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Nov 28, 2003, 06:47 PM
 
Get it here
http://www.videolan.org/pub/testing/....7.0-test1.dmg

Works a LOT faster on my G3 600 iBook and has a beatiful new interface. Checkit out

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Nov 28, 2003, 06:48 PM
 
Thx!

Much better UI....about damn time...
     
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Nov 28, 2003, 06:55 PM
 
the ui is soooo much nicer!!! Thanks for the headsup!!!!!
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Nov 28, 2003, 07:13 PM
 
Whew. Man I love when new versions of VLC come out.

This version still "Unexpectadely quits" within a few seconds of opening an SVCD... but never actually quits... Heh.

I can't look forward to future releases. Great job, VLC team.
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Nov 28, 2003, 08:08 PM
 
Originally posted by voodoo:
my G3 600 iBook and has a beatiful new interface.
Oh man, if you think this is beautiful, the mankind is doomed. Or France at least.
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Nov 28, 2003, 08:11 PM
 
Is the black bar a glitch/bug, or does it go away when you play a video?

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Nov 28, 2003, 08:41 PM
 
Originally posted by phillryu:
Is the black bar a glitch/bug, or does it go away when you play a video?
It's pretty obviously Photoshopped in there to cover up whatever he's playing.
     
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Nov 28, 2003, 08:52 PM
 
Originally posted by wataru:
It's pretty obviously Photoshopped in there to cover up whatever he's playing.
Neg.
     
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Nov 28, 2003, 08:59 PM
 
Originally posted by wataru:
It's pretty obviously Photoshopped in there to cover up whatever he's playing.
That paranoid I am not

It's probably a glitch. This is a beta. A solid beta but still.
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Nov 28, 2003, 09:38 PM
 
Originally posted by voodoo:
That paranoid I am not

It's probably a glitch. This is a beta. A solid beta but still.
Or ou could have played any other video than porn when you took the picture ...
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Nov 28, 2003, 11:51 PM
 
Thanks for the link, Voodoo
     
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Nov 29, 2003, 09:14 AM
 
Originally posted by [APi]TheMan:
This version still "Unexpectadely quits" within a few seconds of opening an SVCD... but never actually quits... Heh.
yeah, that's quite annoying. i wish they'd fix that.
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Nov 29, 2003, 11:04 AM
 
Originally posted by Developer:
Oh man, if you think this is beautiful, the mankind is doomed. Or France at least.
hehe ... anyway, it's way better than the previous mayhems of ugliness.
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Nov 29, 2003, 11:29 AM
 
It's still quite buggy, but I'm VERY happy with the new interface.
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Nov 29, 2003, 01:04 PM
 
Originally posted by Eug:
It's still quite buggy, but I'm VERY happy with the new interface.
Controller would be better as a palette i think. The new (?) visualisations are very cool in a 'not quite in the same league as iTunes' way
     
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Nov 29, 2003, 04:03 PM
 
can't watch any dvd's with it at all but divx work great
     
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Nov 29, 2003, 10:48 PM
 
Can you scrub through movies like you can in QuickTime Player?
     
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Nov 30, 2003, 12:17 AM
 
Originally posted by wataru:
It's pretty obviously Photoshopped in there to cover up whatever he's playing.
you suck and that's sad.
     
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Nov 30, 2003, 01:42 PM
 
I wish they had a better progress widget, but other than that it looks good. I hope they accelerated xvid playback enough so that my iBook 500 can play it.
     
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Nov 30, 2003, 06:33 PM
 
Originally posted by Thinine:
I hope they accelerated xvid playback enough so that my iBook 500 can play it.
have you tried 3ivx d4 4.5? it's faster than VLC in my experience
     
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Nov 30, 2003, 09:46 PM
 
Hooray! The subtitle font is now big enough to actually read, and it has a thin outline so it's viewable against white backgrounds. Yes!! My optometrist will be so disappointed. Thank you!
     
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Nov 30, 2003, 11:39 PM
 
3ivx has a bad habit of taking over decoding for all MPEG-4 based content, even online streams and things it wasn't intended for. If the new VLC isn't improved I'll give it a try though.
     
