Install VideoLAN VLC and VLSub on

VLSub is not working with Vlc 2.1.x on any platform because the lua “net” module needed to interact with opensubtitles has been removed in this release for the extensions.

We will install a daily build from Videolan, but we will need some custom PPA’s for that. Use at your own risk.

PPA Videolan for vlc and vlc-nox:
sudo add-apt-repository ppa:videolan/master-daily
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt install vlc

If VLC crashes when playing MP4, have a look at:

Video output module:

Hardware acceleration:
Tools->Preferences->Input/Codec->Hardware accelerated decoding

and play with the options.

I think aptitude is more friendly then apt-get, whatever…
sudo aptitude install vlc

VLSub will be auto installed and functional withing VLC. Also all codecs should be available