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Linux Release Roundup: VLC, Mesa, Audacity + More

apps on a shelfAnother week has flown by, making it time for another round-up of pertinent Linux app releases that didn’t manage to wangle a full post’s worth of waffle on this site. This week’s crop of curios includes updates to the world’s most popular open-source video player, the world’s most popular open-source audio editor, and the world’s […]

This post, Linux Release Roundup: VLC, Mesa, Audacity + More, was written by Joey Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

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4 Snap Apps You Can Install on Ubuntu Right Now

box of appsIn 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 […]

This post, 4 Snap Apps You Can Install on Ubuntu Right Now, was written by Joey-Elijah Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

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Give VLC A Dramatic New Look With These Dark Skins (Including Arc)

vlc skins thumbnailVLC 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!.

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How to Install VLC 3.0 Nightly On Ubuntu 16.04 LTS

vlc chromecastA 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!.

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VLC 2.2 Released, Here’s How To Install It in Ubuntu

VLC in Ubuntu 12.04The go-to media player of millions, VLC 2.2 ‘Weathermax’ was released this weekend and brings some nifty new features to the desktop.

As teased previously, the desktop release now includes a built-in extension gallery. Adding extra features to VLC is now no more than a few clicks away (Tools > Plugins and Extensions).

Playback resume is another handy feature long requested. The ‘Continue Playback?’ prompt appears when re-opening a  video or audio file and sees the desktop build gain parity with its mobile kin.

The popular open-source media player adds a much needed fix for a real life bug: it auto-rotates videos recorded on a smartphone or tablet. 

There’s also the usual crop of codec updates including support for Ultra HD, VP9, H.265 and ‘compatibility’ fixes for a range of obscure file formats.

Other changes include GPU zero-copy decoding (a hardware-based tweak said to deliver much faster performance where applicable), support for ‘Digital Cinema Package’ used by movie theaters and experimental support for Interactive Blu-Ray menus.

Lastly, on the quirky side there are three new video filters to play with when you’re bored: ‘old movie’, ‘VHS effect’ and ‘freeze effect’.

Install VLC 2.2 in Ubuntu

VLC 2.2 is a free download for Windows, Mac, Linux and a slew of mobile platforms, including Windows Phone, Android and iOS.

Ubuntu users can install or upgrade to VLC 2.2 by using the official VLC PPA:

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:videolan/stable-daily
sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get install vlc

As exciting as this release may be it’s the upcoming VLC 3.0 that will really get people talking as, among other things, it promises to offer native Chromecast support and big improvements for use on Wayland displays.

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