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#1 OFFLINE   Tushman

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Posted 20 February 2012 - 12:29 AM

Version 2.0 is hot off the press.  (Actually it was released yesterday).  I haven't upgraded this program in a while - I've been using 1.1.7?? for atleast a year or so and I just happened to check VideoLAN's website today to see what version they were now offering.  I've got it installed and so far it's OK.  Nothing really to get excited about in terms of performance.  Memory usage is a bit higher than the previous version I was using by about 20 MB.  For systems with ample RAM, this should not be of concern.

There's a tons of new features added in v2.0 - most of which I probably will never use.  Video playback seems to be also on par with the previous version I was using.  I may as well just go back to the version I had before upgrading.

I should also point out that the ability to 'click & drag' a video file onto the main interface has been removed.  mad.gif There could be a setting to re-enable that - but honestly I could care less about searching for it at this point.  I'm just not impressed enough to keep 2.0 around for very long.  I will 'test' drive it for another week or so - afterwards I'll re-evaluate my decision to ditch it.

You can download the latest version here.

Edited by Tushman, 20 February 2012 - 08:34 PM.


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Posted 20 February 2012 - 04:11 AM

i love video lan - it just works!  (have not tried v2)
no muss, no fuss, no bother.

and... it works on win and linux too.

will download and see about v2, too.
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Posted 20 February 2012 - 12:46 PM

Thanks for the review. I'm using old versions of VLC on several computers. Until it stops working, I'll probably stick the versions I have installed.
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Posted 20 February 2012 - 07:54 PM

no "click & drag" with a fully installed version of VLC2 ???
that is a game stopper for me. I won't even bother with the portable version.
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Posted 20 February 2012 - 08:36 PM

QUOTE (crp @ Feb 20 2012, 05:54 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
no "click & drag" with a fully installed version of VLC2 ???
that is a game stopper for me. I won't even bother with the portable version.


I don't know what happened between last night and today.  But all of a sudden, I'm able to click & drag files onto the main interface.  After installing version 2.0, I started it up and when it didn't work the first time, I quit the applic. and restarted it.  Still nothing.  Today after coming home from work, I decided to give it one last try and lo & behold - click & drag works.

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Posted 21 February 2012 - 12:13 AM

Weird. I will wait till you all get the bugs worked out wink.gif
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Posted 21 February 2012 - 01:27 PM

QUOTE (LilBambi @ Feb 20 2012, 09:13 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Weird. I will wait till you all get the bugs worked out wink.gif
Maybe Tushman can change his avatar to a guinea pig till done testing VLAN for us  whistling.gif

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Posted 21 February 2012 - 06:15 PM

QUOTE (crp @ Feb 21 2012, 01:27 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Maybe Tushman can change his avatar to a guinea pig till done testing VLAN for us  whistling.gif

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Posted 22 February 2012 - 09:57 PM

QUOTE (crp @ Feb 21 2012, 11:27 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Maybe Tushman can change his avatar to a guinea pig till done testing VLAN for us  whistling.gif


Sorry - but I'm no guinea pig. biggrin.gif


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Posted 12 March 2012 - 02:50 PM

I tried out a portable version with XP ,  thumbsup.gif  the default video and audio output seemed improved and didn't encounter any snarky interface issues.
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Posted 14 March 2012 - 09:10 AM

well, cool!  i'll drop it on my machine, then.
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