Technology Blog

How To Install VLC Media Player 2.2.4 On Ubuntu 16.04

1

VLC Media Player 2.2.4 released for Linux Ubuntu Systems. How to install VLC 2.2.4 Media Player on Ubuntu 16.04. VLC 2.2.4 “Weatherwax” release brings auto-rotation of phone movies, to fight Vertical Video Syndrome. It can now resume playback where you left off and has full support for WebVTT, Ogg/VP8, Opus/MKV, CAF. Whereas the normal support for WMV, Ogg, MP4 and AVI has been rewritten for better multimedia experience.

vlc-2-ubuntu

2.2.4 Highlights

  • VLC 2.2.4 “Weatherwax” is the fourth update to VLC’s 2.2 release series.
  • Fix crash in G.711 wav files
  • Fix mp3 crash in libmad
  • Fix out-of-bound write in adpcm QT IMA codec (VideoLAN-SA-1601, CVE-2016-5108)
  • Fix overlay creation on Windows XP for DirectDraw video output
  • Improve compilation support for GNU/HURD
  • Minor UI improvements for the Qt interface on Windows, Linux, BSD, …

What’s new in VLC 2.2.X, codename WeatherWax?

  • Fight the popular vertical video syndrome! VLC automatically detects rotated videos and rotates them using hardware acceleration (on compatible platforms)!
  • This is supported for MP4/MOV, MKV and raw H264.
  • Resume playback where you left off. Supported on all the mobile versions of VLC for quite some time, it is now available on the desktop.
  • Vastly improved support for UltraHD video codecs like VP9 and H265, including encoding.
  • New hardware acceleration mechanism, GPU 0-copy decoding, faster and implementations for Linux, Android, and Raspberry Pi. (Other OSes will have it in 3.0.0)
  • Extensions: supported since a long time, we now feature an in-app downloader for the desktop, like Firefox
  • Subtitles downloading extension
  • Compatibility with a very large number of unusual codecs
  • Vastly improved compatibility for problematic files in Ogg, MP4, and WMV.
  • Support for Digital Cinema Package to play native movie theater formats.
  • Experimental support of Interactive Menus of BluRays: BD-J
  • On OS X, we’ve updated the interface for Yosemite compatibility.
  • On Android, we rewrote most of the UI to match Google Material Design.
  • This is the first public beta releases for Windows Phone, Windows RT and Android TV.
  • It is also the first non-beta release on Android.

Install VLC 2.2.4 on Ubuntu

install-vlc-2-4

Run the following commands in Terminal to install VLC 2.2.4 Media Player on Ubuntu 16.04 and other Ubuntu Derivatives:

sudo apt-get build-dep vlc
wget -c download.videolan.org/pub/videolan/vlc/2.2.4/vlc-2.2.4.tar.xz
tar -xJvf vlc-2.2.4.tar.xz
cd vlc-2.2.4
./configure
make
sudo make install

Once installed, open VLC from Ubuntu Dash or Terminal.

  • Unter UBUNTU 16.10 bleibt die Installation ab:
    ./configure
    make
    sudo make install
    hängen.
    Gibt es hierfür eine Lösung?
    Vielen Dank!