Advantages of VLC?

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by gilbert1020, Jun 2, 2009.

  1. gilbert1020 macrumors regular

    gilbert1020

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    What are the advantages of using VLC compared to Flip4Mac?
    Is one able to play more formats than the other?
     
  2. Guiyon macrumors 6502a

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    VLC will play damn near anything; Flip4Mac only allows you to play WMV-wrapped video files. Since Flip4Mac is a QT component it allows you to use QT to play WMV videos whereas VLC is its own separate application. If you want to keep QT but increase the types of videos you can play I would suggest checking out Perian. Perian is a set of QT components that significantly increase it's compatibility with other video codecs (still doesn't beat VLC, though).
     
  3. gilbert1020 thread starter macrumors regular

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    Thanks for the help, I really appreciate it.
     

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