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VLC on Octane

Unread postby xion » Wed Feb 14, 2007 4:36 am

Does anyone have a newer version of VLC running successfully on their Octane. I tried the binary version 7.01, got dvd pictures but no sound.

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Unread postby Alver » Wed Feb 14, 2007 7:36 am

There's a brand spanking new version of mplayer that should do what you want... except playing encrypted dvds, which can't be one on irix so far.
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Unread postby Hakimoto » Thu Feb 15, 2007 7:23 am

Hm... yeah, i always missed VLC on IRIX. It's such a nice player. Plays anything you throw at it. But hey, it's out-of-date on Solaris too, I think I'm running it at 0.7.4 here or something, works, but could do with an update...

The source is freely available, anyone want to give it a shot for IRIX?

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Unread postby foetz » Fri Feb 16, 2007 5:23 pm

Hakimoto wrote:Hm... yeah, i always missed VLC on IRIX. It's such a nice player. Plays anything you throw at it.


yeah but only because it does have all included. a pita to compile therefore. i did it once and i'm surely not keen on doing it ever again :D
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Unread postby Alver » Sat Feb 17, 2007 3:37 am

I still don't get what VLC can do that mplayer can't :?
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Unread postby Hakimoto » Sat Feb 17, 2007 6:24 am

Alver wrote:I still don't get what VLC can do that mplayer can't :?


I suppose it's down to personal taste. I use both. If one won't play it, usually the other will...

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Unread postby tbcpp » Thu Mar 01, 2007 10:00 am

One nice thing about VLC is that it's really modularized. You can stream from a DVD to the network across the internet to annother system to the disk while you re-encode to send it back out the network. Really it's a really nice video transcoder thats not limited to file playback. But as was mentioned, its build process could be used to frighten small children.
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