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VLC 1.1.8 released with interface tweaks, bug fixes

By Matthew
Mar 24, 2011
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  1. The VideoLAN team has slipped out a minor update for VLC with UI improvements and bug fixes. Among other tweaks, the default Remote Control (RC) interface on Windows has been changed back to Oldrc. Mac users will also see a visual change as the OS X version has received new UI graphics by Damien Erambert, a 19-year-old web and interface designer.

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  2. Rick

    Rick TechSpot Staff Posts: 6,305   +52 Staff Member

    Gah, Video Lan... You just made your video player completely useless. How am I supposed to watch videos now????
     
  3. Kapersky threw up a trojan warning & refused to download this from the link on this page.

    False positive?
     
  4. Win7Dev

    Win7Dev TS Booster Posts: 376   +43

    Oh I know, I just can't possibly watch movies at only 3240x3000. I mean really, I can't watch CSI on my 32000x16000 monitor
     
  5. Rick

    Rick TechSpot Staff Posts: 6,305   +52 Staff Member

  6. captainawesome

    captainawesome TS Guru Posts: 422   +42

    Kaspersky is horse-poo
     
  7. mario

    mario Ex-TS Developer Posts: 399   +17

    Glad to see they revamped the OS X UI. It was starting to get pretty outdated.
     
  8. Lurker101

    Lurker101 TS Addict Posts: 639   +127

    Works brilliantly. The very first movie I tried to play with it, the Top Gear Vietnam special in 720p .avi format (which works flawlessly in older versions of VLC and in WMP11) and VLC 1.8 crashed
     
  9. war59312

    war59312 TS Member Posts: 80

    All anti-virus suck in my book. Way too many false positives and bloatware.

    Just download this update from the official site and your safe. Easy as that.

    Your better off using your brain than relying on crappy anti-virus software that has many false positives and other annoyances.

    Just be smart about how you use the Internet and you won't have any security issues.
     
  10. Smacktard, no AV
     
  11. captaincranky

    captaincranky TechSpot Addict Posts: 11,056   +970

    "Bug fixes" seem to be the coding equivalent of "Whack-a-Mole".
     
     
  12. Lurker101

    Lurker101 TS Addict Posts: 639   +127

    No kidding. I'm not quite sure what has more bugs in at the moment. Current generation software or a Thai hotel.
     
  13. lawfer

    lawfer TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,272   +91

    Haha, VLC has always sucked ***. Yes, it is the king of compatibility, but what's so useful about that if you can't even play the damn videos!

    Ya'll should get Splayer. I was reluctant about trying such an uncommon software, but now I can't believe how I ever liked VLC in the past (or any other video player for that matter).
     
  14. Lurker101

    Lurker101 TS Addict Posts: 639   +127

    I'll be honest, that is quite a nice video player. But since we're being all buddy buddy, instead of flaming each other, I'd like to recommend Foobar 2000 as an audio player. After all, SPlayer isn't exactly ideal for music. Foobar, on the other hand does only audio, does it incredibly well and can be as pretty or as ugly as you want.
     
  15. doradhorror

    doradhorror TS Rookie Posts: 36

    Gentlemen, I like VLC.

    Gentlemen, I love VLC!

    I like AVI, I like RMVB.

    I like 120fps, I like interlacing.

    I like rainbowing, I like the dot crawl, I like blocking.

    I like the ringing, and I like tinny audio.

    On a computer, a DVD player, a PS3, on a Mac, on an Archos. I truly love each and every kind of artifact man can encode to a file.

    I like the broken *** support when even the simplest of lines fails to render correctly. When the translator?s notes overlap the main dialogue, it makes my heart dance!

    I like when an encode displays like it is corrupted! It always left a warm feeling in my chest when they would check the CRC, only to find it is correct.

    I like it when #darkhold encoders post on AnimeSuki and rage about the topic at hand. I recall how much it moved me, seeing how epic longposts were made - how they would shun the subject again and again, even though it wouldn?t die. And it?s painfully exciting when a leecher posts about how great it is in the same thread. And how wonderful it is to have 120fps for a show that is a constant 23.976!

    And that pitiful resistance, encoding to h264, despite it being harder on the CPU. I even remember when Xvid had a 10:1 leecher ratio!

    I like it when the MKV fanboys are thrown into chaos. And when the VFR feature they are supposed to be promoting is violated repeatedly? oh how very sad it is.

    I like it when the detail and sharpness in HD encodes are crushed and obliterated! And them being filtered, smearing and ghosting and looking worse than a standard DVD. Gentlemen, what I want is a low bitrate hell.

    Gentlemen, my compatriots?

    Leechers, you who abuse my XDCC bots?

    Gentlemen, what do you desire? Do you also want eyecancer? Is a return to the age of VCDs what you want?

    Do you yearn for a VHS encode that stretches the very limits of poor quality, the artifacts so intense that it makes Stevie Wonder cringe?

    Very well then, we shall have VLC.
     
  16. Lurker101

    Lurker101 TS Addict Posts: 639   +127

    Does that post count as flamebait, because I can't think of a single response to it which isn't so offensive and derogatory that it'll get me banned.
     
  17. captaincranky

    captaincranky TechSpot Addict Posts: 11,056   +970

    Speedball Special, Coming Through........

    As you might suspect I'd be willing to share some insight as to your dilemma......
    Wow, I've heard of "stream of consciousness song writing", but this is the first time I've encountered, "stream of unconsciousness posting".

    Take note "doradhorror"....."a mind is a terrible thing to baste", er I mean "waste".

    Let this be a lesson to you children! Never mix Methaqualone and Adderall in the same needle".....:confused:

    Just for the record, I sincerely doubt that you have anything worth leeching, and even if you did, no power on earth could make me sit through all your crap to leech it.
     
  18. Lurker101

    Lurker101 TS Addict Posts: 639   +127

    It's not even a "stream of unconsciousness posting". It's just a hot stream of literary urine. That is the exact same typing style you get from drinking photocopier toner, or from spending your entire life attempting to open doors with just your face. Including elevator doors.
     
  19. madboyv1

    madboyv1 TechSpot Paladin Posts: 974   +54

    Lately I've been really liking the KMPlayer, fantastic keyboard/remote controls, video scanning/skipping actually works (as opposed to VLC), and more options than I can use for audio/video output. How it handles subtitles however, is horrid. I want to be able to toggle font override if the supplied font is crap, but no it's automatic and it does not graciously handle layered subtitling (or super closely timed subtitling) at all... =(

    Anyone know a player as good but without suffering this limitation?
     
  20. Scott8090

    Scott8090 TS Rookie Posts: 49

    Not Sure if I am the only one that noticed this but anyone else have problems with playing newer media with VLC? I mean I am a avid klite codez pack user but that is primary due to VLC required time for updates to be released to be compatible with media. That is so the biggest reason VLC isn't really that good in my book...
     
  21. Lurker101

    Lurker101 TS Addict Posts: 639   +127

    You're not the only one having trouble with the latest VLC. Like I said, it crashed on me, the first time I tried to use it.
     


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