VLC could die

Posted by: MacBozo

VLC could die - 12/16/09 01:34 PM

Needs Mac devs to continue:

All work on the Mac version of VLC may soon have to come to a halt, says VideoLAN.
Posted by: MacBozo

Re: VLC could die - 12/16/09 02:05 PM

Should this also be in the Programming section? You know, just for the exposure?
Posted by: MacBozo

Re: VLC could die - 12/16/09 02:34 PM

Thanks to the "man behind the curtain" for moving this. Is this Kansas? laugh
Posted by: John Rougeux

Re: VLC could die - 12/16/09 03:43 PM

Noooooooooooooooooo!! I hope that some developers step up and let VLC continue on.
Posted by: zwei

Re: VLC could die - 12/17/09 07:33 AM

Doesn't surprise me. Open source software has one huge drawback. No money, no guarantees.
Posted by: NucleusG4

Re: VLC could die - 12/17/09 02:39 PM

Not understanding this since I don't use those apps anymore...


From one of the posters..

Ok, this cannot happen!

For one thing, it would destroy Handbrake and FairMount...

Posted by: MacBozo

Re: VLC could die - 12/17/09 02:41 PM

I rarely use VLC, but it has come in handy for that rare video file that nothing else will open.
Posted by: starmillway

Re: VLC could die - 12/17/09 03:32 PM



I use it, and it might sound convoluted, but here is how.

I have EyeTV and watch DirecTV progs on my 24 inch iMac. If I open VLC I can "capture" the EyeTV picture and watch using VLC.

Why would I do that? Well, VLC has losts more bells and whistles for controlling the view and sound of the EyeTV reception.

Kate


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Posted by: Mike

Re: VLC could die - 12/17/09 03:50 PM

Man, I hope not! I use it a lot!
Posted by: TCPMeta

Re: VLC could die - 12/18/09 04:50 AM

I use VLC for all of my media. I would hate it to see it go away.
Posted by: zwei

Re: VLC could die - 12/18/09 08:45 AM

Originally Posted By: NucleusG4
Not understanding this since I don't use those apps anymore...


From one of the posters..

Ok, this cannot happen!

For one thing, it would destroy Handbrake and FairMount...


Handbrake uses VLC to break the CSS encryption on DVDs. (it used to do it by itself, but they stripped that out).
Posted by: starmillway

Re: VLC could die - 12/18/09 11:37 AM


Well rats! DVDRemaster uses FairMount so maybe VLC will affect DVDR too?

Posted by: John Rougeux

Re: VLC could die - 12/18/09 02:54 PM

Good news!

http://macdailynews.com/index.php/weblog/comments/23403/

VIdeoLAN: VLC for Mac death is greatly exaggerated
Posted by: starmillway

Re: VLC could die - 12/18/09 03:28 PM



Interesting. Lunettes. Mac version in works.

Maybe just for developing and then it will become VLC.

Good news, indeed.

Thanks