VLC 2.1.0 stable has been released with numerous improvements, new features and bugfixes. 2.1 is a major upgrade for VLC, named RinceWind.
Below is the announcement in VLC website:
VideoLAN and the VLC development team are glad to present the new major version of VLC, 2.1.0, named RinceWind
With a new audio core, hardware decoding and encoding, port to mobile platforms, preparation for Ultra-HD video and a special care to support more formats, 2.1 is a major upgrade for VLC.
Rincewind has a new rendering pipeline for audio, with better effiency, volume and device management, to improve VLC audio support.
It supports many new devices inputs, formats, metadata and improves most of the current ones, preparing for the next-gen codecs.
More info on our release page.
At the moment of writting this tutorial, the release note is still 404 page. I’ll add the link once it’s OK.
Also, The VLC stable PPA is not ready yet. You can run below commands one by one in terminal (Ctrl+Alt+T) to upgrade to 2.1.0 in Ubuntu and its derivatives once the ppa is updated.
sudo add-apt-repository ppa:videolan/stable-daily sudo apt-get update sudo apt-get install vlc browser-plugin-vlc