VLC jerky in Leopard

rogersmj

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Sep 10, 2006
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Indianapolis, IN
Anyone else have any issues with VLC in Leopard? It's not horrible, but there's tiny little hiccups when playing my videos that weren't there when I had Tiger. I haven't seen this mentioned anywhere yet. Any ideas?
 

EmptyG

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Feb 16, 2007
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Anyone else have any issues with VLC in Leopard? It's not horrible, but there's tiny little hiccups when playing my videos that weren't there when I had Tiger. I haven't seen this mentioned anywhere yet. Any ideas?

Yep - same here. Almost anything I play in VLC (and even some quicktime stuff) is very jerky. These files played fine in Tiger :(

I have been debating going back to Tiger until Apple (or VLC) figures out the issue, since I watch a good amount of files in VLC.

There is a new beta build on the VLC site which seems to make things a bit better, though not altogether:
http://forum.videolan.org/viewtopic.php?f=12&t=41503
 
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headofmhg

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Apr 5, 2008
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Same here

Recently upgraded to Leopard and just noticed this. If you open Activity Monitor and click on the System Memory tab while VLC is playing, you can see that the Inactive memory gradually creeps up and the Free memory goes down, and when all the Free memory has gone, that's when the glitches start occurring.

Anyone found a solution yet?
 
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clevin

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Aug 6, 2006
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if you have 4G RAM, memory shouldn't be a problem. did u try most recent vlc?
 
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TheStu

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Aug 20, 2006
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I personally have no issues with VLC when I use it to watch 720p MKVs. I use Quicktime for everything else, mostly since I have almost always preferred (just a personal thing really) to use the included apps. So, in Windows, I used Media Player since I liked the interface, and when you installed CCCP, you could watch almost anything.
 
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headofmhg

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Apr 5, 2008
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Clarification

To clarify-

1. The problem does not occur immediately, if you open Activity Monitor you can see the Inactive Memory gradually creep up as VLC is playing a movie. When the Inactive Memory has overtaken almost all the Free memory, that's when the issue occurs.

2. The problem occurs with every build of VLC.

3. The problem is not solved by adding memory - it just means the problem occurs later, as it takes longer for the Free memory to disappear.

4. The only way to clear the Inactive Memory is to restart.
 
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simplinux

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May 12, 2007
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try changing the vlc file buffer

I had the same problem but the Quicktime player works flawless.

The next works for the latest VLC ( 0.9.3 tested ),
So guys try the following :
1- Open Preferences in VLC
2- In the bottom left corner press All
3- Expand Input /Codecs
4- Expand Access Modules
5- Select File
6- change the caching value to for example 1000.

that should stop the skipping :)
 
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