Much awaited VLC 1.0, codenamed Goldeneye, is finally released. VLC is arguably the best open source multimedia player you could get. VLC supports almost all kind of media content out there and the sheer size of feature list will blow you away. You may want to check this out.

 New Features

  • Free, Open Source and cross-platform.
  • Independent of systems codecs to support most video types.
  • Live recording.
  • Instant pausing and Frame-by-Frame support.
  • Finer speed controls.
  • New HD codecs (AES3, Dolby Digital Plus, TrueHD, Blu-Ray Linear PCM, Real Video 3.0 and 4.0 etc.) 
  • Support for new formats like Raw Dirac, M2TS etc and other improvements.
  • Video scaling in fullscreen 

Adding GPG Key before installtion

  • Simpy run the follwing command inside terminal.
sudo apt-key adv --keyserver keyserver.ubuntu.com --recv-keys 7613768D
  •  Done!

Adding New Repository

  • Now add the repository address according to the version of Ubuntu you use.
  • Goto System > Administration > Software Sources > Third-Party Software tab and Click ADD. And add repo of your choice.

For Ubuntu Jaunty

deb http://ppa.launchpad.net/c-korn/vlc/ubuntu jaunty main 
deb-src http://ppa.launchpad.net/c-korn/vlc/ubuntu jaunty main 

For Ubuntu Intrepid

deb http://ppa.launchpad.net/c-korn/vlc/ubuntu intrepid main 
deb-src http://ppa.launchpad.net/c-korn/vlc/ubuntu intrepid main 

For Ubuntu Hardy

deb http://ppa.launchpad.net/c-korn/vlc/ubuntu hardy main 
deb-src http://ppa.launchpad.net/c-korn/vlc/ubuntu hardy main 

 Installation

  • To prevent any conflicts with the existing installation, it is highly recommended to remove already installed version of VLC, if any.
sudo apt-get remove vlc  vlc-nox vlc-data
  • Now install VLC. You can install it from synaptic also if you like.
sudo apt-get update	
sudo apt-get install vlc  vlc-nox vlc-data

Enjoy one of its kind multimedia experience with VLC 1.0 Golden Eye. Here is a nice article on VLC by arstechnica.

Update: Attention Hardy users, i am sorry to inform you that, using the above repo you could only upgrade to VLC 0.9.9.