In the mood to read a quick round-up of a some popular desktop Linux apps that are now available to install as Snappy apps? Me too, so I wrote one. For the purposes of this post (read: cos i’m lazy) you won’t find apps that are not intended to be distributed widely listed (i.e. apps which require an argument to […]
VLC is often described as being the most versatile media player — and that doesn’t solely apply to irs ability to play almost any file format you can chuck at it! The default look of VLC on Ubuntu is okay. But only okay. As an older Qt app it inherits some accents of whatever GTK theme […]
This post, Give VLC A Dramatic New Look With These Dark Skins (Including Arc), was written by Joey-Elijah Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.
Snappy developers have today announced a shiny-new version of Snapd, which they say should be working its way out to Ubuntu 16.04 LTS from today. Snapd 2.0.10 is the latest update to the system service that ‘enables developers and users to interact with snaps.’ New versions of Snapd are scheduled to be released weekly. Among other changes, Snap apps can […]
This post, Snapd 2.0.10 Improves User Experience for Media Player Snaps, was written by Joey-Elijah Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.
A couple days ago we got a little giddy covering burgeoning support for Chromecast in VLC 3.0. Many of you were equally as excited as us, even though a formal, stable release of VLC 3.0 is still many months away. But, if you’re brave, you can try the latest bleeding edge release of VLC on Ubuntu 16.04 LTS. Install […]
This post, How to Install VLC 3.0 Nightly On Ubuntu 16.04 LTS, was written by Joey-Elijah Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.
VLC Chromecast support is on the way, and VideoLAN developer JB Kempf has a progress update on the streaming media feature in VLC 3.0.
This post, It’s Official: VLC 3.0 Will Get Chromecast Support, was written by Joey-Elijah Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.
A new version of VLC is available for download.
Videolan, the team behind the app, say VLC 2.0.6 is an ‘important update‘ to the 2.x series of the popular media player.
Amongst the fixes and feature improvements users will find:
- Support for Matroska V4 files
- Improved DBus and MPRIS interfaces
- Misc fixes for MKV, Ogg, AVI, WMV file formats
- HTML Srt Subtitles no longer cause a crash
- HTTPS playback fixes
A full list of changes can be found @ videolan.org/developers/vlc-branch/NEWS
Installing VLC 2.0.6
The latest stable releases of VLC are available to install on Ubuntu 12.10 and 13.04 from the Videolan Stable Daily PPA:
sudo add-apt-repository ppa:videolan/stable-daily
sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get install vlc