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    VLC Problem

    Ok, I have one brand new esprimo mobile teachers laptop.... and one brand new dvd... I have installed VLC player and the dvd playback is terrible it is stuttering both audio and visual.... I have tried the dvd in other laptops with VLC and it works fine, i have tried uninstalling and reinstalling vlc and it doesnt work... i have tried this dvd with different software on the new laptop and it works fine so it must be a setting within vlc player... i can use the other software but it is really annoying me.

    Please help

    Thank you

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    Ok I wouldn't of believed this until the other day but I couldn't play a file in VLC or Medial Player. I updated Media Player to the latest codec and suddenly VLC could play the file as well I think VLC must be able to use the codecs. You could try seeing if Media Player plays it properly.

    Also are you installing the latest version of VLC?

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    prolly side tracking some what but whenever i try and play dvds on snow leopard using vlc it just crashes vlc yet when I use dvd player it plays perfectly

    Not sure what thats all about

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    I've had two members of staff recently with problems playing DVDs in VLC, but media player worked fine for both of them.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mac_shinobi View Post
    prolly side tracking some what but whenever i try and play dvds on snow leopard using vlc it just crashes vlc yet when I use dvd player it plays perfectly

    Not sure what thats all about
    I've always found VLC to be a little flakey at DVD playback - even in Leopard. Snow Leopard has made it slightly worse, but I don't care, I just use DVD Player or even Front Row to play DVD's.

    VLC will play everything else I throw at it anyway


    To go back to the original question - VLC sometimes struggles with copy protected DVD's depending on the exact copy protection method that has been applied. Have you tried it with a different DVD?

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    Odd, I tend to use VLC because it's easier on the host system than any other media player I know of, and solved a lot of stuttering issues because of it.

    However, if there's a bit of a half decent graphics card in the laptop, in the video output settings (in the full blown preferences menu) try shifting from DirectX to OpenGL output - can yield good results if you've the graphics card to help.

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    Quote Originally Posted by synaesthesia View Post
    Odd, I tend to use VLC because it's easier on the host system than any other media player I know of, and solved a lot of stuttering issues because of it.

    However, if there's a bit of a half decent graphics card in the laptop, in the video output settings (in the full blown preferences menu) try shifting from DirectX to OpenGL output - can yield good results if you've the graphics card to help.
    under a different section on OS X but thanks for that tip - worked a charm + 1 rep from me

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    Excellent - forgot it'd work well on Macs - you don't have the pain of nvidia/ati PC bloatware with OpenGL

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    We've had issues with DVD playback on the new version of VLC here too. Green blocky display. Audio has always been fine.

    I manually installed the klite codec package on one machine and it now works fine - so its definitely a codec issue.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sylv3r View Post
    We've had issues with DVD playback on the new version of VLC here too. Green blocky display. Audio has always been fine.

    I manually installed the klite codec package on one machine and it now works fine - so its definitely a codec issue.
    Funny enough, I upgraded one of our staff laptops to the latest K-Lite codec pack today, and the problems disappeared. We formerly had version 4.9 on them all, version 5.1 seemed to solve the problem. Now all I need is a way to automatically roll it out.

    Mike.

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    ive found vlc seems poor on dvd at the moment esp on vista have started using gomedia player instead

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    Quote Originally Posted by maniac View Post
    Funny enough, I upgraded one of our staff laptops to the latest K-Lite codec pack today, and the problems disappeared. We formerly had version 4.9 on them all, version 5.1 seemed to solve the problem. Now all I need is a way to automatically roll it out.

    Mike.
    Is there a way to automatically roll out the codecs, and if so, what do people suggest?

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    According to a post I read on the VLC forums, v0.8.6.i is the version to use if you want trouble-free DVD playback.

    Download Links
    Windows: http://download.videolan.org/pub/vid.../0.8.6i/win32/
    Mac: http://download.videolan.org/pub/vid...0.8.6i/macosx/

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    Wow that's quite a few versions ago now.

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    I agree. There's a lot of nice new features in 0.9 and 1.0 it would be a shame to have to back to 0.8.6i. I have noticed VLCs DVD playback is worse on the Mac compared to Windows though. In my case, there are a lot of DVDs the teacher's use where the video is either scrambled with big blocks of green pixels everywhere or parts of the video is missing.

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