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Vlc 2.0

Bman

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#1
I am a long time MPCHC user, with different variations on codecs. The only issue I have ever had is that MPCHC is very simple and old looking.

VLC 2.0 was just released and it looks amazing. Yes the Mac version got the nice look, but I assume Windows is to follow.

Just wondering your guys thoughts on VLC. Issues, positives...

I haven't used it in quite some time. Is it good, can it play pretty much anything without issue. I almost never have issues with my current MPCHC setup.

Just would love some style.
 
#2
I will keep telling everyone this every time they mention VLC:

Do. Not. Use. It.

You simply get superior playback with mpc-hc + madvr + LAV Filters, Haali splitter and reclock.

Keep using the setup I linked to you a while back and be happy.
 
#4
Use whatever you want, VLC however is the last thing you should be using for media playback on windows :) Even the windows mplayer port (smplayer) is better than VLC. But really you want to be using MPC-HC, madVR renderer, LAV filters, Haali Splitter and Reclock for the best possible playback on windows.
 

Bman

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#5
I agree with you. I love the setup you gave me (and previous versions of it) without issue.

Yet, so many people I know praise VLC. I also liked it quite a bit originally. What exactly is your issue with it?

And here is a question. What is your suggestion for the best setup for watching videos on linux?
 
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Johnny

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#6
I find MPC-HC locking up a lot. It stutters and staggers through most of my movies. So I don't use it that often.VLC plays them perfectly, without any issue.
 

Perris Calderon

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#7
I will keep telling everyone this every time they mention VLC:

Do. Not. Use. It.

You simply get superior playback with mpc-hc + madvr + LAV Filters, Haali splitter and reclock.

Keep using the setup I linked to you a while back and be happy.
could you post that setup link again?

personally, I simple use windows player when it works and vlc when windows player doesn't work

one great feature of vlc, i can drag anything I want into the apo and it tries to open it, most other players don't try opening anything they don't recognize, does your setup do that to?
 

American Zombie

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#9
I feel the best player now is PotPlayer...even has a native 64 bit version.

Just do not update through the player or you will download the Korean version.
I also do not install the chat stuff.
This player was created by the same person who did KmPlayer until Km was sold to pandora.

Latest version: |MG| PotPlayer 1.5.32007 Download

Do a search and read some reviews of PotPlayer. :)
 
#10
could you post that setup link again?

personally, I simple use windows player when it works and vlc when windows player doesn't work

one great feature of vlc, i can drag anything I want into the apo and it tries to open it, most other players don't try opening anything they don't recognize, does your setup do that to?

I can only provide it via PM as it's on an anime episode download site.

If you want it let me know and I'll pm the link.

As to playback - it plays everything I throw at it except bink/smacker which a lot of games use. I understand licensing issues prevents updates to that.
 
#11
Yet, so many people I know praise VLC. I also liked it quite a bit originally. What exactly is your issue with it?
Most people on earth are satisfied with "good enough".

madVR gives extremely accurate (and highly configurable) image resize/rescale to a degree that nvidia/ati/microsoft don't bother providing by using gpu shaders.

See madVR - high quality video renderer (GPU assisted) - Doom9's Forum for extreme examples of rescale ability of the various renderers.

LAV filters are a very high speed re-implementation of the codecs in libavcodec (the basis of ffdshow, mpc-hc built in, vlc built in) and straight up stopped my pc producing 2fps on a very high grain, high bitrate 1080p BD re-mux of an anime movie - achieving with software decode what my GTX260 couldn't in hardware I might add.

Reclock (get the slysoft builds - they work with madvr to give near butter smooth playback) just about removes the jitter that occurs when playing 23fps stuff on a 59fps display such that it is far less of an issue.

And here is a question. What is your suggestion for the best setup for watching videos on linux?
Linux/Mac: mplayer.
 

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