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Pwned reviewed on 26 Apr 2012
This is a review for 2.0.1.

Well, I love this software. I gotta say it. It plays and plows through anything, even incomplete files as best it can and plays any format of video I've ever thrown at it.

There are 3 things that drive me crazy about this new version though:
1) How did the developers not pay attention to one of the biggest gripes from everyone? PLEASE TURN THE SUBTITLES OFF BY DEFAULT! There's really no excuse for this. There's no way to even change this to the default!
2) If I've opened a movie and then open another, instead of opening the new movie in front (like almost any file does when you open it), it opens it hidden in the background so you have to click on the VLC icon in the dock to bring it forward. Really annoying.
3) In the old version, in non-fullscreen view, on the controller there used to be 2 sets of arrows—one would skip to the next movie, the other would skip 10 seconds ahead. Now the 10 second ahead button is only in fullscreen view. I really miss this.

I'm generally disappointed with the usability—it's a step backward that way, but still love the app.
[Version 2.0.1]

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Pwned replied on 28 Apr 2012
Re: #2
OK, reading down a few pages further, I saw someone else had an issue with #2 (double-clicking a second video after the first one's closed opens the file in the background). The fix to set preferences not to play video in the main window works just fine.

As for #1, does anyone know how to turn subtitles off by default? And anyone know anything about #3?
Pwned commented on 24 Jul 2010
Crashes my computer. It freezes and I have to do a hard restart almost every time. Back to 1.93
[Version 2.03]


PWNed reviewed on 30 May 2009
Well, since iTunes 8.1, it no longer syncs properly.

I'm interested in developing a competing product that actually works, but I'd love feedback on features missing in Syphone that you'd like to see added to a new one.

Please post your suggestions here or on

[Version 0.99b11]

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