[vlc-devel] Squealing and VLC - graphics card related?

Felix Paul Kühne fkuehne.videolan at googlemail.com
Wed Jun 24 22:47:37 CEST 2009

Am 24.06.2009 um 20:39 schrieb Andre-John Mas:

> One user's analysis indicates this only started happening after VLC  
> 0.5.2. Two users indicated that they are using ATI graphics card.  
> Did anything change in the graphics card interaction? Maybe a  
> setting changed?
Please note that scrolling credits in VLC's about window was  
introduced in VLC 0.6.0, which was released on June 23 2003. This is  
_SIX_ years ago now. Code changes to the scroll method since then:  
zero. So, I fail to see the reason why people starting to complain  
about this now. Lots of MacBooks send highly frequent noise from their  
inside, especially when idle. That's a know issue with the devices  
(I've got one of these myself). I wouldn't be surprised if other Intel- 
based Macs are also affected. However, this is absolutely nothing VLC  
could influence, as we are neither a graphics cards manufacturer nor  
do we provide firmware updates for best VLC performance on the Mac.

Anyway, releases prior to 0.6.0 are not affected, because their about  
screens look exactly like this:



Version 0.5.3 (0.5.3)

Copyright (c) 1996-2003 VideoLAN.

Thus, no setting changed. Just, no scrolling and no background graphic  
and no nothing was present back then. Last releases of this series was  
in April 2003 btw.


Felix Paul Kühne
Co-Developer of VLC's Mac OS X port

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