Newer version VLC?

Discussion in 'PowerPC Macs' started by MacSoftware3, Mar 14, 2018.

  1. MacSoftware3 macrumors member


    Jun 26, 2017
    Hi everyone,

    I was wondering if it isn't possible to compile a newer version of VLC (with support for playing YouTube) on an older version of Mac OS X (10.4.11+). If that's possible, how can someone start with doing that? I was wondering this because we also have TenFourFox running on 10.4.11, which is based on a newer version of Firefox.
  2. MacSoftware3 thread starter macrumors member


    Jun 26, 2017
  3. Hrududu macrumors 68020


    Jul 25, 2008
    Central US
    Hard to say exactly what VLC would need to be updated for PowerPC and Tiger, but it has been 4 years since the final PowerPC version was released for Leopard, and 9 since the last Tiger version. Safe to bet there was a good reason development ended (could just be demand, but could be more architecture) so it would take someone with greater programming knowledge than I to see how much further VLC could be pushed.
  4. MysticCow macrumors 6502a

    May 27, 2013
    They release their source code, so there is a BIGGER reason why we're stuck with an old version...because that dog won't hunt.
  5. wicknix macrumors 6502


    Jun 4, 2017
    Wisconsin, USA
    VLC is in macports, however it hasn't been patched for ppc, or just flat out isn't supported on ppc anymore.

    Matt$ sudo port -v install vlc
    Error: VLC cannot be installed for the configured build_arch 'ppc' because it only supports the arch(s) 'x86_64'.
    To report a bug, follow the instructions in the guide:
    Error: Processing of port vlc failed


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