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VLC issues
Authored by: chyna4xena on Oct 18, '06 04:33:43PM

My experience has been that VLC actually plays back MPEG1, MPEG2 and DivX movies with far less CPU consumption than QuickTime with the same videos.

Like most, I find the scrubbing in VLC to be abominable, and cueing and reviewing impossible; but that is offset by using the FF and REV buttons, a single click on these jumping 30 secs forward or backward (a handy feature that QT doesn't have!).

It is true that VLC has been able to play back all the codecs that Perian supports, but Perian has advantages other than just playback - by integrating with QT we can now re-encode those formats (with QTPro) and, importantly, we expose those formats for use with all the programmes that work with or import "any QuickTime-compatible video file" ... which is just about every programme that uses video in some fashion. That's Perian's killer feature.

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