Linked by Thom Holwerda on Sun 19th Feb 2012 11:40 UTC
Multimedia, AV VLC 2.0 has been released. "With faster decoding on multi-core, GPU, and mobile hardware and the ability to open more formats, notably professional, HD and 10bits codecs, 2.0 is a major upgrade for VLC. Twoflower has a new rendering pipeline for video, with higher quality subtitles, and new video filters to enhance your videos. It supports many new devices and BluRay Discs (experimental). Completely reworked Mac and Web interfaces and improvements in the other interfaces make VLC easier than ever to use. Twoflower fixes several hundreds of bugs, in more than 7000 commits from 160 volunteers."
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RE[2]: play/pause on LMB
by wojtek on Sun 19th Feb 2012 12:28 UTC in reply to "RE: play/pause on LMB"
wojtek
Member since:
2010-01-24

I don't know about you but I don't have a few meters long arms to reach to my keyboard while sitting comfortably in my armchair…

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RE[3]: play/pause on LMB
by Thom_Holwerda on Sun 19th Feb 2012 12:32 in reply to "RE[2]: play/pause on LMB"
Thom_Holwerda Member since:
2005-06-29

And you do have a few metres long arms to reach for your mouse?

A remote control is only a few euros. Much better option.

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RE[4]: play/pause on LMB
by wojtek on Sun 19th Feb 2012 12:38 in reply to "RE[3]: play/pause on LMB"
wojtek Member since:
2010-01-24

lemme think: I already have wireless mouse, I only need to start/pause playback. Why should I waste money when I already can do that in almost every other video player? To answer your subsequent question - so why I'm /trolling/ about vlc? because it is great software and i would love that it's even better.

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RE[4]: play/pause on LMB
by bassbeast on Mon 20th Feb 2012 15:58 in reply to "RE[3]: play/pause on LMB"
bassbeast Member since:
2007-11-11

The better question would be "Why does he NEED to buy a remote for such basic functionality?" because lets be honest folks, he's not asking for some incredibly complex uberrare function here, just a simple 'click the movie and the movie stops" which frankly ever other MP I've seen does.

I know that when I'm working on multiple PCs (which is quite often) its a heck of a lot easier to just click the mouse instead of reaching over for the keyboard. this is a problem I've noticed with a lot of freeware, some developer decides he don't like feature X or would rather be working for new thing Y and simply ignores basic usability.

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RE[3]: play/pause on LMB
by looncraz on Sun 19th Feb 2012 16:42 in reply to "RE[2]: play/pause on LMB"
looncraz Member since:
2005-07-24

Hey, why don't you do what I did and buy a $8 IR remote control?? It identifies itself as a keyboard & mouse to Linux/Windows/Haiku and works just fine.

You setup a few key bindings in VLC and then you have full control with a nice remote control (pause, play, fast forward, rewind, volume, etc...).

--The loon

PS: I *HATE* the idea of the video playing/stopping with the LMB.

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RE[4]: play/pause on LMB
by -oblio- on Mon 20th Feb 2012 07:53 in reply to "RE[3]: play/pause on LMB"
-oblio- Member since:
2008-05-27

I already have a wireless trackball. Why would I buy a useless gadget (remote) when I can do everything I want with a mouse?

Just a note (also notice that Youtube and all the well-behaved Flash players allow play/pause through left click).

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