One of the biggest drawbacks that users of the versions have LTS de Ubuntu and its derivatives is the growing lack of updating of stable programs in official repositories.
One of the clearest examples is VLC whose current stable version is 2.1.x both on Windows, Mac and some Linux distros but the current version within the repositories of Ubuntu 12.04 is 2.0.8
It is not a question of versionitis, it is just that, we are missing many of the improvements and new features that this tool brings.
Lie, it is also versionitis
To install VLC 2.1.x on Ubuntu 12.04 LTS and derivatives (elementaryOS in my case) the boys of OMGUbuntu suggest we use djcj repository.
To add the repository we write the following in the terminal:
sudo add-apt-repository ppa: djcj / vlc-stable sudo apt-get update; sudo apt-get install vlc