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Nov 30, 2003, 11:42 PM
 
Found a bug (or is it a design flaw?) -

Click the full screen button. Now, hit escape to leave full screen mode. Note that the full screen button is still highlighted.

It would also be nice if you could get at the controls while in full screen mode.

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Dec 1, 2003, 01:45 AM
 
I love VLC. I can't wait for v. 7 to go final.
     
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Dec 1, 2003, 02:09 AM
 
I had high hopes for this, being on a Pismo 400, but other than the looks (nice), no joy. Still far too many dropped frames and error msg dialog popping up.

Lately I've been using the djoPlayer front end for mPlayer. Very little stuttering, great full screen (with controls if you want), and great audio sync. Try it.
     
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Dec 1, 2003, 07:23 AM
 
Glad you guys all like it.
The interface isn't finished yet.
Look for this thread on that particular subject: http://forums.macnn.com/showthread.p...0&pagenumber=3

Look here for a list of changes: http://developers.videolan.org/vlc/NEWS

the fullscreen button isn't finished as is the 'currently playing' field (the black bar)

Beware this is a beta. numerious bugs have already been found and fixed. Please provide feedback on things like crashing VCD's. Then again SVCD's aren't even supposed to work, so don't be too surprised if they don't, be surprised when they do.

the visualizations are cool indeed. if you want more iTunes style stuff wait for the goom one to be used. You can read about it here: http://goom.sf.net (when their site works that is)

And we know many of you haven't been too eager about joining the mailinglist, so they finally are there.... the VideoLAN forums

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Dec 1, 2003, 08:43 AM
 
Originally posted by Jim_MDP:

Lately I've been using the djoPlayer front end for mPlayer. Very little stuttering, great full screen (with controls if you want), and great audio sync. Try it.

Friggin WOW, I can play movies on my Pismo now, ones that wouldn't play before. The audio sync. is amazing.

What a cool piece of software.
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Dec 10, 2003, 11:35 PM
 
I still have problems on some xvid movies that use a ffdshow thingo, the audio is out of sync, both on a mac and pc using vlc is there a way to get this to work?
     
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Dec 11, 2003, 12:01 AM
 
Originally posted by gsxrboy:
I still have problems on some xvid movies that use a ffdshow thingo, the audio is out of sync, both on a mac and pc using vlc is there a way to get this to work?
do you have this installed? if not give it a try.
http://www.insaneness.com/xvid.html
     
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Dec 11, 2003, 02:08 AM
 
thx ratm but that doesnt work either, I have tried every dif type of divx player and codec.. all do the same thing, qt, mplayer and vlc..
     
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Dec 11, 2003, 02:33 AM
 
sometimes the audio is just out of sync (instead of being decoded wrong). If that's the case you can fix it with Sync-Hole
     
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Dec 11, 2003, 03:04 AM
 
man, this is a great thread for a recent switcher like myself. thanks all.
carry on.
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Dec 11, 2003, 03:24 AM
 
Originally posted by Uncle Skeleton:
sometimes the audio is just out of sync (instead of being decoded wrong). If that's the case you can fix it with Sync-Hole


Woohoo !! that did it, a very big thankyou..
     
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Dec 11, 2003, 05:10 AM
 
Originally posted by Uncle Skeleton:
sometimes the audio is just out of sync (instead of being decoded wrong). If that's the case you can fix it with Sync-Hole
THANK YOU.
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Originally posted by wy4tt:
man, this is a great thread for a recent switcher like myself. thanks all.
carry on.
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Dec 11, 2003, 03:07 PM
 
I can't play "out of zone" DVD's with 0.7.
I tried on an iBook and a PowerBook (Ti), both DVD drives set to region 4.
When I instert the DVD (zone 2), VLC is launched (my setting, under system prefs.) and when I try to play the DVD, it just crashes.
This didn't happen with 0.6.2 ... I have tried it with The Matrix and Rush in Rio (Concert), both Zone 2 DVD's.

Any ideas ?

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Dec 11, 2003, 05:37 PM
 
I haven't actually tried 0.7.0 yet, but does it have Windows Media 9 support?
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Originally posted by Phat Bastard:
I haven't actually tried 0.7.0 yet, but does it have Windows Media 9 support?
Good question. I want something that'll play WM9 and realaudio streams but I don't want to install either WMP9 or RealPlayer. How 'bout that...
     
