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caubeck
Oct 26, 2010, 07:03 AM
The latest VLC app on the iPad (as of October 26th) freezes my videos every 10 minutes or so.

Anyone else experiencing this?



dannau
Oct 26, 2010, 08:32 AM
Same problem here. Not on all files though. Have to restart the ipad completely to make it work again.

Arzy
Oct 26, 2010, 10:19 AM
yes, a lot.

caubeck
Oct 26, 2010, 10:44 AM
The way to get back to the video without restarting is by pressing Done, then home button, then VLC again, wait till it closes on its own, then VLC again. If you don't let it crash that first time alone the app gets corrupted and you have to reboot.

I hope they'll roll out an update soon

tamasvarga67
Oct 26, 2010, 11:07 AM
Same for me too. It freezes after 5-10 minutes and it is really annoying. Although 1.0 used to crash a few times but I will put it back until the next update comes out because 1.1 is pretty much useless.
I would suggest everybody to use the "Report a problem" option in iTunes App Store maybe it speeds up the update process if more people report the same issue.

finalcut
Oct 26, 2010, 11:29 AM
I have the same problem also. I tried other movies/TV series and still.
I can't tell if I had the problem before as my ipad is 2 days old and never tried watching a movie with the old version of VLC

Yeah Man
Oct 26, 2010, 03:54 PM
I'm getting the same problem. It's exquisitely irritating. The previous version had absolutely no problems whatsoever. Why oh why did I click 'update.'

klover
Oct 29, 2010, 11:59 PM
Same here. Wish I hadn't updated.

dammitjanet@gma
Nov 15, 2010, 06:33 AM
Upgraded to latest GM release and the freezes in vlc have stopped, Color me shocked

So it would appear that either the issue was specifically 3.x related and whatever the issue was with playback was fixed by Apple in 4.2

Since I haven't seen anyone complain of the issue on iOS 4 phones, since vlc was released, go figure

dalvin200
Nov 15, 2010, 06:54 AM
this has bugged me no end since VLC last update... dont quite understand how it can start working on 4.2 though..

anyway, the workaround without closing the app (which doesn't remember the last position when it froze) is, when playback freezes:

1) touch the screen so the controls appear
2) tap the foward button (>>) twice
3) tap done

you should then be presented with your vlc home screen

4) re-select video and it should start off where it froze.

it works.. so good enough till it's fixed!

gnychis
Nov 15, 2010, 02:55 PM
VLC just seems quite buggy, hard to get around some times

dammitjanet@gma
Nov 16, 2010, 04:43 AM
Applidium VLC Support page (http://applidium.com/en/applications/vlc/support)

Second question from the top...
Q) On my iPad, sometimes playback stops after a while (15 minutes)

A) You’re likely using iOS 3.2. Updating your iPad to iOS 4.2 will fix this issue.

wrkactjob
Nov 17, 2010, 10:43 AM
How do you update an ipad to 4.2?

vertigo235
Nov 17, 2010, 11:39 PM
How do you update an ipad to 4.2?

Download and install the GM. Or wait for it to be officially released to the masses.

dalvin200
Nov 18, 2010, 09:42 AM
Applidium VLC Support page (http://applidium.com/en/applications/vlc/support)

Second question from the top...
Q) On my iPad, sometimes playback stops after a while (15 minutes)

A) You’re likely using iOS 3.2. Updating your iPad to iOS 4.2 will fix this issue.

why don't they just update the app for 3.2? not everyone will jump onto 4.2 straight away...

bizarre...

wrkactjob
Nov 19, 2010, 02:43 AM
Download and install the GM. Or wait for it to be officially released to the masses.

Can you provide a link to this GM?

Kanunu
Nov 22, 2010, 06:42 PM
I never used my VLC 1.1.0 because of the freezing issue. After I downloaded the new iOS 4.2.1 the VLC app works fine. As a layman my bet is that the latest VLC was developed on a Beta version of the OS which is why it did not work right with the 3.x OS.

One thing that would be nice would be if VLC could make the iPad app load srt subtitles as well. The computer version does this very nicely. Now we are stuck with converting avi's and srt's to mp4 to play on the iPad. I use Handbrake which works nicely because it has a queue but it still takes time.

biggd
Nov 23, 2010, 07:35 PM
Applidium VLC Support page (http://applidium.com/en/applications/vlc/support)

Second question from the top...
Q) On my iPad, sometimes playback stops after a while (15 minutes)

A) You’re likely using iOS 3.2. Updating your iPad to iOS 4.2 will fix this issue.

Thank you!