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  1. EvilDoc macrumors 6502a

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    I cant figure out why Vlc keeps crashing when i try to play a movie.. iam trying to play *.wmv and it just crashs or freezes.. some time vlc will just freeze when its launched. i have already repaired my permissions.

    oh yea i have a mac mini 1.42 with a gig of ram.. any ideas? :confused:
     
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  3. Lacero macrumors 604

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    VLC never could play my WMV files. I just use QT with the F4M plugin, or use Windows Media Player as a last resort.
     
  4. EvilDoc thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    i did and its really sluggish... i dunno whats up QT works fine but cant play .wmv's
     
  5. MisterMe macrumors G4

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    Just download and install Windows Media Player. Life is too short.
     
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  7. Heb1228 macrumors 68020

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    Flip4Mac, they have a software plugin for $10 that will let you watch them in Quicktime. WMP is way too sluggish to try and use.
     
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  9. Heb1228 macrumors 68020

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    Its pretty good. I haven't had any problems yet. Definitely less trouble than WMP.
     
  10. jimsowden macrumors 68000

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    VLC= Very Likely to Crash
    It's the best media player for DiVX stuff, but god damn if it doesn't crash every 2 seconds. My friends and I have determined that the script that closes it is actually a buffer overrun. At least it seems like it.

    That craptastic.
     
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  12. Heb1228 macrumors 68020

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    I don't have many problems with VLC crashing, just that it takes FOREVER to load. Which is strange cause it seems like such a stripped down app.
     
  13. Rocksaurus macrumors 6502a

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    I've used MPlayer since forever and it's never crashed on me and handled everything I've thrown at it (though I've never tried opening wmv in it). What makes VLC better?
     
  14. killmoms macrumors 68040

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    It's because you have Final Cut Pro. There's some weird conflict between VLC and the Pro Application Framework. On systems without that installed it loads really quickly.
     
  15. Xeem macrumors 6502a

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    I use VLC every day, and I can't ever remember it crashing. It runs very smoothly on my Cube.
     
  16. Heb1228 macrumors 68020

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    Cless, good info. You'd win some points for that one if it were up to me.
     

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