VLC Interface Error

Jasper Frumau jasperfrumau at gmail.com
Sun Oct 3 23:35:22 PDT 2010

On Sun, Oct 3, 2010 at 9:17 PM, Ryan Schmidt <ryandesign at macports.org>wrote:

> On Oct 3, 2010, at 12:10, Jasper Frumau wrote:
> > On Sun, Oct 3, 2010 at 8:25 PM, Ryan Schmidt wrote:
> >
> >> Have you tried double-clicking VLC in the /Applications/MacPorts folder?
> That would be the usual way to start VLC on Mac OS X.
> >
> > I did just now - thanks for that - and then I got these errors:
> http://pastebin.com/u32GxWWz  Any ideas what is going on here?
> No, sorry. VLC is a large program that is difficult to compile. This is why
> VLC in MacPorts is stuck at version 1.0.6 instead of being updated to
> version 1.1.3:
> http://trac.macports.org/ticket/25431
> And apparently even our 1.0.6 has problems, as you're discovering. Part of
> the problem is that VLC depends on libraries like ffmpeg and x264 which have
> not yet released stable versions and so are in a constant state of change;
> probably VLC 1.0.6 worked with the versions of ffmpeg and x264 we had in
> MacPorts at the time VLC 1.0.6 was released, but not with the newer versions
> of those libraries we now have in MacPorts. The errors you're seeing don't
> appear to be related to those libraries, but I just wanted to illustrate the
> types of problems we've had with the VLC port in the past.
> You may be better off downloading the precompiled VLC from the VLC project
> itself:
> http://www.videolan.org/
Used that before and could not open the DVD. Downloaded VLC 1.2.2.dmg, tried
again. It failed again. Added error log here: http://pastebin.com/6T7hbd1x .
Will ask for help at VLC forum. Thanks
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