VLC 3.1 released. Install VLC Media Player on Linux Ubuntu Systems. VLC is a free and open source cross-platform multimedia player and framework that plays most multimedia files as well as DVDs, Audio CDs, VCDs, and various streaming protocols.

VLC plays everything and with no codec packs needed. It runs on all platforms and is free to use.


  • Fix use-after-free when cleaning playlists
  • Fix crash on exit on Windows

Video output

  • Fix HLG tone mapping on some systems like macOS.
  • Fix screensaver inhibition on Windows XP
  • Fix various Direct3D11 crashes
  • Fix HDR tone mapping in Direct3d11
  • Fix pink screen on Windows


  • Fix potential stack buffer overflow with faad
  • Enable Cineform HD in avcodec
  • macOS: Improve HEVC 10bit performance with Videotoolbox
  • android: Add MPEG2 support via MediaCodec
  • Fix HEVC decoding with some files on Android/macOS/iOS
  • Improve Direct3D11 memory usage
  • Improve MKV seeking speed
  • Fix xspf base URL handling
  • Fix reading mp4 trun with moof based offsets
  • Fix adaptive http redirections
  • Replace old API, fixing adaptive TLS leak
  • Use mime type as fallback for HLS segment type
  • Fix subtitle (srt,ssa..) seek when having a single entry
  • Flag non default HDMV subset video streams
  • Increase TS probing amount for 4K streams
  • Miscellaneous MKV, MP4 & AVI crash fixes
  • Fix out of bounds read in mpeg4video

Stream Output

  • Improve chromecast loading speed
  • Improve local/chromecast transition during playback
  • Fix chromecast loading with some versions of Windows
  • Fix chromecast loading with some chromecast devices (TVs and Android boxes)
  • Fix wrong first cover art when casting
  • Fix casting to VP9


  • Re-add option to disable the fullscreen controller panel
  • Auto-layout improvements
  • Remove misleading playback warning indicator
  • Fix crash with the interface for lua extensions (like VLSub)
  • Fix show sidebar setting being ignored on restart
  • Fix MKV files association
  • Fix chromecast audio detection
  • Improve scaling on HiDPI displays


  • Improve interface look and feel.

“Download and Install VLC Media Player”

Ubuntu users can download the latest version of VLC player from the official website and install it:

Get VLC for Debian GNU/Linux
Get VLC for Ubuntu