VideoLAN or VLC, an open source cross-platform which plays huge amount of media formats including DVDs, Audio CDs and VCDs saw a major release recently… and this brief tutorial is going to show students and new users how to install it on Ubuntu desktops.
VLC is a very popular open source project… and its software works on Windows, Mac OS and Linux to provide users the ability to play different media formats… If you’re looking for a media player that plays almost all media formats, then VLC is a good place to start..
This major release brings new features and support for the following:
Stream local media to Chromecast
Allows audio passthrough for HD audio codecs
Default hardware decoding to play 4k and 8K videos