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VLC media player for Debian GNU/Linux

VLC is a free and open source cross-platform multimedia player and framework that plays most multimedia files as well as DVDs, Audio CDs, VCDs, and various streaming protocols.

Debian stable (stretch) and oldstable (jessie)

Debian stretch and jessie follow the 2.2.x release branch of VLC.
Install vlc, browser-plugin-vlc the usual way you do it.

Debian testing (stretch)

VLC is in testing.
But due to the way testing works, we can't guarantee if the latest version is available.
Install vlc, browser-plugin-vlc, the usual way you do it.

Debian unstable (sid)

VLC's latest packaged version is always in the official Debian unstable branch.

Playing DVD

To play DVD, you need to install the libdvdcss package.