including:
- GPU decoding on Windows Vista and 7, using DxVA2 for H.264, VC-1 and MPEG-2
- GPU decoding on GNU/Linux, using VAAPI for H.264, VC-1 and MPEG-2
- DSP decoding using OpenMax IL, for compatible embedded devices
- Improved support for MKV HD, including seeking fixes, and 7.1 channels codecs
- Support for new codecs, like Blu-Ray subtitles, MPEG-4 lossless and VP8
For complete list of new features and improvements visit http://www.videolan.org
You can install VLC on your Ubuntu via PPA repository. Ofcourse, downloading from their site is an option but installing using repository is more convenient.
Execute the following commands in terminal to install the latest VLC player:
sudo add-apt-repository ppa:c-korn/vlc && sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install vlc mozilla-plugin-vlc
This will install the latest version of VLC on your computer.