VLC media player updated to version 1.1.8

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If you have ever had problems playing a file format or getting subtitles to work, then most likely you eventually gave up and downloaded VLC. Here’s info on a new update for it. It’s not the prettiest player in the world, but it’s bloody powerful as there’s not much it can’t handle.

The VideoLAN team has made available a new update for their VLC media player, one that brings a fresh (and clean) look to the Mac OS version, updated codecs (‘Bali’ VP8/WebM encoder is on-board), as well as functionality and security fixes.

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  • +1 for CastleVLC is nice too

    +1 for Castle

    VLC is nice too as a backup media player

    • +2 for Stana Katic
      +1 for VLC

      +2 for Stana Katic

      +1 for VLC

      • NitDawg wrote:+2 for Stana

        [quote=NitDawg]

        +2 for Stana Katic

        +1 for VLC

        [/quote]

        LOL!  Can’t argue either of those.  Maybe it’s the badge and the gun?  Nah, she looked good in Quantum of Solace, too.  Sings, speaks 5 languages and does 7 accents*?  Quite impressive.  I’ll add a +1 for Nathan Fillion, while I’m at it.  Wink

        Also, (to another comment) I concur with the use of MPC-HC alongside VLC.

        *Note:  I knew about being multilingual, but had to look up all the stats.

  • LOL!  At least I know I’m not

    LOL!  At least I know I’m not the only one who had a similar thought.  Cool

    Without a doubt, VLC is one of the first things I download on new computers.  It’s practically a necessity for figuring out whether you have a codec issue or an application issue.

  • i use it as my last resort,

    i use it as my last resort, usually with subtitle issues when i’m not alone and the gf is starting to give me those “i-can-see-it’s-not-working-fix-it-now” look 🙂

    • But VLC could be broken too!

      But VLC could be broken too! For example, if you feed it H.264 with closed captions, it’s not going to work (though you could go in and modify the code to make it work and build your own image of it).

    • Mike Garcen wrote:
      i use it

      [quote=Mike Garcen]

      i use it as my last resort, usually with subtitle issues when i’m not alone and the gf is starting to give me those “i-can-see-it’s-not-working-fix-it-now” look 🙂

      [/quote]

      That look is almost as bad as the “I know what you did wrong, and I know you don’t know what you did wrong, but I’m still mad at you” look.

      • That’s the:  “If you don’t

        That’s the:  “If you don’t know.. I’m not gonna tell you!” look.  I know that one well.

  • I’ve used it to watch formats

    I’ve used it to watch formats that don’t play nicely with WMC. What I don’t get is that I’ll turn on the post processing and interlacing effects to max and I can’t tell the slightest difference. 

     

     

    • Was the video source

      Was the video source interlaced to begin with?

      • I just press play and click

        I just press play and click buttons. I’ll have to take a look for an info screen the next time I play a file.

  • Media Player Classic Home

    Media Player Classic Home Cinema is still a better video player app, and has had GPU decoding long before VLC. Still, having more than one do it all player is never a bad thing.