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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 (wheezy)

It is highly recommended that you get a recent version of VLC on wheezy by installing the version from wheezy-backports.
Add the wheezy-backports repository and install VLC: sudo apt-get -t wheezy-backports install vlc

Without backports, you will end up with the very old version of VLC in vanilla wheezy (install vlc and browser-plugin-vlc as usual).

Debian testing (jessie)

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.