VLC Media Player crashes with .avi files

Discussion in 'Video Hardware' started by SparkyGuy, Jun 26, 2009.

  1. SparkyGuy

    SparkyGuy Guest

    I'm running VLC 0.9.9a -- the last release for PPC -- under OS X 10.4.11. I
    have Perian 1.1.3 component installed.

    All .avi videos I start playing crash within a few seconds.

    Is 0.9.9a really the stable release for PPC & 10.4.11? Or is there a more
    recent / stable version? This page gives the basic instructions as to what
    version is compatible with what:

    <http://www.videolan.org/vlc/download-macosx.html>

    The ftp archive of releases is quite baffling with no real descriptions of
    what's compatible with what:

    <http://download.videolan.org/pub/videolan/vlc>

    Any ideas why VLC is crashing on me?

    Thanks.
     
    SparkyGuy, Jun 26, 2009
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  2. SparkyGuy

    SparkyGuy Guest

    > Any ideas why VLC is crashing on me?

    I "downgraded" to VLC 0.8.6i and the crashing went away. Fixed the symptom
    but the problem is unknown...
     
    SparkyGuy, Jun 26, 2009
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  3. Dave Balderstone, Jun 26, 2009
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  4. SparkyGuy

    ushere Guest

    Ken Maltby wrote:
    > "gtr" <> wrote in message news:2009062523060416807-xxx@yyyzzz...
    >> On 2009-06-25 20:52:38 -0700, SparkyGuy <> said:
    >>
    >>> I'm running VLC 0.9.9a -- the last release for PPC... -- under OS X
    >>> 10.4.11.

    >> So no one is confused: I'm runnning VLC 1.0.0-rc4 on a PPC under 100.5.7
    >> though. So they didn't abandon PPC, but perhaps they abandoned 10.4.
    >>
    >> Incidentally it periodically crashes, something it very rarely did pre
    >> 1.0.
    >> --
    >> Thank you and have a nice day.
    >>

    >
    > Crashes, but how is that so, you have a Mac, not a PC???
    >
    > Lol;
    > Ken
    >
    >

    OMG, a mac that crashes?

    (exit stage right shaking head in disbelief...)
     
    ushere, Jun 26, 2009
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  5. SparkyGuy

    Guest

    gtr <> writes:
    > On 2009-06-25 20:52:38 -0700, SparkyGuy <> said:
    > > I'm running VLC 0.9.9a -- the last release for PPC... -- under OS X 10.4.11.


    > So no one is confused: I'm runnning VLC 1.0.0-rc4 on a PPC under


    "rc" in the version number usually means "release candidate". It's not a
    normal public release but rather a kind of beta - normally in an
    rc version, no new features will have been added from the previous
    test releases, but bugs will have been fixed.

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    , Jun 26, 2009
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  6. SparkyGuy

    Warren Oates Guest

    In article <>,
    "Ken Maltby" <> wrote:

    > Funny VLC runs fine on my PC.


    Runs fine on my Mac too (0.9.9a). What's your point?
    --
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    with a giant halfwit on a dark deserted street.
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    Warren Oates, Jun 26, 2009
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  7. SparkyGuy wrote:
    > I'm running VLC 0.9.9a -- the last release for PPC -- under OS X 10.4.11. I
    > have Perian 1.1.3 component installed.
    >
    > All .avi videos I start playing crash within a few seconds.
    >
    > Is 0.9.9a really the stable release for PPC & 10.4.11? Or is there a more
    > recent / stable version? This page gives the basic instructions as to what
    > version is compatible with what:
    >
    > <http://www.videolan.org/vlc/download-macosx.html>
    >
    > The ftp archive of releases is quite baffling with no real descriptionsof
    > what's compatible with what:
    >
    > <http://download.videolan.org/pub/videolan/vlc>
    >
    > Any ideas why VLC is crashing on me?


    No, it did the same here, if I put too many music files in the music
    library lists. The newest version 1.0.0rc4 is far more stable and I
    haven't had any problems with this build.
    http://www.versiontracker.com/dyn/moreinfo/macosx/10921316

    cheers, Erik Richard

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    Erik Richard Sørensen, Jun 26, 2009
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  8. SparkyGuy

    Calum Guest

    Ken Maltby wrote:

    > I guess you guys must have missed all those Apple commercials,
    > that claim, that the cool Mac computers don't crash, like those
    > dull PCs.


