- Major Video Core and Outputs rework and rewrite
- Almost every video filter can now be transcoded
- Experimental Blu-Ray Discs support using libbluray
- Support for VDR recordings folders
- HTTP Live Streaming playback support
- PulseAudio audio input support
- One can now use ffmpeg-mt in conjunction with vlc, to split decoding load on multiple cores. H.264, VP3, VP8, JPEG-2000, Mpeg-4 ASP/DivX and RV3/RV4 are notably concerned.
- Experimental Hardware decoding using Broadcom CrystalHD cards
- New module for decoding EBU subtitles (.stl)
- Support for Lagarith Lossless video codec
- Support for images/cover art in wma/wmv/asf files
- Improvements in .ape files metadata reading and writing
- Major improvements in Matroska (mkv) chapters/segments handling and seeking
- Multiple Qt interface and Skins2 improvements
- Rewrite of the web interface, using jQuery
- Support for Vorbis and Theora in RTP
Complete list of changes, HERE.
The VLC 2.0 changelog also mentions MPRIS v2 support, however VLC didn’t show up in the Ubuntu Sound Menu in my test.
Install VLC 2.0 in Ubuntu 11.10 Oneiric Ocelot
The latest stable VLC 2.0 can be installed in Ubuntu 11.10 Oneiric Ocelot using the commands below:
sudo add-apt-repository ppa:n-muench/vlcsudo apt-get updatesudo apt-get install vlc
To upgrade from an older VLC version, instead of the last command above, use:
sudo apt-get dist-upgrade