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VLC heavy lagging!!

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When ever I decide to use this program to play my fx .avi files it is lagging every ****ing time :eek:neye:

Then a pop up shows and asks if my comp is too slow!

What to do??
 

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You can try mplayer and see it that makes a difference.
 
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i really like mplayer, it is a little difficult getting used to, but after that it is pretty good
 

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Well how about you post your computer specs so we know what you're working with?

I use VLC and have never had an issue with it. So the more information you give, the easier it will be to troubleshoot.
 

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VLC hangs whenever I load a movie with it... it takes around 3-5 seconds before it starts playing even AFTER the app has fully loaded.

I switched to MPlayer and only miss an indicator that shows how long the movie is...
 
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Funny, for me VLC works very reliably but MPlayer drops frames quite often...
 
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VLC works fine for me too. The best all-purpose media player ever!
 

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The downside to MPlayer is that I've heard they've stopped developing it.
 
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I am pretty sure MPlayer is still under development. Maybe the OS X GUI release is abandonware but you can get the current release from the CVS branch of Fink. Of course then you are getting pretty heavily into geek zone.
 

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Ah that's good to know. I had just read on MacUpdate that it was discontinued, but it sounds like it's not completely....
 
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Yeah that was what I was talking about as perhaps an abandoned project. It is basically a Cocoa wrapper around mplayer. The Fink version is X11 based but more recent. I was not willing to set my Fink downloads up for the unstable branch to try it though.
 
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