Alternative to VLC?

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  1. storage macrumors 6502

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    I've been looking for an alternative to VLC, since it just keeps crashing, and crashing and crashing. It's not uncommon it'll crash twice during a 10 minute clip.

    The only similar application I've found is mplayer, but I'm not really a fan of the mplayer UI.

    Does anyone know any other video/media players? Freeware or shareware doesn't matter, as long as I can watch my movies without having to restart the application all the time!

    Thanks in advance :)
     
  2. Blubbert macrumors 6502

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    You could try installing Perian, and Flip4Mac. That should allow you to play all the commonly found files.
     
  3. MisterMe macrumors G4

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  4. eenu macrumors 65816

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    yeah vlc is a bit weird......it will crash on first opening but on the second opening its fine! :confused:
     
  5. theBB macrumors 68020

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    Interesting, VLC works fine for me. Well, of course I probably jinxed it now. :)
     
  6. killmoms macrumors 68040

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    Make sure you have the most recent version of VLC, 0.8.6.
     
  7. Eric5h5 macrumors 68020

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    0.8.6 doesn't work so well here...some stuff that used to play smoothly, doesn't anymore. I went back to 0.8.5, which works very well, and doesn't crash.

    --Eric
     
  8. Compile 'em all macrumors 601

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  9. d-fi macrumors member

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    I love VLC it's a one stop shop for playing video or really almost any media :)

    Not that i'm trying to influence you but have you tried redownloading it? There may have been an error when you downloaded it originally. Plus as killmoms said there is a new version that just came out a couple months ago 0.8.6
     
  10. gre2974 macrumors newbie

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    i'm dropped vlc for nice player and so far i'm satisfied with it. it hasn't crashed yt. i like the simple and clean ui.
     
  11. storage thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Thanks, that's a really nice idea :). I need to buy QuickTime Pro to watch in fullscreen, right?

    I'll take a look at Cellulo, thanks! :)

    I did have the latest version. Now I'm using a nightly build to see if it would fix it, which it didn't. Same problems :(.

    Tried redownloading it, reinstalling Mac OS X and so on, still no luck! :(

    Thanks everyone, I really appreciate it!
     
  12. czeluff macrumors 6502

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    what i do

    Perian + NicePlayer + Flip4Mac.

    the last one isnt even REALLY needed if u dont care about WMVs. But I LOVE this setup. works so well.

    cz
     
  13. storage thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Wow, NicePlayer is really, really nice. One of the best movie players I've ever used! Thanks a lot! :)
     

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