New v3.0.0 Vetinari VLC Player

Discussion in '[H]ard|OCP Front Page News' started by Kyle_Bennett, Feb 13, 2018 at 10:59 AM.

  1. Kyle_Bennett

    Kyle_Bennett El Chingón Staff Member

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    There is a new version of VLC media player out in the wild now, but it looks like the current 2.2.6 Umbrella version will not auto-update or give you the suggestion to do so..so you will need to go grab it yourself and force the installation. VLC 3. Vetinari is considered a major update to the software as you might have guessed. You can download it here for Windows. Now to get my hands on a 8K camera! And I just bought two new 4K cameras....dammit.

    Check out the video.

    Network browsing for distant filesystems (SMB, FTP, SFTP, NFS...) - HDMI passthrough for Audio HD codecs, like E-AC3, TrueHD or DTS-HD - 12bits codec and extended colorspaces (HDR) - Stream to distant renderers, like Chromecast
     
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  2. Gweenz

    Gweenz [H]ard|Gawd

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    VLC is the shit. Plays anything. Even plays streams from my HD HomeRun when they break the HD HR software (which is often).
     
  3. arnemetis

    arnemetis [H]ard|Gawd

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    Damn I wish I had one of those cameras back in college, would have made site analysis videos so much better.
     
  4. Nenu

    Nenu Pick your own.....you deserve it.

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    If only it had interpolation like Smooth Video Project.
     
  5. M76

    M76 [H]ardness Supreme

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    I personally hate VLC, it's buggy, wonky, and unreliable when compared to MPC-HC. It might be the lesser turd when compared to WMP, but it's still a turd.
     
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  6. [21CW]killerofall

    [21CW]killerofall Aliens...

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    [troll mode]
    MPC-HC + CCCP > VLC
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    :p
     
  7. GotNoRice

    GotNoRice [H]ardForum Junkie

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    Glad to see very basic bugs that have been around forever finally being fixed. 2.2.6 would open on a different monitor every single time with seemingly no option to fix it and was very frustrating. 3.0 opens on my primary monitor every time like it's supposed to.

    Looks like it finally got hardware acceleration also, like every other media player did 10-15 years ago.
     
  8. tacos4me

    tacos4me Gawd

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    Hoping h.265 isn't shit in this version..
     
  9. oldmanbal

    oldmanbal [H]ard|Gawd

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    I actually had a few 4k movies that wouldn't play properly on the VLC i have on my computer, I'm going to update and try them out now. It was actually quite shocking, for the last 10 years or so I've used VLC i've never had a video file that wouldn't play properly the first try.
     
  10. Alphawoolf

    Alphawoolf n00bie

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    Had quite a few crashes since the update, but then I've been playing with the pitch shift capabilities exclusively for now. When it works though, it works really well (and it's hilarious as well).
    :)
     
  11. glutto

    glutto Limp Gawd

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    VLC doesn't cause my video card's clocks to shit themselves. That's the biggest reason I don't use MPC-HC anymore.
     
  12. auntjemima

    auntjemima 2[H]4U

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    All of these issues with VLC in here.. I've never had an issue with any video file.
     
  13. TheBuzzer

    TheBuzzer [H]ardForum Junkie

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    people dont like vlc as much is because it uses cpu instead of gpu to do lot of work.

    but i like vlc because it doesnt make me have to install so many codecs like with mpc
     
  14. ianken

    ianken [H]ard|Gawd

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    They say VLC supports HDR. Picks random HDR test clip from media archive. Opens it in VLC. CRASH.

    Yep. That's VLC. Back to MPC-HC and MAD-VR. LOL.
     
  15. Betaboy1983

    Betaboy1983 [H]ard|Gawd

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    Never one time have I had a problem with VLC. Ever.. Not sure what all the fuss is about.
     
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  16. MavericK

    MavericK Zero Cool

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    I would say VLC plays almost everything. For everything else, there's MPC-HC.
     
  17. S-F

    S-F Gawd

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    Are you fucking serious? They just now added passthrough audio support? So you're telling me that this new "feature" is something that we could have with MPC for 10 years? Is there something that VLC can play that a MPC variant can't? I'm honestly curious. I think I have decoders for everything under the Sun so I don't see how VLC can play more file types. VLC always seemed like a gimmick to me. It gives you little control and few options. Maybe it's good for folks who don't take a few minutes to learn about how playing video works. Like it's something you tell the inlaws to install when you're trying to get them up and running over the phone.
     
  18. lostinseganet

    lostinseganet Gawd

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    I went back to the previous version... I download youtube videos with real player, and this new vlc only plays the audio with a black screen for the video. Some videos play lots don't. The last one plays them.
     
  19. nilepez

    nilepez [H]ardForum Junkie

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    I prefer Kodi. I find I have less audio issues with Kodi than those (until I get the above set up...and I'd rather just install Kodi ;)
     
  20. DejaWiz

    DejaWiz Oracle of Unfortunate Truths

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    Meh, I use Leawo for playing Blu-ray and DVD. Supports 4K HDR. I've yet to run into any playback issues with it.
     
  21. Sikkyu

    Sikkyu I Question Reality

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    VLC, I see your a man of culture
     
  22. nilepez

    nilepez [H]ardForum Junkie

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    I've used the free version of that, but I've had it lock up on me more than once. For free, it's a great player, but if you've got ANY DVD or only play unencrypted disks, I'd use something else.
     
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