January 1, 2010 | Misc

VLC

I wrote a few weeks ago about VLC sporting a Santa hat icon for Christmas. Look like things are back to normal again after New Year’s Day: Whereas, before, the hat showed up on the VLC icon in Help: About: The Controversy Over the VLC Santa Hat Although most people who wrote about the topic [...]

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December 18, 2009 | Uncategorized

I noticed today that VLC’s icon has a Santa hat. That was surprising, since I haven’t updated the current version of VLC since I installed it. Actually, I think it’s an Easter egg, as people are discovering on Randy Jensen’s blog, Gear Diary, and Help for Linux. It’s happening on Windows, too, according to the [...]

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September 8, 2008 | HowTo, Power User

Sometimes, a video’s audio isn’t synchronized with video for some reason or another. To sync audio and video on the fly in VLC: In VLC 0.9.4: press Ctrl+k to increase delay, and Ctrl+l to decrease delay. In VLC 0.8.6: press k to increase delay, and j to decrease delay. That’s without holding Ctrl. If you [...]

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July 7, 2008 | HowTo, Power User

Even though Flash FLV movies have become something of an Internet standard, some sites persist in presenting movies in Quicktime format. Here’s how to view them if you have trouble playing them in your browser. Reasons Quicktime movies might not play in your browser might include: You don’t have the latest Quicktime plugin installed. You [...]

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