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Windows 7: VLC - does MORE than you think

24 Nov 2011   #1
jimbo45

Linux CENTOS 7 / various Windows OS'es and servers
 
 
VLC - does MORE than you think

Hi all
VLC is much much more than a free DVD player. I've seen people recommend all sorts of player etc etc but you cannot beet the simplicity and versatility of VLC and it's also a TINY piece of software.

I have not yet seen a codec VIDEO or Audio that it can't handle.

Anyway here's some hidden gems also that you can do with VLC.

http://maketecheasier.com/5-things-y...-do/2010/05/06

cheers
jimbo


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24 Nov 2011   #2
Faceofjoe421

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Nice tips, I use VLC with Media Player Classic and have disabled Windows Media Player.
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24 Nov 2011   #3
flemur13013

Windows 7 Ultimate
 
 

VLC rocks. It's also one of the best pgms for handling different playlist formats.
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24 Nov 2011   #4
Faceofjoe421

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

The only negative thing is it plays high quality, good quality format movies really laggy, and there is no iTunes way of Playlists, like you can't make a movie playlists for each type of movie and easily access them.
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24 Nov 2011   #5
kado897

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit Service Pack 1
 
 

Another few things you probably didn't know VLC could do.

1. Record you PC screen.
2. If you have a TV card. Play the live stations from it.
3. Play video streams from the internet.
4. Play a video as a wallpaper.
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24 Nov 2011   #6
Corazon

Windows 7 Professional SP1 32-bit
 
 

I'm still looking for the "make me coffee" option in VLC's menus, but I agree - it rocks. Thanks jimbo45!
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24 Nov 2011   #7
kado897

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit Service Pack 1
 
 

The main thing wrong with VLC is the difficulty finding out how to do something. It's usually there but the documentation is dreadful (non existent).
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25 Nov 2011   #8
disasterpiece91

Windows 7 64 bit
 
 

MPC has CCCP add-ons, I may need to disagree with ya :P
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26 Nov 2011   #9
MilesAhead

Windows 7 32 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by jimbo45 View Post
Hi all
VLC is much much more than a free DVD player. I've seen people recommend all sorts of player etc etc but you cannot beet the simplicity and versatility of VLC and it's also a TINY piece of software.

I have not yet seen a codec VIDEO or Audio that it can't handle.

Anyway here's some hidden gems also that you can do with VLC.

http://maketecheasier.com/5-things-y...-do/2010/05/06

cheers
jimbo
It worked great for me until they added PGS and XSubs subtitle support. Now every time I touch it while playing a video it just goes away. I must have tried 20 different versions and nightly builds. They're all untouchable. Really frustrating!!

All it does for me is crash!
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27 Nov 2011   #10
mjf

Windows 7x64 Home Premium SP1
 
 

I can't get it to play audio bin/cue files.
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