VLC dropping PPC Support

Discussion in 'PowerPC Macs' started by wobegong, Oct 14, 2013.

  1. wobegong Guest

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  2. Zotaccian macrumors 6502a

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    Macs and Mac OS X are not the best platform if you want longer support since it seems that even if you would have Intel -based machine you would need 10.6, an OS released in 2009 while PC users can still install it on Windows XP, released in 2001. PowerPC is of course in worse since it began dying (from home computers = Macs) in 2005-2006.
     
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    Yup, we're slowly but surely being left behind by all major developers. Nothing you can do, sadly. :(
     
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    Was inevitable, but a shame none the less. PowerPC had the last nail in its coffin when Apple ditched rosetta.
     
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    It was nice of them to stay with it until they got the AltiVec code working again. IMHO, they left us with a very nice final release.
     
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    To be honest I'm surprised that they stuck with PPC support for this long. I thought we would be out the window by 2011, but luckily we still had support. Sad to see it go, VLC is awesome and let me make a mini G4 into a awesome TV computer to watch movies and stuff on.
     
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    I wonder if someone is able to take the VLC 2.1 codebase and backport it to PowerPC and 10.5 like what was done with Firefox. I hope so, but then again I don't know much about that whole process.
     
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    TenFourVLC :D
     
  9. MrPilot macrumors 6502

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    TenFiveVLC more likely then
     
  10. honam1021 macrumors regular

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    They also dropped support for 32 bit Intel Macs too. It seems that early Intel machines are now sharing the same fate with PPC
     
  11. RedCroissant Suspended

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    Yeah, I've noticed that too and luckily, some sellers of early Intel Macs understand the 32-bit limitation and are adjusting their selling prices accordingly.
     
  12. CptSky macrumors regular

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    It depends of the dependencies and few things. I still build QtCreator for PowerPC while only x86_64 is supported since 2.6... I just skip a part that I know I don't really need, although some plugins might fail. It could be the same thing with VLC. I think VLC 2.1 will still be available in Debian PPC and it's only the Mac port which is dropped. If it's true, should be easier to maintain.

    I'll try to build on my G5, but don't expect anything.
     
  13. Beavix macrumors 6502a

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    From the Videolan forums:

     
  14. gooser macrumors 6502a

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    i know that it's no longer supported but is it still available?
     
  15. ifrit05 macrumors regular

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    Yeah the last version for PowerPC is 2.0.9, which can still be downloaded.
     
  16. gooser macrumors 6502a

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    thanks. maybe i'd better hop on it while it's still available. (glad i've still got a working copy of pearlyrics)
     

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