New vlc player (0.9.2)
Vlc is consider the best all-round video player on all platforms.
The new version brings a lot of improvements (see here).
The new player is QT4, so that is good news for the KDE4 crowd. I still prefer Gtk, because it integrates better in the Gnome DE, but that’s just the way it is.
Theoretically it will not make the Ubuntu Intrepid Ibex repositories, but there is talk of making an exception for this popular piece of software.
I didn’t find the new Linux version on the official site yet, but it seems there is a repo available from where you can find it.
The first thing to do is removing the old vlc player.
Open up a terminal (if you prefer a GUI, use synaptic for this task) and copy/paste this:
sudo apt-get remove vlc
Then navigate to “system -> administration -> software sources -> third party software” and press the “add” button.
deb http://ppa.launchpad.net/c-korn/ubuntu hardy main
Close it and when the prompt comes, reload.
Then a simple
sudo apt-get install vlc
should do the trick.
(having “blue issues?” or “a green bar”? Check bottom of page.)
As you see it seems to be using my gtk theme. So that is good.
Edit: It doesn’t use my gtk theme. Those just look alike. On my other computer it clearly isn’t.
Shakes fist into the air!
To bad the icons don’t match my own icon theme.
The preferences interface has improved a lot.
Finally some fullscreen controls.
(the panel on the top isn’t there normally, my bad :p)
As always it is a good idea to change the video output to “X11 video output”.
I didn’t do this at first and got blueish things everywhere in vlc.
I also change the interface options to “native”. This didn’t actually change anything, but this could also be the thing that solved the blueish things.
After doing those restart vlc.