superimposedmedia wrote:I decided to try out VLC 0.8.4 via Wine and it works. The biggest problem is the serious lack of available memory resources.
if people like wine they should use it, however in my experience, vlc in wine is a hacky solution (i'd use one or the other, but not both) and you can't expect efficiency from that. to me the "only" way to run vlc (in sugar or anywhere else) is to run a native gnu/linux version of vlc. (if
wine+vlc is truly satisfactory there's no reason not to do it.) i think there used to be a way to do that in sugar, i'm not sure it still works for everyone? in which case i'm sure it will be possible again in the future.
i think i've used an ubuntu version (at least a couple years old) of vlc in sugar, which is fine, but not much more ideal (using semi-compatible versions never is ideal, nor often recommended) than wine+vlc. the performance was as good as could be expected, almost certainly better than using it under wine.
the last time i tried setting up vlc that way in sugar it didn't work, as there was probably some minor difference between what i did the first time and what i did most recently. vlc is a great player, the only one i'd recommend to everybody, although personally i'd rather use a minimalist version of mplayer. have you tried the less than perfect mplayer activity? (it seems about as good as any
graphical implementation of mplayer.)