VLC V2.0 released

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  1. Gromett

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    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.
     
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  2. wivvy's dad

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    Definitely my favourite for video, and increasingly for music too. Once you delve deeper into the settings, it becomes very powerful.

    :thumb:
     
  3. slobadoberbob

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    still trying to get use to it

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


    Bob
     
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    have always used the version 1 found it excellent,
    now loaded version 2 thanks for the pointer,

    Steve:thumb:
     
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    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

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    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?
     
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    Working fine under XP SP3 here.
     
  8. slobadoberbob

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    OI have it running on my Macbook

    I have it running on my Macbook Pro

    Bob
     
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    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:
     
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    Thanks for this, it works well.:thumb:
     
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    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

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    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

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    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:
     
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    Same here..

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

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    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:
     

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