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. A portable, free and open-source, cross-platform media player and streaming media server written by the VideoLAN project. VLC is available for desktop operating systems and mobile platforms. VLC media player supports many audio and video compression methods and file formats. It is able to stream media over computer networks and to transcode multimedia files. The default distribution of VLC includes a large number of free decoding and encoding libraries, avoiding the need for finding/calibrating proprietary plugins. The libavcodec library from the FFmpeg project provides many of VLC’s codecs, but the player mainly uses its own muxers, and demuxers. It also has its own protocol implementations. It also gained distinction as the first player to support playback of encrypted DVDs on Linux and OS X by using the libdvdcss DVD decryption library. For more information about Vlc please visit the Vlc Information page containing additional links and additional information.
1.) Update System.
As always it is important to keep your system up to date, making sure that you have the latest updates for you system can be a crucial part of maintaining a healthy system.
$ sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get upgrade