Video player now VLC "is gone"? Movist? MPlayer?

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  1. ribbon macrumors member

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    Just wondering what app do you use for playing videos. As far as I know, the best alternatives right now are Movist and MPlayer OS X Extended, but I'd like to know about any others, and what do you use.

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  2. Eidorian macrumors Penryn

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    I give Movist some priority over MPlayer OS X Extended.
     
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  4. GeraldButton macrumors member

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    I think the OP is reffering to the news a little while back that VLC currently has no one devloping or updating it on the Mac Platform. I think I read the same thing on Download Squad but I cannot pin point a date for you.

    As for me personally though I just use Quicktime with the Perian package. Keeps me happy.
     
  5. MacDawg macrumors Core

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    Thanks, I had not heard that and checked a few download pages and saw no sign of it
     
  6. MisterMe macrumors G4

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    Because VLC is transitioning to new Mac programmers, all existing installations suddenly stopped working. :rolleyes:
     
  7. bmcgonag macrumors 65816

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    What???? :p:D
     
  8. stridemat Moderator

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    VLC still works fine, its not buggy at all (well at least for me). I intend to carry on using it!
     
  9. Dave Braine macrumors 68040

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    How can something on your computer stop working just because no one is developing it?
     
  10. miles01110 macrumors Core

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    It was sarcasm.
     
  11. reubs macrumors 68000

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    Here's a spot where VLC is being transitioned to "Lunettes". I've been using it in the latest incarnation, and it's quite good for me.
     
  12. Cinder6 macrumors 6502

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    Hrmm. Never heard of Movist. I'll give it a try, but if it doesn't have MPlayer's 10-second keyboard shortcut, I doubt I'll wind up using it. That's the main reason why I don't use any of the other players.
     
  13. Eidorian macrumors Penryn

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    10 seconds with the left and right arrows. 60 seconds adding Option. Finally 300 seconds with Shift + Option.
     
  14. Consultant macrumors G5

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    Cool. Will give Movist a try.

    Perian keep screwing up something though
    1.2 conflicts with my firewire sound card
    The version before that (1.1.4?) conflicts with iChat video
    At least uninstall is quick
     
  15. DoFoT9 macrumors P6

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    wow i didnt know that either!

    hmm i guess QTx + perian!

    or plex :D
     
  16. GeraldButton macrumors member

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    I don't know if the sarcasm is directed at me, but I didn't imply it stopped working, I mean, I downloaded a copy somewhere the other day and it still works, albeit very buggy.
    I had it screw with iChat before, but I only used iChat while I had Mobile Me, and even then it was used very little.
     
  17. rdowns macrumors Penryn

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    Don't be silly. As long as you close port 856772B, it will continue to work.
     
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  19. mac donalds macrumors newbie

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    my vlc works quite perfect, and a couple of days ago it updated to version 1.05. so, I´m pretty sure that it`s not dead, yet.

    plex is another good player, but it`s a fullscreen app like front row.
     
  20. Queso macrumors G4

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    Be careful doing that on a Mac. It's also used by the Conmub.pelelion.entrapment service when in uPnP/802.1q mode.
     
  21. Dave Braine macrumors 68040

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    Aaahhh.
     
  22. SDub90 macrumors 6502a

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    VLC still works just fine for me - not worrying about switch until I find something I can't play.
     
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    im sure i only downloaded a 64bit nightly build a couple of weeks ago.
     
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