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    Phoronix: VLC 3.0-RC3 Released With Hardware Decoding That Works On All Platforms

    VLC lead developer Jean-Baptiste Kempf has released the big VLC 3.0-RC3 update for Christmas...

    http://www.phoronix.com/scan.php?pag...0-RC3-Released

  • #2
    Oh yes! My body is ready!!!

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    • #3
      Seems like they still got quite some fixing to do: https://trac.videolan.org/vlc/query?...ilestone=3.0.0

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      • #4
        Few question.
        1. VLC 2.2.X not support hardware accelerations?
        2. How to check if VLC 3.0 use correct HW on GPU?

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        • #5
          i dont see a RC3 Michael. perhaps you meant a RC2 ? ( i see he hasnt released the Binaries yet
          Last edited by Anvil; 12-25-2017, 05:32 PM.

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          • #6
            Originally posted by phoronix View Post
            experimental Wayland support
            Meanwhile MPV has stable Wayland support since years. There even was a full rewrite two months ago: https://github.com/mpv-player/mpv/co...d9ae84460d5e19

            Why is VLC so slow in that regard?

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            • #7
              Originally posted by Awesomeness View Post

              Meanwhile MPV has stable Wayland support since years. There even was a full rewrite two months ago: https://github.com/mpv-player/mpv/co...d9ae84460d5e19

              Why is VLC so slow in that regard?
              Because VLC does way more than just play movies. Long before chromecast was a thing, I used VLC to cast movies and videos in my house. I've also used it to add subtitles and trans code. It's like a jack-of all trades, but that comes with the downside of being a massive code base that's slow to change.

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              • #8
                Originally posted by Anvil View Post
                i dont see a RC3 Michael. perhaps you meant a RC2 ? ( i see he hasnt released the Binaries yet
                I see it. It's here.

                I just wish VLC would bring back the ability to play MIDI files. Now I need a separate player for that

                I know MIDI might not be that popular, but the ability to have the entire 2h32m FFVII soundtrack take up only 1.44MB of space is amazing. Sure, you need a good soundfont, but once you have the soundfont, you can play all your midi files. You could stream your music all day and it would take maybe 10MB of consumed bandwidth.

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by Awesomeness View Post

                  Meanwhile MPV has stable Wayland support since years. There even was a full rewrite two months ago: https://github.com/mpv-player/mpv/co...d9ae84460d5e19

                  Why is VLC so slow in that regard?
                  Iirc Qt Wayland support doesn't expose the things their user interface relies on

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by slacka View Post
                    Because VLC does way more than just play movies. Long before chromecast was a thing, I used VLC to cast movies and videos in my house.
                    That's not an answer. Transcoding code is not related at all to the video output code.


                    Originally posted by nanonyme View Post
                    Iirc Qt Wayland support doesn't expose the things their user interface relies on
                    And what on earth should that be? Buttons? Other Qt-based media players work just fine: https://imgur.com/qbWDk3q

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