VLC needs money for a G5

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  1. VicMacs macrumors 6502

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    http://forum.videolan.org/viewtopic.php?p=31286

    the guy from VLC needs money to buy an entry level G5 to develop the optical audio for the program, he needs 800 bucks and so far donations have hinm up to like 400 (there's a bar). please donate so the guy keeps making the best player for OSX better.

    you know you use it.
     
  2. mad jew Moderator emeritus

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    Thanks for the tip off. If ever a guy deserved a G5...
     
  3. gekko513 macrumors 603

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  4. MacsRgr8 macrumors 604

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    You scare me. You are right. :cool:

    It is THE player.
    If my Mac cannot play some media file in QuickTime (trashing all WMV files) I use VLC.
    If my PC cannot... etc. the same. VLC all the way.

    But my PC VLC does support 5.1 using my Audigy 2 soundcard.
    Now, my Mac uses the optical output .... I wish VLC could use this sound option for its Dolby 5.1

    Definitely money worth.
    I would pay for an G5 Optical Dobly 5.1 supported VLC. You bet ya.
     
  5. SpaceMagic macrumors 68000

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    Definitely worth some donation... i just hope people donate when I release my program next week :p
     
  6. gekko513 macrumors 603

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    Looks like they've made the goal. Great! Not surprising considering Avosmac Magazine made a €500 donation. There are still reasons to make donations, just make sure you say it's intended for Mac support and testing.

     
  7. Lacero macrumors 604

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  8. MacsRgr8 macrumors 604

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    Enough to buy one of the holes in the grid of the front of a G5.
    But, hey! everything counts! :D

    or.. errr.... some other currency..??
     
  9. chucknorris macrumors 6502a

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    On a related note, I need money for a G5, so I can potentially learn something about software engineering and perhaps someday maybe design a program approximately as useful as vlc.

    Anybody want to help? As you can see, the cause is VERY worthy. :D
     
  10. Eric5h5 macrumors 68020

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    Meh, I'm going to skip all the "worthy cause" baloney and ask people to send me money. Just because. It doesn't matter that I already have a G5. Think about it: all you're going to do with that money is spend it on stuff. I, on the other hand, will spend it on OTHER stuff. See? Now give. Thanks.

    --Eric
     
  11. mkrishnan Moderator emeritus

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    Hey now, as PMG5's start at Rs. 98,500, Lacero and approximately 1,970 like minded people could put someone in the big leagues. :eek:

    Although...I'm not sure the world is yet ready for 2000 people who are like-minded to Lacero. :eek: ;) :D
     

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