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Lack of Manpower May Kill VLC For Mac 398

Posted by timothy
from the vlc-generally-rocks dept.
plasmacutter writes "The Video Lan dev team has recently come forward with a notice that the number of active developers for the project's MacOS X releases has dropped to zero, prompting a halt in the release schedule. There is now a disturbing possibility that support for Mac will be dropped as of 1.1.0. As the most versatile and user-friendly solution for bridging the video compatibility gap between OS X and windows, this will be a terrible loss for the Mac community. There is still hope, however, if the right volunteers come forward."
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Lack of Manpower May Kill VLC For Mac

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  • Moot (Score:3, Funny)

    by zokuga (1452025) on Wednesday December 16, 2009 @05:56PM (#30464724)
    Apple is poised to take over the whole video world in the next year. It'll be windows that needs the fancy VLC to watch Mac-made movies
  • Sick (Score:2, Funny)

    by Anonymous Coward on Wednesday December 16, 2009 @05:56PM (#30464730)

    There's going to be a million and two volunteers now since this is ./'d

  • Re:Moot (Score:5, Funny)

    by Selfbain (624722) on Wednesday December 16, 2009 @06:16PM (#30465112)
    So... you're saying next year will be the year of Mac?

    That sounds oddly familiar.
  • by Anonymous Coward on Wednesday December 16, 2009 @06:58PM (#30465924)

    He's 100% right though. Apple already owns the online music distribution and playing industry and the high end professional computing industry (programming, design, scientific computing, high performance computing, etc.. basically anyone who needs a computer for serious work), so taking over the video industry is the next natural step. Open Source toys like VLC really cannot compete at a professional level with stuff like Quicktime because it has an order of magnitude superior design, usability, security and testing behind it. You freetards really should get a clue.

  • Re:Moot (Score:3, Funny)

    by PopeRatzo (965947) * on Wednesday December 16, 2009 @07:27PM (#30466360) Homepage Journal

    On the desktop!

    And gaming! I predict 2010 will be the year Apple becomes the gaming platform of choice for trust-fund babies, unpublished writers who hang at Intelligentsia and men who tweeze their eyebrows.

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