Lunettes Beta Released (64-bit VLC)

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  1. Corrode macrumors 6502a

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    Hey, just wanted to give a heads up and let people know that the rewrite of VLC called Lunettes has been released in BETA form.

    It's looking pretty good. Definitely more "Mac-ish" and some cool features to do with playback bookmarks and browsing video files. Check it out, and contribute if you're a coder/developer. (I'm not.)

    http://github.com/pdherbemont/Glasses/downloads
     
  2. Mr. Wonderful macrumors 6502a

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    Wow. It can play 720p ripped Blu-rays like a champ. Any word on integration with Handbrake 64-bit?
     
  3. Antoni Nygaard macrumors 6502a

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    i get an error when i starts the program

    here is the error:

    Exception not handled!

    LibVLCException: libvlc has thrown us an error: upnp_intel: internal module error (/Users/steg/Sources/vlc/projects/macosx/framework/Sources/VLCMediaDiscoverer.m:99 -[VLCMediaDiscoverer initWithName:])

    Back trace has been printed to Console.

    We will now wait for debugger connection...
     
  4. brendon2020 macrumors 6502

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    gonna have to try this out as soon as i get home
     
  5. macrem macrumors 65816

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    Lunettes works with HandBrake?

    It looks like there has not been any new release since January. Mac users have been sort of left without an up-to-date VLC 64-bit solution for many months...

    Does anyone happen to know if HandBrake works with the latest version of Lunettes or has HandBrake become self-contained, or can it use libraries from another media player besides VLC/Lunettes? Please advise.
     
  6. macrem macrumors 65816

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    PS: on a separate note, I guess Lunettes is a code name. At release, I would still call it VLC as it is such a well established brand, although IMO they are losing some credibility in the Mac community due to the lack of developer support causing a huge gap in releases.
     
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  8. Mr. Wonderful macrumors 6502a

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    The current stable release of Handbrake requires VLC.
     
  9. macrem macrumors 65816

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    Thanks for confirming.

    I just opened Lunettes & found a software update via the application. It's good to know there has been progress.
     
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  11. Mr. Wonderful macrumors 6502a

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    Oh really? I assumed there hadn't been any new public builds since the 1-31 Beta. Downloading now.
     
  12. macrem macrumors 65816

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    Yeah but it's confusing...

    @ http://github.com/pdherbemont/Glasses/downloads as of this writing the latest version is: Lunettes-3.0.zip Uploaded 2010-01-31

    Next if you "Check for Update" from the App, you can upgrade to beta-5

    Then if you go to the About screen, it's: Version 1.0 Beta (5.0, Intel 64bit)

    & after this, in my Trash I found: "Lunettes (4.0).app"

    :confused:
     
  13. macrem macrumors 65816

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    If you would like the latest version of VLC (1.0.5), there is a Universal binary (32-bit), an Intel binary (32-bit), a PPC binary (32-bit), but nothing 64-bit! Why??

    It would have made more sense to have: Intel (64-bit), Intel (32-bit) & PPC (32-bit) builds.

    Lunettes is not ready to replace 64-bit Intel. It's been in beta for almost ~6 months. Features like Services discovery (Shoutcasts) are missing. The debug menu is still enabled. Sheesh.
     
  14. darkplanets macrumors 6502a

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    The reason why there's no 64 bit VLC is they need more mac developers, specifically in relation to the gui. Last I heard, they had not obtained the needed developers, hence why VLC releases are still 32 bit. This is why the 64 bit release (1.0.2?? my memory doesn't serve me) crashed a lot and had many issues, yet people still install this so they can use 64 bit handbrake. As far as I know, Lunettes is an entirely separate project that is simply based on some of the VLC code, and I hear that they too are understaffed.

    At least that's what I've been reading.
     
  15. macrem macrumors 65816

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    Related to the lack of Developers, my question still would be why spend time on a redundant universal build & work on a new project like Lunettes while unable to keep the VLC 64-bit builds updated? They dropped the ball on 64-bit VLC because they have not enough resources, then where are the Lunettes resources coming from? Why not stop making something redundant & less useful first?
     
  16. sammich macrumors 601

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    Thanks for the heads up. Just watched a video that was hectic laggy in the original VLC, now is smooth as butter in Lunettes b5. Brilliant!
     
  17. thedadymac macrumors newbie

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    Background Info on Lunettes

    Vlc has a wiki for Lunettes it says that vlc didn't look mac enough and didn't run 64-bit so they re-wrote it


    http://wiki.videolan.org/Lunettes
     
  18. macrem macrumors 65816

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    Actually VLC was making 64-bit builds (codenamed Goldeneye). AFAIK the last 64-bit build released was 1.0.4-rc before dropping it completely to work on Lunettes. Fast forward 6 months(?) later & Lunettes is "beta" with missing features & 64-bit VLC for OS X is no more. Ergo my point that it would have been better to work on Lunettes AFTER finding more developers & perhaps cut out a redundant (Intel & PPC or Universal, not all three) build instead of dropping 64-bit VLC without a complete solution &, apparently HandBrake won't work with Lunettes.
     
  19. Eidorian macrumors Penryn

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    I'm using the 1.1.0-pre3 64-bit build right now. The 1.1.0 RC was up for some time but that's no longer the case. I was only able to find the source the last time I checked.

    1.1.0-pre3 reports itself as The Luggage.
     
  20. macrem macrumors 65816

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    Found it, thanks!
     
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  22. Eidorian macrumors Penryn

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    I apologize for not posting a link.

    It appears that RC 4 is out for Windows and the source is available.
     

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