quicktime and vlc freezing in leopard

Discussion in 'macOS' started by impulse462, Aug 27, 2009.

  1. impulse462 Suspended

    impulse462

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    #1
    Hi all,

    This problem started happening to today only actually, I'm rewatching episodes of a show I watched last month on the same laptop using the same player (VLC), but today for some reason they keep freezing anywhere between .5-1 seconds every 2 or 3 minutes.

    The only thing i've tried is restarted, I thought i wouldnt do anything drastic since i'm going to pick up snow leopard tomorrow.

    anyone have any ideas as to whats causing the freezing?
    thanks
     
  2. Eidorian macrumors Penryn

    Eidorian

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    #2
    I'd take a look at the logs for VLC and see if there's anything about playback issues.

    In addition I'd use the preference clearing script that VLC offers in their disk image installer.

    Finally I'd take a look at Activity Monitor with All Processes shown during video playback.
     
  3. justaregularjoe macrumors 6502

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    i'd also look at file integrity... can the file(s) play on other machines smoothly?

    Personally, i'd just chill till you get SL and do a flashbang install, and only import what you really use to prevent recurrences

    Good Luck!
     
  4. impulse462 thread starter Suspended

    impulse462

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    How exactly do I check the logs for VLC, do you mean go into Console?
     
  5. Eidorian macrumors Penryn

    Eidorian

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    Yes in Console. VLC itself should have the Error Logs as one of the View Options as well.
     

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