VLC is Allergic to tigers.

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by wickedking94, May 22, 2010.

  1. wickedking94 macrumors 6502

    Apr 27, 2010
    So another mundane stupid problem. i have os 10.4 on my G3, and when i go to open a mp4, and avi, any video file, it doesnt open a window after a few seconds it quits. i have no idea what is wrong, and i would appreciat answers that dont make me look like a moron. amazingly enough ive been doing this for 10 years. thank you.
  2. After G macrumors 68000

    After G

    Aug 27, 2003
    Perhaps try to clear VLC preferences? Look in your user preferences folder in your home folder. There should be a VLC folder in there.
  3. BlueRevolution macrumors 603


    Jul 26, 2004
    Montreal, QC
    VLC 1.0.5 doesn't support Mac OS X 10.4. Are you using 0.9.10?
  4. mrchinchilla macrumors 6502


    Mar 6, 2009
    The only system I have running Tiger is a G4 and I have less problems with VLC on it, than with v.1.05 running on Snow Leopard.
  5. wickedking94 thread starter macrumors 6502

    Apr 27, 2010
    OK so i tried deleting the preferences. didn't work.
    I installed vlc 9.2, and its a bit improved, i don't get a video window, but it doesn't suddenly quit. i also tried deleting the preferences for it, but i didn't do anything.
  6. Patrick J macrumors 65816

    Patrick J

    Mar 12, 2009
    Oporto, Portugal
    Try Movist.

    IMO, better than VLC. I used VLC for 3+ years, and was always a solid fan. Little things nagged me, but I got used to the program's little quirks.

    Movist, though still in development, feels like a grown up VLC.

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