    Nobody here said their Mac crashed. Just one bit of software, which
    isn't written by Apple. Even Apple can't stop other people from writing
    crap software.

    At least, when other people's software crashes on a Mac, it doesn't
    leave all sorts of random problems that usually end up with you having
    to reboot the damn thing.
     
    Calum, Jun 26, 2009
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  9. SparkyGuy

    J. Clarke Guest

    gtr wrote:
    > On 2009-06-26 13:03:11 -0700, "Ken Maltby" <>
    > said:
    >
    >>>>> Funny VLC runs fine on my PC.
    >>>>
    >>>> Runs fine on my Mac too (0.9.9a). What's your point?
    >>>
    >>> That PC's totally ROOL, what else? Ooops, I forgot the most
    >>> important thing, Apple SUX.
    >>>
    >>> Speling also SUX.

    >>
    >> I guess you guys must have missed all those Apple commercials,
    >> that claim, that the cool Mac computers don't crash, like those
    >> dull PCs.

    >
    > No, I saw those. I also own a Mac that crashes maybe once a year, and
    > a PC that crashes at least once a month if I'm not extra careful.


    If you find that unacceptable then you should get it fixed That is not
    normal behavior for Windows 2K and later. If you find it acceptable then
    why do you mention it?

    >> It must be nice for Apple to be able to put out whatever
    >> propaganda it wishes, knowing there is no "PC" company to pay
    >> for ads to set the record straight.

    >
    > Oh it's so very very unjust! Can't SOMETHING be done about the
    > injustice! We should write to our congressman, right?


    Personally I just don't buy Apple products. Their "Mac vs PC" ads have so
    far cost them the sale of an iPod and an iPhone. It is a style of
    advertising that reflects badly on Apple. As a matter of principle I do not
    if I have another option buy products from companies whose advertising
    consists mostly of bashing the competition. I don't vote for politicians
    whose advertising does that either, which in some cases means that neither
    major party candidate gets my vote.

    >> It also appears that you Fanboys can't stand it if there is anyone
    >> who points out the inconsistency.

    >
    > It's not pointing out the inconsistency, it's "fanboys" interrupting
    > conversations that have nothing to do with Mac v. PC in order to carp
    > about Apple advertisements on television. That makes a lot of sense.
     
    J. Clarke, Jun 27, 2009
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  10. SparkyGuy

    J. Clarke Guest

    Calum wrote:
    > Ken Maltby wrote:
    >
    >> I guess you guys must have missed all those Apple commercials,
    >> that claim, that the cool Mac computers don't crash, like those
    >> dull PCs.

    >
    > Nobody here said their Mac crashed. Just one bit of software, which
    > isn't written by Apple. Even Apple can't stop other people from
    > writing crap software.
    >
    > At least, when other people's software crashes on a Mac, it doesn't
    > leave all sorts of random problems that usually end up with you having
    > to reboot the damn thing.


    Lemme guess--the last time you actually used Windows was in 1998.
     
    J. Clarke, Jun 27, 2009
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  11. SparkyGuy

    ushere Guest


    > You seem to have a problem keeping straight who said what in this
    > crossposted thread.
    >
    > I don't know about "J. Clarke" but I would not "hang around Mac
    > groups", on a bet - (but if I wanted to find a gay bar, the Apple
    > crowd would be the place to ask). I am here because the thread is
    > posted to "rec.video.desktop", as well.
    >
    > Luck; Ken
    >
    >

    fanboi with knickers in a twist ;-)

    seriously, as ken pointed out, if you must cross dress / post, you leave
    yourself open to all sorts of abuse...
     
    ushere, Jun 27, 2009
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  12. SparkyGuy

    J. Clarke Guest

    gtr wrote:
    > On 2009-06-26 16:40:18 -0700, "J. Clarke" <>
    > said:
    >
    >>> No, I saw those. I also own a Mac that crashes maybe once a year,
    >>> and a PC that crashes at least once a month if I'm not extra
    >>> careful.

    >>
    >> If you find that unacceptable then you should get it fixed That is
    >> not normal behavior for Windows 2K and later. If you find it
    >> acceptable then why do you mention it?

    >
    > Isn't it obvious? Because you're here, irritated by people who aren't
    > consuming with their computers failings.


    I don't know any people whose computers have failings. I used to but I did
    my job too well and now they don't need me anymore.

