vlc - multimedia player and streamer

  • Distribution: Ubuntu 12.04 LTS
  • Repository: Ubuntu Universe amd64
  • Package name: vlc
  • Package version: 2.0.1
  • Package architecture: amd64
  • Package type: deb
  • Installed size: 3,42 KB
  • Download size: 1,30 MB
  • Binary package: vlc_2.0.1-4_amd64.deb
  • Source package: vlc

VLC is the VideoLAN project's media player. It plays MPEG, MPEG-2, MPEG-4, DivX, MOV, WMV, QuickTime, WebM, FLAC, MP3, Ogg/Vorbis files, DVDs, VCDs, podcasts, and multimedia streams from various network sources.

VLC can also be used as a streaming server that duplicates the stream it

reads and multicasts them through the network to other clients, or serves them through HTTP.

VLC has support for on-the-fly transcoding of audio and video formats, either

for broadcasting purposes or for movie format transformations. Support for most output methods is provided by this package, but features can be added by installing additional audio plugins (vlc-plugin-pulse, vlc-plugin-sdl) or video plugins (vlc-plugin-sdl).

See Also



  • mp3-decoder


Download vlc_2.0.1-4_amd64.deb

Download vlc_2.0.1-4_amd64.deb for Ubuntu 12.04 LTS
from the Ubuntu Universe repository.

Install Howto

  1. Update the package index:
    # sudo apt-get update
  2. Install vlc deb package:
    # sudo apt-get install vlc



  • /usr/bin/qvlc
  • /usr/bin/svlc
  • /usr/lib/mime/packages/vlc
  • /usr/lib/vlc/plugins/access/libxcb_screen_plugin.so
  • /usr/lib/vlc/plugins/codec/libavcodec_plugin.so
  • /usr/lib/vlc/plugins/codec/libsdl_image_plugin.so
  • /usr/lib/vlc/plugins/control/libglobalhotkeys_plugin.so
  • /usr/lib/vlc/plugins/gui/libqt4_plugin.so
  • /usr/lib/vlc/plugins/gui/libskins2_plugin.so
  • /usr/lib/vlc/plugins/misc/libxdg_screensaver_plugin.so
  • /usr/lib/vlc/plugins/misc/libxscreensaver_plugin.so
  • /usr/lib/vlc/plugins/services_discovery/libxcb_apps_plugin.so
  • /usr/lib/vlc/plugins/video_filter/libpanoramix_plugin.so
  • /usr/lib/vlc/plugins/video_output/libaa_plugin.so
  • /usr/lib/vlc/plugins/video_output/libxcb_glx_plugin.so
  • /usr/lib/vlc/plugins/video_output/libxcb_window_plugin.so
  • /usr/lib/vlc/plugins/video_output/libxcb_x11_plugin.so
  • /usr/lib/vlc/plugins/video_output/libxcb_xv_plugin.so
  • /usr/share/applications/vlc.desktop
  • /usr/share/bug/vlc
  • /usr/share/doc/vlc
  • /usr/share/kde4/apps/solid/actions/vlc-opencda.desktop
  • /usr/share/kde4/apps/solid/actions/vlc-opendvd.desktop
  • /usr/share/kde4/apps/solid/actions/vlc-openvcd.desktop
  • /usr/share/lintian/overrides/vlc
  • /usr/share/man/man1/qvlc.1.gz
  • /usr/share/man/man1/svlc.1.gz
  • /usr/share/menu/vlc


2012-03-30 - Benjamin Drung <bdrung@debian.org> vlc (2.0.1-4) unstable; urgency=high * Add missing Breaks and Replaces for moving the documentation from vlc-data away from /usr/share/doc/vlc before converting the directory into a symlink. (Closes: #665743)

2012-03-28 - Benjamin Drung <bdrung@debian.org> vlc (2.0.1-3) unstable; urgency=high * Replace symlink by directory in /usr/share/doc/vlc-nox. (Closes: #665743, LP: #964449)

