VLC Media Player 2.0 'Twoflower' released


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The Laughing Man

The .m2ts (Bluray) I tried work flawlessly. I was waiting for this release :)

I played mt2s flawlessly before 2.0/ Now when i play them they throw out 5 direct3d output windows and the main screen. Now i got 5 mini windows playing the movie as well as one big one. Each mini window next to the main window is a version of the directors cut with commentary and each window is in a different language. Quite annoying its like running 6 movies at once.

Edit : Quick fix, go to Video, Video Track, Disable. This disables all video tracks then I re enable track 1, seems to work.

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philcruicks

Woo! I was wondering when this was gonna drop. Have to test out the blu-ray features later, but it playes my 1080p MKV's OK

Looks better than 1.x but could still do with a design overhaul or Win.

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neo1911

Went back to PotPlayer after trying it.

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+M2Ys4U

And the first thing i discovered it doesn't support Drag and Drop to play.

Works perfectly fine for me on Windows 7 x64

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n_K

Drag and drops works fine here (linux) although I will say when I used to use it, it'd play instantly and add a row to a list, now it doesn't play until I click play and it's in a square block 'cover art' view.

Mainly use audacious for audio so it's no loss to me.

Actually, VLC is ****ed.

Increasing the volume causes it to increase the overall system volume, but if I decrease it (from within VLC) it doesn't change the system volume.

Oh joy...

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Original Poster

OS X gets a snazzy new interface, whilst the Windows version still looks dull. WMP12 looks better.

guess we know they are macs...

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vanx

To those having issues, I'd recommend deleting VLCs preferences. I had a lot of playback issues on OS X on the RC version. Pixelation, stuttering, no audio even, all on HD files (720 or higher).

After the deletion of preferences, all was good.

Thanks for the suggestion, but reset of preferences didn't do the trick for me.

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Fredrik Wallentin

at last! :D

now i can play 1080p 10bit

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Techno_Funky

Awesome, thanks for the heads up :)

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BoredBozirini

Already got used to MPlayerX, but thanks anyways.

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.Neo

Unbelievable how dated many Windows apps still look. :/

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ArialBlue

Unbelievable how dated many Windows apps still look. :/

Try Libre / Open Office and weep.

METRO may help.

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yxz

Unbelievable how dated many Windows apps still look. :/

'sup

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.Neo
METRO may help.

If developers can be bothered to actually switch their existing apps over to it.

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ThaCrip

Dammit, that's what I was hoping to be fixed. MPCHC plays HD content just fine.

probably because the last i knew VLC has hardware acceleration OFF by default where as MPCHC has hardware acceleration ON by default which takes a major load off the CPU. especially if you got a older CPU it's even more needed as my PC can't play 1080p and stay in sync on CPU alone where as with hardware acceleration on CPU use is around 5percent instead of well over 60percent+

to make sure GPU Acceleration is enabled... CTRL+P > Inputs & Codecs > then on that menu CHECK the "use GPU accelerated decoding".

p.s. for the record... i still prefer 'Pot Player' (i.e. http://goo.gl/GFOrM ) the most as it's also got hardware acceleration by default and it's overall interface and the little things make it comfortably ahead of VLC etc if you ask me.

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ArialBlue

If developers can be bothered to actually switch their existing apps over to it.

If developers can't be bothered W8 tablets and generally embracing the future of GUI design, well they aren't good developers are they?

probably because the last i knew VLC has hardware acceleration OFF by default where as MPCHC has hardware acceleration ON by default which takes a major load off the CPU. especially if you got a older CPU it's even more needed as my PC can't play 1080p and stay in sync on CPU alone where as with hardware acceleration on CPU use is around 5percent instead of well over 60percent+

p.s. for the record... i still prefer 'Pot Player' (i.e. http://goo.gl/GFOrM ) the most as it's also got hardware acceleration by default and it's overall interface and the little things make it comfortably ahead of VLC etc if you ask me.

You really shouldn't need more than like an 800Mhz Single Core CPU for True High Definition video playback these days.

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ThaCrip
You really shouldn't need more than like an 800Mhz Single Core CPU for True High Definition video playback these days.

on x264 (h264) 720p files my CPU can play them fine. but for 1080p the last i checked it requires a faster CPU then what i got which is AMD Athlon X2 3600+ (2.0ghz , but it's overclocked to 2.4ghz)

in fact, i just tried it with GPU acceleration on and off and it's just as i said above. (i.e. GPU acceleration makes a big difference in CPU load especially for 1080p as like i was saying has issues without GPU acceleration)

i can even notice it plays smoother with GPU acceleration on with 1080p video.

bottom line... if you don't have a super fast CPU, GPU acceleration DOES help, especially with 1080p video. 720p my CPU can do that WITHout GPU accleration but 1080p is to much for it until i turn on the GPU accleration.

with MPCHC... CPU use floats around 5% but it's got GPU acceleration on by default though just lke Pot Player that i use.

p.s. where did you hear 800mhz as that's way to slow as ill bet that can't even do 720p.

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ArialBlue

p.s. where did you hear 800mhz as that's way to slow as ill bet that can't even do 720p.

I meant with DXVA.

Without DXVA you need 3Ghz P4 or faster for 720p (non-BD bitrate).

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ThaCrip

I meant with DXVA.

Without DXVA you need 3Ghz P4 or faster for 720p (non-BD bitrate).

DXVA IS GPU acceleration. (i.e. same as i was talking about with it ON and OFF. with it off it's only using CPU to process the video. with DXVA on it's using the GPU to do most of the work).

that's why i was telling people to make sure that GPU acceleration is ON within VLC as the last i knew it's off by default. once you turn it on it should be able to play 1080p without any problems assuming you got a card that can support it.

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ArialBlue

DXVA IS GPU acceleration.

Yeah. These days if you don't use DXVA, you don't a modern computer.

DXVA allows you to play HD on super-low speed CPUs.

That is why due to modern GPU technology, tablets et all, you really shouldn't need more than like an 800Mhz Single Core CPU for True High Definition video

:)

Any software that still uses the CPU by default is legacy, outdated, etc

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ThaCrip

Yeah. These days if you don't use DXVA, you don't a modern computer.

DXVA allows you to play HD on super-low speed CPUs.

That is why due to modern GPU technology, tablets et all, you really shouldn't need more than like an 800Mhz Single Core CPU for True High Definition video

:)

yeah, that's why i was quoting that person as they where having 1080p playback issues which is easily cured once you turn on the 'use GPU accelerated decoding" option (assuming your graphics card can do it) in VLC's options.

plus he was saying MPCHC plays the video files fine but it's because that automatically uses dxva acceleration by default where as VLC don't which explains why he's having problems playing 1080p video on VLC.

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einsteinbqat

Does any of you know how to make the media play in a window different from the playlist/library (a separate window)? Thanks

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LaP

:(

VLC doesnt. If it finds it cant play media, THEN it will look for external codecs.

VLC doesnt. MPC-HC on the other hand, does require external codecs with a few (popular ones) built in.

Which codec does MPC-HC requires ? Cause so far i never had to download any codec to play any mkv, ogg or avi container.

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einsteinbqat

Never mind! LOL! I just didn't know how to read properly!

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