VLC fixed my video / core shutdown issue?

Discussion in 'MacBook Air' started by mark34, Jul 10, 2008.

  1. mark34 macrumors 6502a

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    I don't have enough time under the belt yet, but I think that getting rid of Flip4Mac and instead using VLC for WMV files may have cured my sporadic core shutdown problems.

    I was at the point where wmv files were almost instantly stuttering. Yesterday I ran through about 10 short wmv files on vlc and not even a hiccup.

    Can anyone else relate to this experience or want to try?
     
  2. Eidorian macrumors Penryn

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    VLC is a lot less intensive then piping anything through a Quicktime plug-in.
     
  3. Alan Taylor macrumors 6502

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    Interesting if true. It seems that Flash and WMV are the Macs biggest weak points these days. Then again, just before I got my first Mac you couldn't even *play* WMV files on a Mac!
     
  4. ScottFitz macrumors 6502a

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    Where there's porn, there's a way. Porn always finds a way. :D
     
  5. GR33NIE macrumors 6502

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    I used VLC before Flip4, still get some probs with VLC though when starting it up.

    Sometimes it just seems to crash and I need to do a force quit ;)
     

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