A few days ago version 2.0 of the popular VLC media player was released, called Twoflower. Since it is not yet in the repositories, you have to add a repository if you want to update your present version.

Independent of your distribution, first log in as root:

su

On Linux Mint 12 and Ubuntu 11.10, add following repository:

add-apt-repository ppa:n-muench/vlc

Afterwards, update your sources list:

apt-get update

Finally, install VLC 2.0:

apt-get install vlc

On openSuSE 12.1, add following repository:

zypper ar http://download.videolan.org/pub/vlc/SuSE/12.1 VLC

Then refresh your sources:

zypper refresh

And finally install VLC:

zypper in vlc

You can find the release notes for the new version on the VLC homepage: http://www.videolan.org/

Install VLC 2.0.0 on Linux Mint 12, Ubuntu 11.10 and OpenSUSE 12.1
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