vlc 0.5 is here

Discussion in 'New Mac Application Announcements' started by mc68k, Feb 3, 2003.

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    mc68k

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    #1
    major revamp of the vlc (video lan client) code for all platforms

    mac os x specific changes:

    o localization support via GNU gettext software
    o completely revamped Cocoa interface
    o new preferences panel
    o new open panel with full features
    o video output screen can be chosen in the Video menu
    o audio device and channels configuration can be chosen in the Audio menu
    o new playlist drawer and messages windows

    the new controls look really sharp. check out the changes for the whole project here.

    DL it here.
     
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    beez7777

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    #2
    seems pretty cool, i just updated, and it looks a lot nicer than the old version, which i never really had a problem with, but i'm likin the new look. thanks for the info. :)
     
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    mnkeybsness

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    #3
    i wish the timebar would update quickly like quicktime does...i also had a problem with playing divx AVIs...once i tried pausing them, there was no play button...didn't try it with any other format...perhaps the pause button could change to a play button
     
  4. macrumors G4

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    Well it's a helluva lot better than the last version for sure, but it hogs all my resources when it's playing and it always locks up right in the middle of a video and since it's taking all of my resources, I can't do anything about it until it stops or whatever.

    MPlayer still whips the VLC client for now, it's much less trouble to use for me.
     
  5. macrumors 6502

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    #5
    I always used vlc when quicktime had a problem handling the video format.

    Most of the time it worked ok but in .4 I was unimpressed by the GUI
     
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    ShaolinMiddleFinger

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    I don't get any freezes now. It's a great program!
     
  7. macrumors 6502

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    i love VLC for avi's that quicktime jsut wont play, and this is a great update. previously, id get small bumps when id move from the vlc active window and another program. this verion doesnt seem to do it.

    In the last version when it did this the video and audio would get out of sync...this is an improvement for sure
     
  8. macrumors regular

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    #8
    YEAAAAAAAAAAAA

    this app has opened a whole new world of prOn for me:D
     
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    FattyMembrane

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    vlc now supports windows media streams (mms://) so my computer is now 100% microsoft free (this feature is worth it's weight in gold). this version is a great improvement over the last releases, but it can get really bogged down and cause the interface to become cludgy. the preferences are absolutely bewildering, so i just stay away from them. it has dethroned mplayer on my machine, but the competition between the two will ensure that we always have a great product, regardless of which side is making it.
     
  10. macrumors member

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    n playing svcds, it never had a problem before, but now it gives an error before playing it, which is annoying, cause there is no like, don't show this message again or something, the audio is fixed and it's awesome now, good new look, but it takes a LONG time to update anything while playing, which it never did before, before it was quick, easy and moved fast, now it's slow, hogs every resource and is bulky. maybe it'll get fixed next time, step in the right direction though.

    also, i really like mplayer for osx, that was realeased in a stand alone app now, works really great too, mplayerosx.sourceforge.net for anyone looking.
     

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