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formerlyarthurclarke reviewed on 19 Oct 2012
Yep. The PPC version is not usable. Sound shakes and stutters at the start, and on some videos the stuttering is continuous. I've actually fallen back to the 1.1.12 version and find that gives good all around performance.

I suspect the testing, if any, for PPC versions will become even less and less as time goes on.
[Version 2.0.4]



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formerlyarthurclarke reviewed on 18 Oct 2012
I'm still on a PPC and loved the DVD Hunter while it lasted. Amazon changed it's code or something and although the author told me he planned to update that part of the legacy version several time . . . it never happened.

So for those who see the legacy version on his website--don't waste time downloading it. It actually should be removed (the same for all his legacy versions) since it doesn't function beyond a basic, 100% manual entry device.
[Version 1.2]



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formerlyarthurclarke reviewed on 10 Oct 2012
1.5.6 stopped working Oct 11, 2012. It's 18 C outside and my last reading shows -18 C, which is 0 F. I switched to F just to confirm and it shows 0. The icon is also now only a question mark. Weather.com must have changed something. Help?
[Version 1.5.6]


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formerlyarthurclarke replied on 10 Oct 2012
update: An hour later everything is back to normal. No explanation. 1.5.6 is working fine. No clue what happened--maybe my machine.
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formerlyarthurclarke reviewed on 20 Feb 2012
Dissapointed. Granted I still use the PPC version and am happy they graciously still compile a version for us, but 2.0 nearly killed my VLC experience. Even installing the old version didn't work (nothing from the keyboard worked) until the free AppCleaner and it found roughly a dozen crash reports that I deleted along with the preferences--and only then did the old 1.1.12 work normally again.

2.0 crashed repeatedly and the killer for me was that the separate playlist window is now impossible with no option for this in the preferences either. I need for certain things I do to see the list and the video at the same time and I could find no way to do this with version 2.0. I had no issues with 1.1.12 anyway so now will stay with that unless I hear a compelling reason to upgrade.

VLC in general is still a fantastic app and has so much to offer and so many useful controls that I just love it--just version 2.0 has stability and the playlist issue I mentioned. Maybe 2.X will address these issues and I'll try again. My rating is only for version 2.0. I'd give 1.1.12 five stars in all categories.
[Version 2.0.0]



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formerlyarthurclarke reviewed on 26 Nov 2011
The one I always come back to for batch resizing. Simple, effective, and it keeps EXIF info which some others do not.
[Version 3.3.0]



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formerlyarthurclarke reviewed on 29 May 2011
Just installed the latest 1.5.4 and it does not open on a PPC, OSX 10.5.8. Reinstalling 1.5.2 till it's fixed.
[Version 1.5.2]



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formerlyarthurclarke commented on 18 Apr 2011
PPC has been dropped even though it says "PPC / Intel". If you have PPC, keep your copy of 1.5.2 as it still works fine.
[Version 1.5.3]



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formerlyarthurclarke commented on 22 Mar 2011
PPC is discontinued with 4.0. Any other options out there for PPC?
[Version 4.0]


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formerlyarthurclarke replied on 22 Mar 2011
Thanks. Just tried the G5 version but it locks up immediately and becomes useless. It also cannot use at least 10 addons that use daily.

Reverted back but found 3.X was messed up by the transition and it took 30 minutes to get restored. Doubt I'll try that again.
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formerlyarthurclarke reviewed on 18 Feb 2011
WARNING!! This hosed my system and I have found no way to contact the author to help me fix it. SERIOUS. iMac G5, OSX 10.5.8.

Followed install instructions and tested by trying to eject a PC formatted flash drive and only could get a message that the drive is busy and in use--and could not be ejected. The drive was not in use or busy.

I removed all traces of the app, restarted, and thought all should be well. Nope.

Not only that, now NO drive, Mac or PC formatted will eject--all give the same message. I cannot force ejection other than pulling the plug.

NOTHING will now eject by any means. I have DiskWarrior'd, permissions, etc. and my system is hosed by this dotDelete app.

I don't know who the author is or if this was done as a trick but there is no where to turn to. If anyone out there is able to help me restore my system, please email me.

I have a clone from 2 months ago, which would work but I would have to carefully copy back everything updated since that time from backup drive. I haven't used Time Machine. Thanks.
[Version 1.1]


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formerlyarthurclarke replied on 18 Feb 2011
It's worse than I imagined. NOTHING ejects. Not disk images, flash drives, hard drives--regardless of Mac or PC formatting. There is a pause and an error.

Yes, of course tried Disk Utility, then tried every "force" command I could find using terminal or those built into utility apps like MainMenu--they only come back with error.

I can pull a USB plug--but the image of the disk remains as if it is still there.

I've searched Google with all the key words that come up in the warning windows--telling me that the disk is in use--and none of them have any advice that helps. This problem is something entirely different.

The app, if it was meant to be real, is not even alpha status at best.

I've spent hours now and only can see restoring from an old clone and then painstakingly copying back from backups things that have changed. I may ask MacInTouch or other sites for help first. I need an expert to undo this mess.
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