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MPlayer OS X 2 supports Real Audio and Video files to some extent (dunno up to which version of the Codec)
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Dec 11, 2003, 06:50 PM
 
Originally posted by BlackGriffen:
Found a bug (or is it a design flaw?) -

Click the full screen button. Now, hit escape to leave full screen mode. Note that the full screen button is still highlighted.
It's beta
Originally posted by BlackGriffen:
It would also be nice if you could get at the controls while in full screen mode.
That works fine for me using the proper key combo.

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Originally posted by Uncle Skeleton:
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Dec 19, 2003, 10:46 AM
 
A new version of the beta is available.

http://www.videolan.org/pub/testing/....7.0-test2.dmg

- a lot of bugfixes since last beta.
- the interface is behaving correctly
- the 'currently playing' (black bar) is still broken. I had planned to create a scrolling text here, but it seems to be very slow and effecting video playback enormously.
- there is a bug with saving new setting in the preferences ( especially obvious with the 'hotkeys' section )
- you should reset your preferences before you start toying with this new beta of VLC. some things changed, and several options might have incorrect default values because of this.
- the multichannel audio output might still be broken (not sure if this will be fixed in 0.7.0).

please test
- streaming (probably stuff broken here)
- subtitle support
- matroska files (no those with RealVideo of course)
- general playing

Translations that are being fixed before a release:
- german
- dutch
- french
- portugese brazilian
- hungarian
- spanisch

Translations that not being maintained:
- japanese
- polish
- swedish
- russian
- italian
- norwegian

Additional translations are always welcome of course, but they might not make the 0.7.0 cut (chirstmas)
for translations read:
http://via.ecp.fr/via/ml/vlc/200312/msg00131.html

please report back with your experiences in
http://forum.videolan.org

And don't post this on versiontracker.com or something folks.
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Originally posted by The DJ:
- the interface is behaving correctly
Instead of that black bar it now just shows "text". Not sure what that's supposed to be for.
Translations that are ok:
- german
Not really.
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Dec 19, 2003, 11:28 AM
 
Originally posted by Developer:
Instead of that black bar it now just shows "text". Not sure what that's supposed to be for.Not really.
1: - the 'currently playing' is still broken. I had planned to create a scrolling text here, but it seems to be very slow and effecting video playback enormously.

2: actually when a translation is OK it means that someone is responsible for it and that there will be a correct translation at release time. Strings are always the last thing to happen before a release, since any 'feature' change causes the need for updated strings.
VLC is now feature frozen and in a bugfix and translation only state.

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Dec 20, 2003, 10:47 AM
 
Jesus, subtitling finally works properly for me. This is great. Thank you for all the work! I can't wait until the final is out!
     
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Dec 21, 2003, 08:27 AM
 
Totally awsome

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Dec 21, 2003, 10:18 AM
 
Originally posted by The DJ:
1: - the 'currently playing' is still broken. I had planned to create a scrolling text here, but it seems to be very slow and effecting video playback enormously.

2: actually when a translation is OK it means that someone is responsible for it and that there will be a correct translation at release time. Strings are always the last thing to happen before a release, since any 'feature' change causes the need for updated strings.
VLC is now feature frozen and in a bugfix and translation only state.
I hope you will also add the custom volume and position tracks to the interface?
Also, when clicking the fullscreen or playlist button they should not be darkened like they are now, they should just turn blue.
Anyway, it's getting there

Oh, and an other thing. Is it possible to play movies with .srt or .sub files? I tried, but it seems like they wont show up.
     
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Dec 21, 2003, 10:22 AM
 
it would be nice if you could adjust volume using the up and down arrow keys, as in itunes and quicktime player.

-r.
     
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Dec 21, 2003, 11:15 AM
 
Originally posted by bOOzo:
Oh, and an other thing. Is it possible to play movies with .srt or .sub files? I tried, but it seems like they wont show up.
In the "Video" menu, there is a "Subtitles Track" option. Worked for me with a .sub file (only tried one so far though, don't know about .srt files).

I did have the .sub file in a folder with the .avi I tried it with. From what I've heard though, there are so many damn weird versions of these files that sometimes they can get screwed up.
     
 
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