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Discussion in 'OS X and OS X Apps' started by ewe_17, Oct 23, 2009.
Which is better on SL? Can I just install both? Thanks.
perian is a codec for quicktime, so you can play more video types right within quicktime x
while vlc is a completely separate media player.
i prefer perian because i don't like having multiple media players. i stick with apple software hehe. just me.
The video quality is also better in quicktime with perian... but the volume / sound is louder in VLC I have both plus flip4mac.
@ewe_17, go ahead and install both, no issues. I usually open the AVI/DivX files in VLC, everything else in QuickTime.
@miesha, use the shift-up arrow trick to increase QuickTime's maximum volume. While a movie is playing, hit shift-up arrow several times to boost the max volume.
VLC stutters sometimes and especially when I'm running another intensive app like when doing media conversion. I tried Quicktime with Perian instead [actually it was fullscreen Quicklook] and the video played with no issues. I still keep VLC though for playing other formats like flv or if I need a volume boost.
Unfortunately shift-up arrow does not work anymore for the new quicktime player in SL
Have you increased the buffer for VLC?
i just tried it now... shift + up/down arrow keys still works in quicktime X
whoa! thanks everyone! I'll just install both! am learning from all of you.. I heart philmug!
Tried that already. Anyway, it's not a big issue since I use Plex for viewing most of the time anyway.
Is Plex better than Front Row?
Plex has more info and eye candy but it does consume a lot of CPU cycles. What I like is that it remembers what I've watched already and auto-sorts my videos plus I can turn off fullscreen if I need to work on something else for a bit.
Supports video info scraping like movie posters, cast, credits, dvd cover art, etc. Also, supports the Apple Remote, which I really like.
^ hmm. sounds cool. will try that. thanks!
Front Row works best with iTunes. Quite a bit of setting up but it's a one time pain. The result makes it all worthwhile.
I use VLC for:
- louder sounds unlike Quicktime X
- Float on Top
- when I am watching videos while doing other things
- I like the animation of half windows size and normal window size hehe
I use Quicktime X:
- If I want to watch a video on fullscreen
- I like the fast forward
@marknt15, just wondering, why not stick with VLC when you want fullscreen?
I can also do that but I want to use quicktime X with its fast forward functionality.
Furthermore, I think that quicktime X's display is more cooler than VLC. Not a big deal though
Yah, I like QT X's control interface better too