VLC app freezes?

Discussion in 'iPad Apps' started by caubeck, Oct 26, 2010.

  1. macrumors 6502

    Nov 2, 2007
    The latest VLC app on the iPad (as of October 26th) freezes my videos every 10 minutes or so.

    Anyone else experiencing this?
  2. macrumors newbie

    Dec 22, 2009

    Same problem here. Not on all files though. Have to restart the ipad completely to make it work again.
  3. macrumors newbie

    Jul 11, 2010
    yes, a lot.
  4. thread starter macrumors 6502

    Nov 2, 2007
    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
  5. macrumors regular

    Sep 29, 2007
    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.
  6. macrumors 6502

    Oct 9, 2007
    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
  7. macrumors member

    Aug 26, 2010
    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.'
  8. macrumors 6502a

    Jun 7, 2009
    Same here. Wish I hadn't updated.
  9. macrumors member

    Aug 23, 2007
    4.2 surprise

    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
  10. macrumors 68040

    Mar 24, 2006
    Nottingham, UK
    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!
  11. macrumors 6502

    May 24, 2009
    VLC just seems quite buggy, hard to get around some times
  12. macrumors member

    Aug 23, 2007
    It does appear I was right

    Applidium VLC Support page

    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.
  13. macrumors 65816


    Feb 29, 2008
    How do you update an ipad to 4.2?
  14. macrumors 6502

    Jun 6, 2009
    Download and install the GM. Or wait for it to be officially released to the masses.
  15. macrumors 68040

    Mar 24, 2006
    Nottingham, UK
    why don't they just update the app for 3.2? not everyone will jump onto 4.2 straight away...

  16. macrumors 65816


    Feb 29, 2008
    Can you provide a link to this GM?
  17. macrumors regular

    Apr 18, 2009
    Freezing fixed?

    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.
  18. macrumors 6502


    Apr 6, 2008
    Thank you!

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