VLC 2.2.0 Codenamed WeatherWax Released, Install/Upgrade In Ubuntu/Linux Mint

VLC 2.2.0 WeatherWax released, install in Ubuntu/Linux

VLC player is an open-source software that can play most multimedia files as well as DVD, Audio CD, VCD, and various streaming protocol. VLC is a cross platforms that runs on most major platforms including Linux obviously. Team released VLC 2.2.0 codenamed WeatherWax for the first time with release on iOS, Android (including Android TV), WinRT and Windows Phone with more that one thousand bug fixes.

VLC is already a must have apps on desktop on mobile both. The release VLC 2.2.0 release contains over a thousand bug fixes that have made VLC even more stable and useful.

What’s New in VLC 2.2.0 WeatherWax ?

Below is the official Changelog?

  • 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.

This is made possible through a lot of improvements of the VLC engine, the libVLC library, which starts showing its maturity and solidity.

Therefore, today, we release:

  • VLC media player 2.2.0
  • VLC for iOS 2.4.1
  • VLC for Android 1.1.0
  • VLC for Android TV 1.1.0
  • VLC for WinRT 1.1.0
  • VLC for Windows RT 1.1.0 Beta
  • VLC for Windows Phone 1.1.0 Beta

How To Install/Upgrade To VLC 2.2.0 In Ubuntu/Linux Mint and other derivatives?

The release, WeatherWax, is available in Software Center in Ubuntu 14.04 and 15.04. You can also install from ppa.

  • Type the following commands in terminal to add ppa to your system.


sudo add-apt-repository ppa:mc3man/trusty-media


  • Now update your system and Install VLC 2.2.0.


sudo apt-get update

sudo apt-get install vlc vlc-plugin-*

You done! Enjoy your Videos, DVDs or other stuff playing with VLC.

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