question for those torrent users

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  1. h.chua

    h.chua Active Member

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    whenever i download video files from torrent sites, the output, if played with vlc will show a slanted green line cutting through the screen. this happened with a few of the movies downloaded from different sites. i use transmission. any thoughts why this is so? i tried playing with other players, okay naman but there's always some other problem. i always thought vlc is the best, so i don't use other players. any thoughts why this happens if i play them in vlc?
     
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    ditoy_eagle Well-Known Member

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    For me quicktime is still the best player. Those that I used to play with VLC can now be played with quicktime, just download the latest codecs or also try Flip4Mac which plays wmv files thru Quicktime.
     
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    Hi h.chua.

    I don't think this is a torrent issue. Check with your player.

    A
     
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    I recently downloaded House M.D. season 1, and while playing, the video suddenly stops for more than 5 seconds, and then resumes again.
    I use VLC player since it won't play on Quicktime. :( The video files are in avi format.
     
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    For TV shows downloaded thru torrent, most likely it's in DivX format so just download this codec so it can play back in quicktime.
     
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    Probably it's a buffering issue on your machine. Make sure you don't have any download activities in the background while watching.
     
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    hmm, i see. anyway, thanks for all your replies. will try to download the divx codecs for quicktime. i think i already did, but it still says there are some missing plugins. anyway, i'll see what i can do.
     
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    Yes, I wasn't downloading anything in the background. I'm downloading a new torrent and I'll see if it goes the same. :p

    I hope it was just a bad torrent. Haha.
     
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    Speaking of quicktime, how havedownloadedsome subtitle files to work with my downloaded avi file. The subtitle works using VLC, but it wont work using quicktime. M I doing something wrong?
     
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    Speaking of video players. I tried to download windows media player 9 but unfortunately it cant be installed on my mac. Any tricks to do this?
     
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    Hi there!

    Try Flip4Mac (http://www.flip4mac.com). It provides Windows media and audio playback in Apple's Quicktime player. It's basically free, though there are additional features if you decide to upgrade to a full version.

    Flip4Mac is a recommended product from the Microsoft Media Player 9 for OS X website.
    http://www.microsoft.com/mac/otherproducts/otherproducts.aspx?pid=windowsmedia
     
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    It's a sign from above! Don't pirate movies! ;)
     
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    I download torrents all the time and I use vlc, and i've never had any problems. Quicktime would actually be a really good player but the audio is always so soft. vlc boosts the sound to more acceptable levels.
     
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    hahaha, karma indeed:cool:
     
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    Is there a way for quicktime or even DIVX player to show the subtitles?
     
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    AFAIK, only VLC can do that... that is, if there is an accompanying .srt with the downloaded file. I heard that another program, called Cellulo, automatically adds the .srt file when you play the avi movie. However, I heard too that Cellulo is prone to crashing. In both VLC and Cellulo,the .srt file should be in the same folder as the AVI.
     
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    I see, this subtitle file is .ass
    I was instructed also that if you change the filename of the subtitle file to the filename of the avi file and place them together in a folderthesubtitles will appear automatically. Apparently not :(
     
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    While your QuickTime movie is playing hold down the shift key then press on the up key to boost volume. ;)
     
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    Nice tip Goms, im always having problems with QT's volume so i rarely use it. It is still my default video player anyways.
     

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