VLC Media Player 1.1.0

VLC media player is a highly portable multimedia player for various audio and video formats (MPEG-1, MPEG-2, MPEG-4, DivX, mp3, ogg, ...) as well as DVDs, VCDs, and various streaming protocols. It can also be used as a server to stream in unicast or multicast in IPv4 or IPv6 on a high-bandwidth network.

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rico001 said,
How do you make it not run at startup? I've heard you can use it to play videofiles as your screensaver too.

you can also use the Dream thing from Vista in any OS with VLC. rightclick > show on desktop (or something, works fine)

It's a pitty it performs so badly compared to wmp or any other player that uses directshow filters.

Video playback is very choppy for me in 720p videos, the direct3d render doesn't even work and the fullscreen interface is still a monster.

It's a pity because they've finaly managed to show properly ASS subtitles, which was my maincomplaint back when I used it daily. (a few years ago)

undu said,
It's a pitty it performs so badly compared to wmp or any other player that uses directshow filters.

Video playback is very choppy for me in 720p videos, the direct3d render doesn't even work and the fullscreen interface is still a monster.

It's a pity because they've finaly managed to show properly ASS subtitles, which was my maincomplaint back when I used it daily. (a few years ago)

Agreed (with the bold. (720p x264))... which basically makes it not really usable.

it's surprising that VLC is so buggy considering it gets updated fairly often and is supposedly so popular.

vlc works fine. on linux it has an audio glitch for the first few seconds but there is a simple fix for that and the latest version is availible in linux just add the ppa and reload upgrade all packages and wholah it is there.

cork1958 said,
Whether or not it's the best hands down doesn't matter. It plays EVERYTHING I play.

i am sure plays it. BUT try slipping forwards or backwards with the slider bar when playing a 720p x264 video file it just can't do it by itself (without additional codecs) as it just sort of hangs somewhat instead of instantly skipping to the part your going to like most players that work well do.

that's a showstopper for me. (and i tested it on a clean install of windows and then installed VLC and it cannot do this. i am surprised no one has caught that bug as it's been in there for years now. (i have not downloaded and tested this version of VLC but i am confident it's still there))

and besides the interface and general use of The KMPlayer i think is better than VLC anyways. plus the little things can't be a bad thing

p.s. i am guessing for those who use that FFDSHOW stuff it will probably work but by itself VLC don't work on the thing i mentioned.

Edited by ThaCrip, Jun 23 2010, 5:38pm :

ThaCrip said,
i have not downloaded and tested this version of VLC but i am confident it's still there
I'm confident you're a troll. How about trying the software before criticizing it? And no, trying an older version doesn't count.

Avi said,
I'm confident you're a troll. How about trying the software before criticizing it? And no, trying an older version doesn't count.

Well i can assure you i am not a troll. i never start stuff i only say what i see.

and like i say... have you guys tested it on a clean install of windows and then run VLC and see if that works?

because like i say if you have additional codecs besides the stuff VLC uses it will probably work as i believe it did with me a while back.

p.s. i might attempt to test the new version of VLC on a clean install of windows myself just to see if it's still there and then come back to confirm it or say if it's fixed.

ThaCrip constantly posts this nonsense in every VLC related thread.

it was not non-sense because as i said it was consistently doing this, the last i checked, from a CLEAN INSTALL of windows and then install VLC and test and it was there.

but as other's have said i should probably test a new version as it was probably a good 6months to a year ago the last i checked.

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EDIT: i did not test a clean install but 'so far' the slider issue seems to be gone BUT now i notice choppy video playback. (i am not making this up to start anything i am serious)

Edited by ThaCrip, Jun 27 2010, 1:59am :

I can assure you that this problem is gone. I had it with the previous portable version, but now it is gone with the newest install-able version.

It's a ridiculous reason for not using it, but I'm not, and never will use VLC because of the stupid orange cone logo! For some reason, that logo REALLY annoys me.

'The KMPlayer' is hands down the best for .mkv or .avi video files ( http://www.kmplayer.com/forums/showthread.php?t=14938 , download links )

especially since KMPlayer can actually skip forwards and backwards with the slider bar and actually work unlike VLC Player the last i checked on 720p x264 files. (in order to properly test. do it on a clean install of windows then install VLC and the last i checked this it did not work properly. because i noticed if you got other codecs on the system then VLC Player works. but by itself it pretty much sucks because of that reason alone)

ThaCrip said,
'The KMPlayer' is hands down the best for .mkv or .avi video files ( http://www.kmplayer.com/forums/showthread.php?t=14938 , download links )

especially since KMPlayer can actually skip forwards and backwards with the slider bar and actually work unlike VLC Player the last i checked on 720p x264 files. (in order to properly test. do it on a clean install of windows then install VLC and the last i checked this it did not work properly. because i noticed if you got other codecs on the system then VLC Player works. but by itself it pretty much sucks because of that reason alone)

This news article is about VLC. Grow up and stick to the subject.

"so far, on Windows, VideoLAN is quite sad to be forced to recommend nVidia® GPU, until ATI® fixes their drivers on Windows, and until VLC developer get access to some Intel® hardware supporting GPU decoding."

what?

SouthWest said,
"so far, on Windows, VideoLAN is quite sad to be forced to recommend nVidia® GPU, until ATI® fixes their drivers on Windows, and until VLC developer get access to some Intel® hardware supporting GPU decoding."

what?

They are saying you need a Nvidia CUDA GPU for GPU Decoding because they don't have the hardware to test it on Intel and ATI's drivers are messed up.

SouthWest said,
"so far, on Windows, VideoLAN is quite sad to be forced to recommend nVidia® GPU, until ATI® fixes their drivers on Windows, and until VLC developer get access to some Intel® hardware supporting GPU decoding."

Sucks, i have an ATI, my new PC will have an ATI(cost efficiency and power usage)..and i doubt ati will ever get their game together on drivers

Had recent experience where VLC 1.0 was not showing all of the subtitles in a MKV, however, CCCP (bundle) showed all subtitles correctly.

Think one sentence shows, 2nd sentence missing, then 3rd sentence shows up.

MistaT40 said,
How dows 1.1 compare to Media Player Classic now?

MPC still upscales and outputs the video better. But VLC can handle more res. when the computer used can't render it properly.