    > For that, go to Windows
    > discussions. I mention the number of crashes between the two systems
    > because you interjected that in the middle of another topic in order
    > to carp about Macs.


    I did? Care to link the post in which I did that? I believe that you have
    me confused withs someone else.

    > If you don't like Macs that's fine, why are you
    > here bellyaching about Apple advertising and "fanboys", by the way?


    Because that's the direction the conversation has taken? However please
    provide a link to _any_ post, _anywhere_, in which I have used the term
    "fanboys".

    >>>> It must be nice for Apple to be able to put out whatever
    >>>> propaganda it wishes, knowing there is no "PC" company to pay
    >>>> for ads to set the record straight.
    >>>
    >>> Oh it's so very very unjust! Can't SOMETHING be done about the
    >>> injustice! We should write to our congressman, right?

    >>
    >> Personally I just don't buy Apple products.

    >
    > Great, but inexplicably you hang around Mac groups carping about their
    > advertising you primping little troll! Explain that one. Do you hang
    > out at gay bars complaining about queers too, and proudly telling
    > folks how heterosexual you are? Sheesh.


    Actually, I'm hanging around "rec.video.desktop". If I had noticed the
    crosspost I would not have even participated in the discussion. Perhaps if
    you Mac people weren't so easily stirred up the trolls wouldn't be
    crossposting to your newsgroups.
     
    J. Clarke, Jun 27, 2009
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  13. SparkyGuy

    Warren Oates Guest

    In article <>,
    "J. Clarke" <> wrote:

    > Personally I just don't buy Apple products. Their "Mac vs PC" ads have so
    > far cost them the sale of an iPod and an iPhone. It is a style of
    > advertising that reflects badly on Apple. As a matter of principle I do not
    > if I have another option buy products from companies whose advertising
    > consists mostly of bashing the competition. I don't vote for politicians
    > whose advertising does that either, which in some cases means that neither
    > major party candidate gets my vote.


    Jesus H. Fuckbucket, you must be a real fun guy to be around.
    --
    Suddenly he realized that he was alone
    with a giant halfwit on a dark deserted street.
    -- Chester Himes
     
    Warren Oates, Jun 27, 2009
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  14. SparkyGuy

    J.J. O'Shea Guest

    On Fri, 26 Jun 2009 19:41:40 -0400, J. Clarke wrote
    (in article <>):

    > Calum wrote:
    >> Ken Maltby wrote:
    >>
    >>> I guess you guys must have missed all those Apple commercials,
    >>> that claim, that the cool Mac computers don't crash, like those
    >>> dull PCs.

    >>
    >> Nobody here said their Mac crashed. Just one bit of software, which
    >> isn't written by Apple. Even Apple can't stop other people from
    >> writing crap software.
    >>
    >> At least, when other people's software crashes on a Mac, it doesn't
    >> leave all sorts of random problems that usually end up with you having
    >> to reboot the damn thing.

    >
    > Lemme guess--the last time you actually used Windows was in 1998.


    Nah. This morning. WinXP Pro 32.

    It crashed. Froze up solid, had to be restarted.

    I was performing a test: that machine had been freezing often when Computer
    Associate's Internet Security Suite was installed. I'd removed it and put AVG
    on instead. Freezes went away for weeks. I deleted AVG, put CA ISS back on,
    and it froze again, in the same way as before, within 12 hours. CA ISS is now
    gone from that machine, and AVG is back.

    I'm currently awaiting a little chat with CA tech non-support. I can't _wait_
    to see how they explain this. Anyone what to bet that they try to blame
    something, anything, else for the problem?

    As Macs don't have any serious malware infestations, the last major malware
    to be on the loose being back in 1998, Macs don't have AV packages which can
    crash the whole computer...

    --
    email to oshea dot j dot j at gmail dot com.
     
    J.J. O'Shea, Jun 27, 2009
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  15. SparkyGuy

    J.J. O'Shea Guest

    On Sat, 27 Jun 2009 09:40:29 -0400, Mike Rosenberg wrote
    (in article <1j1yqs4.1taaeem40utw8N%>):

    > J.J. O'Shea <> wrote:
    >
    >> As Macs don't have any serious malware infestations, the last major malware
    >> to be on the loose being back in 1998, Macs don't have AV packages which can
    >> crash the whole computer...

