I love VLC. The simple reason: it comes in a package. No clumsy codec downloads or crappy, hard to update codec packs. So when I thought of switching to Mac (will talk about that during the coming weeks), I was happy to see that VLC was there.
But VLC on Mac comes packed with a huge problem. All your movies, TV Shows skip randomly and the whole experience is not perfect at all. It feels like playing from a badly scratched DVD. The surprising thing is that the same videos work flawlessly in QuickTime + Perian, which by the way is way better than any windows-based codec pack.
The good news is that after Googling and fiddling around with VLC Preferences, I’ve finally found a simple solution. Turns out, the problem is not with VLC but with the default settings that it comes with. Here is what you need to do to fix it.
So that’s it. VLC on Mac plays videos perfectly as it should.
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