VLC is one of the most popular, powerful, free and open source media player. VLC media player is available for Ubuntu, Fedora and other Operating Systems including Mac OS X. Using VLC you can do media conversion and you can also play streaming videos from most of the network sources. VLC is maintained by VideoLAN Organization.
To Install VLC in Ubuntu
Open a terminal(ctrl+alt+t) and run the following commands. Just copy and paste it in the terminal, Issue the password for the user when prompted.
First update your repository to install the latest version.
sudo apt-get update
after updating use the below command.
sudo apt-get install vlc
To Install VLC Mozilla plugin in Ubuntu
sudo apt-get install mozilla-plugin-vlc
Alternatively you can download and install from VideoLan or you can install it from Ubuntu Software Center
Supported Codecs / Formats
MPEG (ES,PS,TS,PVA,MP3), AVI, ASF, WMV, WMA, MP4, MOV, 3GP, OGG, OGM, Annodex, Matroska (MKV), Real, WAV (including DTS), Raw Audio: DTS, AAC, AC3/A52, Raw DV, FLAC, FLV (Flash), MXF, Nut, Standard MIDI, SMF
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