2012-03-24 - Benjamin Drung <bdrung@debian.org> vlc (2.0.1-2) unstable; urgency=high * Really add the preinst from Didier Raboud to vlc to drop it's doc directory before unpacking a symlink to vlc-nox's over it. (Closes: #613121, #662217)

2012-03-23 - Benjamin Drung <bdrung@debian.org> vlc (2.0.1-1) unstable; urgency=high * New upstream release (LP: #931318, #943014, #947814). * Change build dependency from libpng12-dev to libpng-dev. (Closes: #662539) * Add --enable-dbus to configure flags. * Drop patches that were backported and accepted by upstream. * Add missing libxinerama-dev build dependency for the Skins2 interface. * Add libgtk2.0-dev back to build dependencies for the notify plugin. * Set urgency to high for security fixes.

2012-03-01 - Benjamin Drung <bdrung@debian.org> vlc (2.0.0-6) unstable; urgency=high * Fix FTBFS on kFreeBSD (Closes: #661819): - Drop --as-needed as it breaks the build fix for kFreeBSD. - Enable linsys only on Linux and exclude the plugins from non-Linux. Thanks to Cyril Brulebois for the patch. - Adapt the vlc-cache-gen linking patch from Sam Hocevar to also link vlc with the C++ standard library. * Set urgency to high for the RC bug fix.

2012-03-01 - Benjamin Drung <bdrung@debian.org> vlc (2.0.0-5) unstable; urgency=low * Rewrite v4l kfreebsd patch. * Link vlc-cache-gen with the C++ standard library. (Closes: #660934, #660935) * Enable hardened build flags through dpkg-buildflags. (Closes: #658030)

2012-02-29 - Benjamin Drung <bdrung@debian.org> vlc (2.0.0-4) unstable; urgency=low * Enable and install Open Sound System (OSS) plugin. * Fix configure flag from --enable-libv4l2 to --enable-v4l2.

2012-02-26 - Benjamin Drung <bdrung@debian.org> vlc (2.0.0-3) unstable; urgency=low * Fix v4l2 build failure on kfreebsd. (Closes: #660935)

2012-02-26 - Benjamin Drung <bdrung@debian.org> vlc (2.0.0-2) unstable; urgency=low * Remove nasm and yasm form build dependencies (they are not used). * Bump Standards-Version to 3.9.3, no changes needed. * Backport patch from upstream to the fix build failures on kfreebsd. (Closes: #660935) * altivec-cflags.patch: Add missing CFLAGS_* variables to pass the "-maltivec" flag. This should fix the build failure on powerpc. (Closes: #660936)

2012-02-18 - Benjamin Drung <bdrung@debian.org> vlc (2.0.0-1) unstable; urgency=low * New upstream release (Closes: #499381, #573064, #624027, LP: #455825, #573775, #695882, #705151, #708448, #738381, #743581, #747757, #817924, #931083). * Remove dropped mozilla-plugin-vlc, vlc-plugin-ggi, and vlc-plugin-svgalib. The Mozilla browser plug-in is now provided by a separate source tarball. * Add new plugins to and remove dropped plugins from vlc-nox. * Add new and remove dropped build dependencies: + libbluray-dev (for Blu-ray support) + libresid-builder-dev + libsamplerate0-dev + libsidplay2-dev + lbspeexdsp-dev + libxcb-composite0-dev - libgtk2.0-dev - xulrunner-dev * vlc-plugin-fluidsynth depends on fluid-soundfont-gm or musescore-soundfont-gm for having a sound font for playing MIDI files. * Drop all patches (they were either backported or accepted by upstream). * Update symbols for libvlc5. * Install plugins.dat instead of running vlc-cache-gen in postinst. * Update minimum version of build dependencies. * Change Build-Dependency from libupnp3-dev to unversioned libupnp-dev. (Closes: #656831)

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