This simple and brief tutorial will show you how to install the latest version of the popular VLC media player in Ubuntu 13.04 Raring, 13.10 Saucy, 12.10 Quantal, 12.04 Precise.
VLC is available in Ubuntu Software Center by default, but it may be old. You can always get the latest version by adding the PPA repository. Hit Ctrl+Alt+T to open terminal, run following 2 commands one by one:
sudo add-apt-repository ppa:videolan/stable-daily
sudo apt-get update
After that, you can keep it up-to-date by running regular update or using Synaptic Package Manager.