VLC player lag?

Discussion in 'iPad Apps' started by Theraker007, Nov 7, 2010.

  1. macrumors regular

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    I have been ripping all my dvds into mp4s so that i could load them onto my ipad but whatever im doing is making itunes tell me it cannot work on the regular video player. So i have been putting them in VLC but the lag has been so bad on the movies that its unwatchable. They run fine on my macbook.

    Is anyone else having this problem using vlc player?
     
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    Moyank24

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    I've only used VLC to watch a few movies, but didn't have any problems. I was watching a .AVI file, though. Maybe the issue is with the mp4?
     
  3. macrumors member

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    same thing happens to me. itunes wont load the videos on my ipad but if i put it into VLC they will play but it is VERY laggy almost to the point where it wont play.
     
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    Bernard SG

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    VLC is very selective so a lousy encoding will play badly.
    To transfer DVD's to iOS devices, my preferred procedure is:
    - Rip the DVD with MacTheRipper (free),
    - Convert and transfer to iTunes using Handbrake (free) or Toast Titanium (pay but really awesome).
    No need for VLC in that respect.

    Uhm that's on Mac.
    On PC it's complicated.
     
  5. macrumors 6502

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    It's not any more complicated on the PC. There are thousands of DVD ripping apps available. Also, handbrake is free and available for the PC as well. Am I missing something?

     
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    Bernard SG

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    Visibly I'm the one missing something. I never managed to find a free ripper that bypasses DRM on Windows.
    Not that I tried hard, as far as I mainly use Macs.
     
  7. macrumors newbie

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    Quick question, what version of Mac the Ripper are you using? All I can find is ver 2.66 unless you go through some forums gymnastics... will 2.66 work on just about anything? (Thinking of ripping my DVD library so I can stream to iOS device.)
     
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    Bernard SG

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    I use 2.6.6. So far it always worked for me. But I'm not doing that much ripping, so I wouldn't call myself an expert.There's a dedicated forum called "RipDifferent" to learn more.
    RipIt also seems to have a good reputation. Never used it though.
     
  9. macrumors newbie

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    Thanks, I'll check out that forum...
     

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