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    VLC media player is so annoying!!!

    I just installed the latest version of VLC on Windows xp and whenever I open a folder "say my vacation photos folder" VLC opens up and tries to play my photos...so annoying!!!
    There is no way to un-associate files with this thing? I re-installed it and nothing changed...grrrr!!!

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    Re: VLC media player is so annoying!!!

    Quote Originally Posted by sudoer541 View Post
    I just installed the latest version of VLC on Windows xp and whenever I open a folder "say my vacation photos folder" VLC opens up and tries to play my photos...so annoying!!!
    There is no way to un-associate files with this thing? I re-installed it and nothing changed...grrrr!!!

    You can set file type association at install, un install it then pay attention when reinstalling.#


    hope this helps.

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    Re: VLC media player is so annoying!!!

    Yeah, you really shouldn't use the EXE install file of VLC. It is extremely intrusive, and puts key all over the registry. Honestly, half a size larger and you can call it spyware.

    Moral: use the ZIP file. Or even better, don't use VLC at all.
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    Re: VLC media player is so annoying!!!

    I never understand why people like VLC so much, it violates almost every rule of good application development.

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    Re: VLC media player is so annoying!!!

    Is there cvlc for windows? If so you could do *.ogg or something, and it'd only pick out the *.ogg files. But that's still frustrating.
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    Re: VLC media player is so annoying!!!

    Quote Originally Posted by Simian Man View Post
    I never understand why people like VLC so much, it violates almost every rule of good application development.
    I don't have any issues with it. How does it violate rules of good application development?

    What I love about vlc- first and foremost- I don't need quicktime to play .mov files!!!!! I haate quictime, itunes, and that worthless idiotic pain in the @** intrusive apple software updater. Last time I ran it there was some broken .msi file and it'd crash the updater and make me have to reboot every time it ran, and because of the broken .msi file, it'd fail uninstall it. It took me a while to get rid of it, and since I've upgraded to Win 7 (work machine) I've vowed to never install any crapple software on my computer again.

    2nd- it plays all the video format that wmp plays, all to formats that quicktime plays, and a few that both have issues with like goofy avi's...

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    Re: VLC media player is so annoying!!!

    VLC is just an Engine, the problem is the QT GUI implemented.

    (there are GTK and WxWidgets versions of VLC Frontends)

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    Re: VLC media player is so annoying!!!

    Quote Originally Posted by Simian Man View Post
    I never understand why people like VLC so much, it violates almost every rule of good application development.
    VLC is a good DVD player though if you hate windows media player.
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    Re: VLC media player is so annoying!!!

    Quote Originally Posted by SunnyRabbiera View Post
    VLC is a good DVD player though if you hate windows media player.
    WMP that shipped with Windows 7 is pretty nice.
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    Re: VLC media player is so annoying!!!

    Quote Originally Posted by SunnyRabbiera View Post
    VLC is a good DVD player though if you hate windows media player.
    That is all I use it for; DVDs
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