Multiplatform media processor VLC occupies a separate place among other software for playback of audio\video files. VLC media player is a free player, encoder, and the streaming server, created by enthusiasts community VideoLAN.
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*Simple, fast and powerful media player.
*Plays everything: Files, Discs, Webcams, Devices and Streams.
*Plays most codecs with no codec packs needed:
-MPEG-2, DivX, H.264, MKV, WebM, WMV, MP3...
*Completely Free, 0 spyware, 0 ads and no user tracking.
*Can do media conversion and streaming.
Installation Stable build into Linux Mint:
sudo add-apt-repository ppa:videolan/stable-daily sudo apt-get update sudo apt-get install vlc browser-plugin-vlc
For thrill-seekers - Installation Daily build (current version 3) into Linux Mint:
May need unmet dependencies
sudo add-apt-repository ppa:videolan/master-daily sudo apt-get update sudo apt-get install vlc browser-plugin-vlc
Installation skins (~120 this pack is updated daily) into VLC. Single command:
mkdir -p ~/.local/share/vlc/skins2 && cd ~/.local/share/vlc/skins2 && wget -O vlc-skins.zip http://www1.videolan.org/vlc/skins2/vlc-skins.zip && unzip vlc-skins.zip && rm vlc-skins.zip
Go to preferences and select custom skin
Press Ctrl+H to show hidden file then go to (~/.local/share/vlc/skins2) directory and select any skin.
VLC needs to be restarted to change to skins mode.
Now you can change skins by rightclicking somewhere on the skin and going to Interface>Choose Skin.
Good Luck!!!Last edited by Shekin - 27-07-2016, 07:35