Since the latest version of VLC, I’m having problem playing some of my movie files. It’s quitting unexpectedly everytime I’m opening a file. I tried deleting the preferences, uninstall and reinstall older version. Nothing worked.
I decided to give up (where I generally don’t) and go back to Quicktime with Perian, the plugin for Quicktime that extend the formats beyond the simple MOV to AVI, DIVX, FLV, MKV, GVI, VP6, and VFW.
I was hesitating to change as one of the thing I really like about VLC is the possibility to increase the volume beyond the limit of the system level. The volume of some movies are so low (even at pick level) that you absolutely need this feature.
Until today I thought it was impossible to be done under Quicktime. But thanks to this post from nivmedia I learned that by holding the Shift key and the up arrow you can increase the volume further than the system and Quicktime volume bar level.