VLC and LMDE in VirtualBox problems

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VLC and LMDE in VirtualBox problems

Postby lKingjr » Mon Oct 11, 2010 9:04 pm

I am having memory leaks, freezes etc. trying to run VLC in LMDE, well seems any Debian based Linux because the new crunchbang does the same thing. I have no problem running VLC in any other flavor of Mint, Ubuntu, PcLinuxOS, Fedora, Sabayon or openSUSE as VB guests.

Anyone have any thoughts?
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Re: VLC and LMDE in VirtualBox problems

Postby DrHu » Tue Oct 12, 2010 6:05 am

Actually some context could help, here
--which VLC version are you using

Yes, VLC on Debian has a history of problems/bugs?
http://packages.qa.debian.org/v/vlc/new ... 3910Z.html
    Which vlc version are you using..

Run vlc from the terminal, any error messages ?
http://osdir.com/ml/debian-bugs-dist/20 ... 02242.html
http://freshmeat.net/projects/vlc

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Re: VLC and LMDE in VirtualBox problems

Postby lKingjr » Tue Oct 12, 2010 6:35 am

DrHu wrote:Actually some context could help, here
--which VLC version are you using

Yes, VLC on Debian has a history of problems/bugs?
http://packages.qa.debian.org/v/vlc/new ... 3910Z.html
    Which vlc version are you using..

Run vlc from the terminal, any error messages ?
http://osdir.com/ml/debian-bugs-dist/20 ... 02242.html
http://freshmeat.net/projects/vlc


I actually uninstalled VLC because of the issues and installed gnome-player(which runs fine). it turns out is more likely a VirtualBox problem. Just to see, I installed a trial version of Parallels Desktop and installed the debian-based crunchbang "statler" into it as a guest. It ran VLC just fine, no memory leaks, no freezing, no stuttering, no problems at all. Seeing I have read in various posts people have no problem running it natively, and I had no problem running it in PD. it seems it must be related to VB.
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