VLC is an open-source media player whose latest version VLC 2.0 was released some days ago.
This new version includes multi-threaded decoding for a variety of popular formats. New audio and video filters have been added in this update. Blu-ray support has also been added. MKV demuxer has been improved. Broadcom CrystalHD hardware decoding is now available and some minor changes have been done on the interface.
Ubuntu 12.04 users can install VLC 2.0 directly from the Ubuntu Software Center.
Ubuntu 11.10 users will have to use the commands given below to install VLC 2.0
Open source media player, one of the greatest, VLC has reached version 2.0. This one is a major upgrade for vlc. According to just-in-report several hundred bugs are removed from previous versions.
What freaks me out is itself being an open-source project, no downloads for linux are being provided on official website.
A link to its source is given, fair enough, but the link is returning 404 error (in India). And then we complain why people are still stuck on non-linux operating systems. There you go!
See whats new in all new vlc 2.0 Twoflower on official page.
Edit: Looks like they made a typo, you can build it yourself from source.