VLC V2.0 released

Discussion in 'Computers' started by Gromett, Feb 19, 2012.

  1. Gromett

    Gromett Funster

    Joined:
    Feb 27, 2011
    Messages:
    7,913
    Likes Received:
    13,950
    Location:
    UK
    http://www.videolan.org/vlc/releases/2.0.0.html

    Looks like a major improvement on previous version. Just downloading it now.

    For those who don't know what it is. It is a video player that doesn't require any external codecs. It will play practically any video file format out there.
    Multiplatform Windows/Mac/Linux etc.
     
    • Like Like x 3
  2. wivvy's dad

    wivvy's dad Read Only Funster

    Joined:
    Jun 22, 2010
    Messages:
    3,218
    Likes Received:
    1,807
    Location:
    48.066895,12.862673
    Definitely my favourite for video, and increasingly for music too. Once you delve deeper into the settings, it becomes very powerful.

    :thumb:
     
  3. slobadoberbob

    slobadoberbob Read Only Funster

    Joined:
    Jun 1, 2009
    Messages:
    6,159
    Likes Received:
    1,970
    Location:
    Kent, garden of England
    still trying to get use to it

    I am still trying to get to grips with it.. but works well on photos


    Bob
     
  4. spannermanwigan

    spannermanwigan Read Only Funster

    Joined:
    May 22, 2008
    Messages:
    394
    Likes Received:
    207
    Location:
    wigan, lancs
    have always used the version 1 found it excellent,
    now loaded version 2 thanks for the pointer,

    Steve:thumb:
     
  5. spannermanwigan

    spannermanwigan Read Only Funster

    Joined:
    May 22, 2008
    Messages:
    394
    Likes Received:
    207
    Location:
    wigan, lancs
    downloaded and installed VLC V.2

    Not working for me, green vertical band through middle of screen
    unistalled downloaded again and reinstalled same problem:cry:
    have had to revert to original version.

    Any advice

    Thanks
    Steve
     
  6. Gromett

    Gromett Funster

    Joined:
    Feb 27, 2011
    Messages:
    7,913
    Likes Received:
    13,950
    Location:
    UK
    I haven't had any problems with the new version sorry. Have you tried posting on their forum. They have a very active community who are usually very helpful?
     
  7. hilldweller

    hilldweller Funster Life Member

    Joined:
    Dec 5, 2008
    Messages:
    26,418
    Likes Received:
    25,075
    Location:
    Macclesfield
    Working fine under XP SP3 here.
     
  8. slobadoberbob

    slobadoberbob Read Only Funster

    Joined:
    Jun 1, 2009
    Messages:
    6,159
    Likes Received:
    1,970
    Location:
    Kent, garden of England
    OI have it running on my Macbook

    I have it running on my Macbook Pro

    Bob
     
  9. beachcaster

    beachcaster Read Only Funster

    Joined:
    Dec 18, 2010
    Messages:
    3,048
    Likes Received:
    3,171
    Location:
    east sussex
    One of the things I like best about VLC it it can improve the volume on laptops by up to 400%.............even better combine this with an outboard usb speaker
    like the tiny but impressive Altec Lansing Orbit USB for 20 squid or less

    [ame]http://www.amazon.co.uk/Altec-Lansing-Orbit-USB-Portable/dp/B002NEG0VO/ref=sr_1_19?s=electronics&ie=UTF8&qid=1329829235&sr=1-19[/ame]

    and you can watch dvds or other films on a laptop in a very civilised way with more than passable sound and great volume,,,,,, quality mono being better than tinny stereo!

    barry:Smile:
     
  10. Reallyretired

    Reallyretired Funster

    Joined:
    Apr 27, 2008
    Messages:
    5,703
    Likes Received:
    3,207
    Location:
    Eastbourne East Sussex
    Thanks for this, it works well.:thumb:
     
  11. motorhomer

    motorhomer Read Only Funster

    Joined:
    May 17, 2008
    Messages:
    578
    Likes Received:
    317
    Location:
    South Shropshire
    Never heard of this before, but I always like to try new things!

    First impressions are that its very good at audio, not quite as good at some video, specifically .mov . Playback of some of these are a bit jumpy and distorted, they are OK with quicktime. I'll fiddle some more with it.

    My camera generates .mov files, rather than mpg or avi, which is a source of some annoyance to me as I prefer to be in an apple free zone for editting etc.

    Jeff O
     
  12. scotjimland

    scotjimland Funster Life Member

    Joined:
    Jul 25, 2007
    Messages:
    28,934
    Likes Received:
    25,574
    Location:
    .
    Thanks for the heads up on Version 2:thumb:

    I've used version 1 for some years, much better than Windows media player or Apple's Quick Time.

    I like is it's ability to play just about anything you throw at it without spitting it's dummy out ... all to frequent an occurrence with WMP and QT.
     
  13. Bryan

    Bryan Read Only Funster

    Joined:
    Jul 19, 2007
    Messages:
    2,096
    Likes Received:
    342
    I've used and recommended VLC since the year dot.

    Interestingly when my current version (1.1.11) checks for an update it says it is the latest version already :Confused:
     
  14. scotjimland

    scotjimland Funster Life Member

    Joined:
    Jul 25, 2007
    Messages:
    28,934
    Likes Received:
    25,574
    Location:
    .
    Same here..

    but version 2 isn't an update as it uninstalls version 1 before installing 2, but odd there in no notification .. :Doh:
     
  15. hilldweller

    hilldweller Funster Life Member

    Joined:
    Dec 5, 2008
    Messages:
    26,418
    Likes Received:
    25,075
    Location:
    Macclesfield
    But on my underpowered NB100 netbook, also XP, it could not play a test video, sound was continuous but glitching, worse frames updated occasionally.

    No matter, I don't use it for video usually.
     
  16. Jim

    Jim Ringleader

    Joined:
    Jul 19, 2007
    Messages:
    25,828
    Likes Received:
    76,100
    Location:
    Sutton on Sea
    I first used it last year when I bought a macbook pro, I was having problems with some video I'd made with windows. I now use it a lot. It works really well on the mac, so i won't be upgrading :Smile:
     

Share This Page