I have been using K-lite mega codec pack with Media Player Classic for the past 2 years or so. With the release of VLC 1.0 I thought I would give it another shot. For the most part, the memory usage was a lot better than it used to be. Playing a TV episode of “The Office”, memory usage with VLC 1.0 was only about 15MB more than MPC. Playing the movie “Transformers” in 1080p the memory usage with VLC 1.0 was only about 30MB more than MPC.
There are two things you need to enable to make the media in VLC render more smoothly.
- Tools : Preferences: Video: Output: OpenGL Video Output
- Tools : Preferences: DeinterlacingMode: Blend
One thing I like about VLC is that it is easy to download, distribute, and use. With Media Player Classic, you have to make sure you have a codec pack for media to play. For me that is not an issue, but for the standard user, codec packs and knowing how to use them, can sometimes be confusing. If you haven’t tried VLC 1.0 yet, you might want to take a second look.