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VLC Media Player 2.2.6 Released with a Direct3D Fix

VLC Media Player 2.2.6 the most recent release, is an open-source cross-platform multimedia player, with a framework that plays most multimedia files such as DVDs, Audio CDs, VCDs, and various streaming protocols. VLC Player is a cross-platform app hence it runs on Windows, Mac OSX, Linux, including an app version that runs on both Android and iOS platforms.

Lets take a quick look at some of vlc player features.

VLC Media Player

VLC Media Player Key Features

  • VLC allows you to plays files, discs, webcams, devices, as well as stream videos online
  • Does not come with spyware, ads, or track users
  • It supports hardware decoding on most platforms
  • Also it supports 0-copy on the GPU and can fallback on software when required
  • Plays various file formats. See list here
  • Comes with the most complete feature-set over the video, subtitle synchronization, video and audio filters
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VLC Media Player 2.2.6 Changelog

Video output

  • Fix systematic green line on nvidia
  • Fix direct3d SPU texture offsets handling


  • Fix heap buffer overflows

List of input Medias supported by VLC

UDP/RTP Unicast, UDP/RTP Multicast, HTTP / FTP, MMS, TCP/RTP Unicast, DCCP/RTP Unicast, File, DVD Video, Video CD / VCD, SVCD, Audio CD (no DTS-CD), DVB (Satellite, Digital TV, Cable TV), MPEG encoder, Video acquisition

How to install VLC 2.2.6 on Ubuntu 16.04 & Ubuntu 14.04

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:jonathonf/vlc

sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get install vlc

How to remove vlc from Ubuntu

sudo apt-get remove vlc

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