    >
    > Let's be fair - there _ARE_ Mac users who, for some reason, choose to
    > inflict Norton Antivirus for Macintosh on their machines, and that _can_
    > bring a Mac to its knees.
    >
    >


    But they don't have to. Anyone who runs a WinBox anywhere near the Internet
    and _doesn't_ have AV installed is just begging for the beating he's gonna
    get. Mac users don't need AV, so any AV wounds are strictly self-inflicted.
    If they gotta have AV, let 'em use ClamXav. It's free, and it doesn't kill
    your machine.

    And, after my previous experience with Symantec products, Norton anything
    will never, ever, again be installed on any machine I'm responsible for, Mac
    or Windows.

    --
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    J.J. O'Shea, Jun 27, 2009
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  16. This is ridiculous.

    Apple can't even make THEIR OWN software run without crashing on THEIR OWN
    MACHINES! You guys missed that?

    Apples weren't virus targets in the past because NO ONE USED THEM!

    A Mac can be infected just as easily as any PC can.

    If it weren't for the iPod and the iPhone Apple would have gone the way fo
    the Dinosaur.

    I have three 8 core macs here and 44 PCs. The only difference between them
    is that OSX is more like a Playskool OS and requires a lot more effort to do
    simple things. I usually run XP on the macs because OSX is dog slow
    comparatively.

    One of the reasons third part apps crash is because ever since OSX was
    introduced it has been UNFINISHED! So developers have a much tougher task
    than you might think.
     
    Flatulent Father Flannigan, Jun 27, 2009
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  17. SparkyGuy

    Tom Stiller Guest

    In article <4kv1m.1661$>,
    "Flatulent Father Flannigan" <> wrote:

    > This is ridiculous.
    >
    > Apple can't even make THEIR OWN software run without crashing on THEIR OWN
    > MACHINES! You guys missed that?
    >
    > Apples weren't virus targets in the past because NO ONE USED THEM!
    >
    > A Mac can be infected just as easily as any PC can.
    >
    > If it weren't for the iPod and the iPhone Apple would have gone the way fo
    > the Dinosaur.
    >
    > I have three 8 core macs here and 44 PCs. The only difference between them
    > is that OSX is more like a Playskool OS and requires a lot more effort to do
    > simple things. I usually run XP on the macs because OSX is dog slow
    > comparatively.
    >
    > One of the reasons third part apps crash is because ever since OSX was
    > introduced it has been UNFINISHED! So developers have a much tougher task
    > than you might think.


    Father Flannigan's flatulence is in his brain.

    --
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    Tom Stiller, Jun 27, 2009
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  18. SparkyGuy

    Tom Stiller Guest

    In article <>,
    "Richard Crowley" <> wrote:

    > Tom Stiller wrote:
    > > Father Flannigan's flatulence is in his brain.

    >
    > Is that the level of debate over there on the mac newsgroups?
    > Juvenile name-calling? Brilliant!


    I called no one a name.

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    Tom Stiller, Jun 28, 2009
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  19. SparkyGuy

    John Varela Guest

    On Sat, 27 Jun 2009 07:27:32 UTC, ushere
    <> wrote:

    >
    > > You seem to have a problem keeping straight who said what in this
    > > crossposted thread.
    > >
    > > I don't know about "J. Clarke" but I would not "hang around Mac
    > > groups", on a bet - (but if I wanted to find a gay bar, the Apple
    > > crowd would be the place to ask). I am here because the thread is
    > > posted to "rec.video.desktop", as well.
    > >
    > > Luck; Ken
    > >
    > >

    > fanboi with knickers in a twist ;-)
    >
    > seriously, as ken pointed out, if you must cross dress / post, you leave
    > yourself open to all sorts of abuse...


    This entire thread was crossposted to

    Newsgroups:
    comp.sys.mac.apps,comp.sys.mac.hardware.video,rec.video.desktop

    by the Original Poster, who seems to have abandoned the thread.

    If you check back, you'll see that it was Ken who didn't recognize
    the difference between an application crash and a system crash and
    had to make an ignorant and gratuitous dig at Mac users.

    --
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    John Varela, Jun 28, 2009
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  20. SparkyGuy

    John Varela Guest

    On Sat, 27 Jun 2009 20:30:53 UTC, "Flatulent Father Flannigan"
    <> wrote:

    > One of the reasons third part apps crash is because ever since OSX was
    > introduced it has been UNFINISHED!


    Ye Gods! Mac OS X is UNIX, which has been finished for some time
    now.

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    John Varela, Jun 28, 2009
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