Tag: VLC

Viewing Anamorphic Widescreen Videos in VLC Media Player

Here’s a quick tip if you’ve got old DVDs that you’ve ripped to video files. The DVD format used to squeeze widescreen video into the legacy 4:3 aspect ratio in order to be compatible with the video formats used on older televisions. This legacy resolution was used given the relative but declining popularity of older …

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TPG IPTV Playlist and Setup Guide

This is mainly to refresh my own memory but thought others might benefit from it. If you are on TPG ADSL2+ and you want it use their IPTV service then you might like to use the channel playlist for VLC player which you can find on this page. You can also find a setup guide …

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VLC Gains Funding for WinRT Version

While Windows itself supports a number of mainstream audio and video formats you may still want the peace of mind of a “Swiss Army knife” solution – an app that will pretty much play anything you can throw at it. VLC on the desktop is a fine example of such a solution. The good news …

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Fix Choppy Audio in VLC Player

Update: If this doesn’t work for you then read this post. For a long time, VLC has been one of the well regarded media players with its ability to play almost any audio and video format without having to install special codec packs. It’s relatively small size in terms of disk space consumption and memory …

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iTunes Playing Audio Out of Sync With Audio

This is just an observation that I have made on my own computer so I don’t know if this is more widespread. Today, I was troubleshooting an issue when playing videos and the audio going in and out of sync (or maybe vice versa depending on how you anchor things). This was happening in Windows …

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Keep YouTube Videos for Posterity with KeepVid

KeepVid Video Link Submission

I’m sure we have all come across a YouTube video or two that, for one reason or another, became an instant favourite or stirred up some sort of nostalgia for the old days. Whilst broadband speeds have been increasing and video sharing has become more popular, sometimes it isn’t so possible to get to YouTube …

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iTunes for Windows – Good, Bad or Ugly?

Apple iTunes APIs

Not too long ago, Steve Jobs made a general comment regarding platforms in defence of the changes to the iPhone SDK agreement, specifically: We’ve been there before, and intermediate layers between the platform and the developer ultimately produces sub-standard apps and hinders the progress of the platform. Somehow, the extrapolation has been made that Steve …

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