VLC 32/64 or 64?

Peter Franks

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Hey people, I downloaded VLC when I first got the MBP, and it didn't work. It was glitchy, and very slow so ditched it. Just wondered if it was the right one? Everyone still says this is the best one, so thought I'd try again. It was terrible when I got it so thought maybe this was why.

What is the difference between this


and this?


Should there be any difference to the playback if you had either or?

Maybe, It was the wrong one, or maybe it wasn't just very good.. Had heard the older ones were better?

i5 2011 MBP, the 13 incher 2.3ghz
 

Maxdevil

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Dec 24, 2011
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Hey people, I downloaded VLC when I first got the MBP, and it didn't work. It was glitchy, and very slow so ditched it. Just wondered if it was the right one? Everyone still says this is the best one, so thought I'd try again. It was terrible when I got it so thought maybe this was why.

What is the difference between this

Image
and this?
Image

Should there be any difference to the playback if you had either or?

Maybe, It was the wrong one, or maybe it wasn't just very good.. Had heard the older ones were better?

i5 2011 MBP, the 13 incher 2.3ghz
I have Mac 10.6.8 and I download the 32/64 Intel Mac and works great!!

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Hey people, I downloaded VLC when I first got the MBP, and it didn't work. It was glitchy, and very slow so ditched it. Just wondered if it was the right one? Everyone still says this is the best one, so thought I'd try again. It was terrible when I got it so thought maybe this was why.

What is the difference between this

Image
and this?
Image

Should there be any difference to the playback if you had either or?

Maybe, It was the wrong one, or maybe it wasn't just very good.. Had heard the older ones were better?

i5 2011 MBP, the 13 incher 2.3ghz
Anyway 64-bit is a word size that defines certain classes of computer architecture, buses, memory and CPUs, and by extension the software that runs on them. If you download the 32/64 version I think that will be ok!!
 

Peter Franks

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Wonder if maybe I did and it should be the 64 instead?
Would it make any difference?
 

AdrianK

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Feb 19, 2011
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Wonder if maybe I did and it should be the 64 instead?
Would it make any difference?
32/64 will run as 64bit on your machine, unless you get-info the application and choose "Open as 32-bit". The "64 bit" build obviously won't give you that option.
 

Peter Franks

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Jun 9, 2011
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If you were on a machine that couldn't run a 64-bit app.
Obviously, but then why download the 32/64, why not one or the other, the 32 or the 64 version which are also offered for download? That was my point
 

samh

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Oct 29, 2009
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Obviously, but then why download the 32/64, why not one or the other, the 32 or the 64 version which are also offered for download? That was my point
One download for multiple machines? For example at my work we have some machines that are 32-bit only.
 

Peter Franks

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I don't know mate, then they'd only offer you the 32/64 one to download, why bother with the other ones, ... there'd be no need.