VLC alternative?

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  1. gezginrocker, Jan 20, 2008
    Last edited: Nov 22, 2011

    gezginrocker macrumors newbie

    Jan 14, 2008

    I am using Leopard on a Macbook.

    I am using VLC to play DivX movies, but whenever I try to watch a movie with subtitles, VLC crashes. When I try to load subtitles into a movie, again it crashes.

    I am really fed up with this, are there any other alternatives to VLC?

    God I miss my BSPlayer on XP, wish someone could adapt it to Mac...


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  2. Queso macrumors G4

    Mar 4, 2006
    Strange, my VLC plays subtitles perfectly. Are you running the latest version?

    One thing you could try is installing Perian and seeing whether Quicktime player then works with the file.
  3. clevin macrumors G3


    Aug 6, 2006
  4. tibi08 macrumors 6502a


    Sep 17, 2007
    Brighton, UK
    Did you migrate from a PPC Mac? I did that and VLC crashed all the time until i removed it and reinstalled.
  5. gezginrocker thread starter macrumors newbie

    Jan 14, 2008
    After starting this thread, I decided to give a try to older VLC versions, before I was using the latest version 0.8.6d.

    I downloaded 0.8.6c and it seems to be working fine now. but the strange thing is, apple remote was working with 0.8.6d, but it is not working with 0.8.6c. well other than this now I can finally watch my movies with subs so thats ok.

    so if someone else also experiences problems with 0.8.6d, I suggest downloading older versions from this adress:

  6. iota2 macrumors newbie


    Jan 19, 2008
  7. Southern macrumors regular


    May 15, 2007
    London, UK
    Yeah having the divx codec installed does help.
  8. gezginrocker thread starter macrumors newbie

    Jan 14, 2008
  9. kolax macrumors G3

    Mar 20, 2007
    These don't affect VLC Player - Perian is a codec for QuickTime.

    Any versions below 0.8.6d don't have support for the Apple Remote on Leopard. You need 0.8.6d on Leopard otherwise you'll encounter strange bugs.
  10. wildmilne macrumors regular

    Jan 19, 2008
    in VLC my subtitles are microscopic, mplayer spits out noise instead of the audio track.

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