Strange problem with VLC

Discussion in 'PowerPC Macs' started by NuMackUsr, Aug 20, 2012.

  1. macrumors newbie

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    I have installed VLC onto my mac since i got it in feburary. I have never been able to use it when i try with ANY type of video i get no sound, green picture and lines all throughout it. I could live with it however this problem makes VLC lag on playback if it plays back at all.

    Any ideas on the problem?
     
  2. B-G
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    I had the same problem with the first versions of VLC 2, but the current version works better. So, if you haven't already done it, I would suggest upgrading to VLC 2.0.3
     
  3. thread starter macrumors newbie

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    If I am not mistaken I believe that is the version I have installed. Infact I know it is because I deleted VLC and re-installed with the latest version no luck.
     
  4. macrumors 6502a

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    Try getting the latest and last version for PowerPC. That might resolve it.

     
  5. thread starter macrumors newbie

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    I went and checked. I had VLC 2.0.1 installed I updated it to 2.0.3 which fixed the video and sound issue however did not fix the lag issue.
     
  6. B-G
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    Try to delete VLC .plist file (there should be a script to do that on the dmg file you downloaded from the net). If that doesn't solve the issue try contacting the developers on VLC forums. They are doing a great job in keeping VLC alive on powerpc, and this could really help them to iron out the bugs.
     
  7. thread starter macrumors newbie

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    I did not download a DMG I updated through VLC itself. Where is the .plist file? I cannot find anything on VLC in the Library folder or the sub folders.
     
  8. thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Already tried that. Has no effect since I cannot locate the VLC files in the Library folder. Guess I can try using AppDelete as it seems to remove the .plist files.
     
  9. B-G
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    The easiest way is downloading the VLC dmg from videolan.org
    There should be a folder named "goodies" in there. In it you will find a script that will delete the right files from your system. If you want to remove the .plist file manually, I think it should be org.videolan.vlc.plist in /Users/*yourusername*/Library/Preferences
     
  10. thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Thanks for letting me know. I will try this when I am back on my Mac later tonight and will repost with the conclusion.
     
  11. thread starter macrumors newbie

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    happy to report it works! after deleting in the folder specified and relauunched it works perfect however it still lags only on 3gp videos
     

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