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Old 2010-09-03, 08:20 PM
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Re: New VLC sucks!?

I agree, the newer versions are really awful. I might try a downgrade...
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Old 2010-09-03, 11:40 PM
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Re: New VLC sucks!?

I use Media Player Classic as my main one. The thing VLC is real good for IMHO is portability. if you get a portable version for a USB stick you dont have to worry about the computer youre using having the right codecs or whatever.
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Old 2010-09-04, 12:20 AM
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Re: New VLC sucks!?

I love Media Player Classic's decoding, but the options for deinterlacing on MPC are a bit limited and are based on what type of codecs you have installed on your system, and what type of deinterlacers those codecs have built-in. Vlc's deinterlacer is manual, so i like that.

Also the dvd interface/controls (the chapter skip option, and the menu button) are better laid out in VLC, I think!

Over all, I'd say that VLC is good for Standard Definition stuff and that for HD/H.264, you should use MPC. But of course we're talking about macs here, so you don't really have the MPC option :S.
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Old 2010-09-04, 08:17 PM
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Re: New VLC sucks!?

I like the ffmpeg decoders. I havent had much trouble with them, except for explorer occasionally crashing on thumbnail generation (and Im not sure if its caused by that or some other thing in K-Lite). Sometimes I found VLC can play fussy files that MPC/ffmpeg hiccups over, usually with some crazy codec or another.
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Old 2010-09-05, 02:19 PM
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Re: New VLC sucks!?

Yes, VLC does play fussy files.
Also VLC is less prone to lock up when jamming repeatably the time slider.
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Old 2010-09-05, 04:29 PM
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Re: New VLC sucks!?

no issues to comment on and the latest version now exits memory properly in Win 7
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Old 2010-09-05, 09:10 PM
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Re: New VLC sucks!?

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VLC has always sucked.
MediaPlayerClassic beats the shit out of it.
James, you do know that you (TTD) recommend it as dvd-video player for windows at the faq section?
It's fine for DVD video, as an alternative to something like Nero Showtime or other pay-type players.

MediaPlaylerClassic will play the VOBs fine, but doesn;t have DVD player-like functionality. There is an MPC Home Theater edition that does a better job, though.


Do you think it should be removed from the FAQ? It certainly isn't the catch it used to be when the FAQ was written.
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Old 2010-09-06, 02:25 AM
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Re: New VLC sucks!?

I had many problems playing FLV files with the new version of the player. Every time i play a FLV file it freezes every few seconds. It was annoying. But it worked perfectly with the old version
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Old 2010-09-06, 10:06 AM
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Re: New VLC sucks!?

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MediaPlaylerClassic will play the VOBs fine, but doesn;t have DVD player-like functionality. There is an MPC Home Theater edition that does a better job, though.
I'm using MPC-HC 1.3.2189.0 at the moment and this has dvd player-like functionality (it will let you navigate through Title/Root/Audio/Chapter menu etc.)


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Do you think it should be removed from the FAQ? It certainly isn't the catch it used to be when the FAQ was written.
I wouldn't go so far as to remove VLC as a video player for windows (or Mac) from your faq, may be you could just remove the annotation of RECOMMENDED and give MPC-HC as alternative?
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Old 2010-09-06, 12:06 PM
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Re: New VLC sucks!?

I think that's a reasonable suggestion. I'll bring it up.
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Old 2010-09-11, 04:05 PM
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Re: New VLC sucks!?

I don't have any problems with VLC 1.0.5 but I don't have a use for too many crazy file types, just avi, mpeg and playing dvds.
I also use it to play FLAC at times too.
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