r/Damnthatsinteresting May 06 '22 Take My Energy 1 Faith In Humanity Restored 1 Heartwarming 1 Helpful (Pro) 1 Silver 56 Gold 1 Helpful 46 Wholesome 56 All-Seeing Upvote 2 Bravo Grande! 1 Take My Power 1

This is Jean-Baptiste Kempf, the creator of VLC media player. He refused tens of millions of dollars in order to keep VLC ads-free. Thanks, Jean! Image

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u/SystemSpark May 06 '22 edited May 07 '22 Gold Helpful Wholesome This

I should donate to this guy...

Edit: Thanks for the gold. I did indeed donate to VLC

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u/Luk--- May 06 '22 Silver Helpful All-Seeing Upvote Take My Energy To The Stars

You should donate to vlc project so the team behind it could keep the good work. https://www.videolan.org/vlc/index.en.html

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u/SystemSpark May 06 '22 Silver

Agreed. I think VLC and Mozilla are in for a hefty $5 each today!

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u/Luk--- May 06 '22

At videolan's nobody is earning millions for their job. Mozilla on the other hand...

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u/[deleted] May 06 '22 edited May 26 '22

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u/witeshadow May 06 '22

And yet somehow squandered it. They keep losing market share and need to step things up to keep pace with now three of the biggest tech companies (Apple, Microsoft, and Google) all working on the same (ish) engine. Not to mention the other offshoots like Brave. What happens when they stop getting the Google money? Or if Google lowers it due to the shrinking user base? How much does their CEO make again? And the money making projects they are now engaged in to diversify their income? How are those going?

We desperately need to keep Mozilla and Firefox around, especially now that Opera and Microsoft no longer make their own engines (all on the similar to the others). But when the CEO gets big raises, it’s hard for me to want to support them financially.

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u/teerre May 06 '22

I mean, Firefox is pretty good. At least as good as chrome. Better IMO.

But its a browser, you can only do so much.

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u/-Typh1osion- May 06 '22

I just want to thank you for spreading this around. an internet united under chromium is a nightmare, having *something* out there working independently of it is extremely important.

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u/always_answer_42 May 06 '22 edited May 07 '22 Silver

i’ll match that, kind stranger

edit: proof https://www.reddit.com/user/always_answer_42/comments/uk789k

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u/[deleted] May 06 '22

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u/UltraCynar May 06 '22 Silver Gold Helpful Wholesome Got the W

I'll do $5 for me and $5 for you. Got your back.

Done 👍 https://i.imgur.com/07NlMqn.png

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u/[deleted] May 06 '22

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u/crippling-outrage May 06 '22

Wholesome thread if I ever saw one

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u/butterydeep May 06 '22

I tip my hat …. I mean I tip my cone to you good sir after all you are a gent of culture

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u/ryanj629 May 06 '22

Thank you for the link. I've been using VLC for many years and always considered donating, but never actually did it. Just gave them $50.

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u/OutsideObserver May 06 '22

I literally just donated to videolan for the first time in my life because I realized, my God I've been using this software for over a decade and it has been perfect and free.

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u/SystemSpark May 06 '22

I feel ya. I might have to donate to 7-zip today as well...

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u/KawaiiiCakes May 06 '22

My hero! I watched decades of subbed anime thanks to you /u/jbkempf

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u/ArabianNoodle May 06 '22

If we all donated even a dollar it would still be a serious amount.

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u/EatMoreWaters May 06 '22

They should do a “pay what you want” as donations is too passive. Encouraging people to pay, but not forcing is the way to go.

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u/GrandPaf May 06 '22 Gold Helpful Wholesome Ally Wholesome Seal of Approval

You can even summon him on Reddit u/jbkempf :)

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u/jbkempf May 06 '22 Silver Gold Platinum Helpful Wholesome All-Seeing Upvote Take My Energy Faith In Humanity Restored Bravo! LOVE! Party Train Starry Ally Heartwarming Narwhal Salute Wholesome Seal of Approval Snek Burning Cash Rocket Like I'll Drink to That To The Stars Eureka! Helpful (Pro) Super Heart Eyes You Dropped This I'd Like to Thank... How did he do that? EPIC

Good morning!

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u/shimbro May 06 '22

Thank you for VLC been using it for 2 decades!!

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u/jbkempf May 06 '22 Helpful Wholesome Take My Energy LOVE! Sidevote Respect

You are very welcome for 2 decades, then :D

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u/redpanda4451 May 06 '22 Wholesome

You are a legend among programmers sir

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u/jbkempf May 06 '22 Silver Gold Wholesome All-Seeing Upvote

I am not :D

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u/AveryInkedhtx May 06 '22

Will you sign my boobs, anyway?

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u/jbkempf May 06 '22 Helpful Wholesome (Pro) GOAT

yes :)

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u/SFW_FullFrontal May 06 '22 Defeated

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u/guynamedjames May 06 '22

Of all the nsfw sharpie related pictures on the internet, this was among the more disappointing

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u/joshlefrench May 06 '22

Finally ! it's your account name's time to shine !

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u/anxessed May 06 '22

What a guy.

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u/dob_bobbs May 06 '22

Instructions unclear, singed boobs.

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u/justice7 May 06 '22

spoken like a true developer. None of us feel like we're the best at what we do, we often meet incredible talents beyond our skill or in other skillsets. But seriously, from one developer to another, you're one of the good ones. :D. Cheers.

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u/ddh85 May 06 '22

Protect the developers!

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u/RJ25678923 May 06 '22

Thanks so much - you seem like a genuinely good person :)

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u/jbkempf May 06 '22 Silver Gold Wholesome Spit-take

I'm not: I eat kittens in the mornings :D

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u/926D May 06 '22 Silver Wholesome

Still a legend

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u/GrimDallows May 06 '22 Helpful

The Legend of Conehead, Eater of Kittens, Writer of Codes, Refuser of Millions, Mover of Images, Savior of Players and Sometimes Lurker.

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u/gadimus May 06 '22

If this is the price we must pay then so be it.

Seriously though - thank you. What's the best way for me to buy you a kitten?

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u/jbkempf May 06 '22

What's the best way for me to buy you a kitten?

Send it to Paris. I love cats.

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u/crimsonblackgames May 06 '22

This got dark, fast

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u/letmelickyourleg May 06 '22

Dog move, mate.

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u/dcruz18 May 06 '22

*offers more kittens for your daily consumptions

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u/LiWa-theVooper May 06 '22

Who doesn't

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u/doc_nano May 06 '22

Well, nobody's perfect!

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u/KarmaRepellant May 06 '22 Silver

Thanks dude. I love VLC, it's i-cone-ic.

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u/wandershipper May 06 '22

I can't believe I'm actually writing to the creator of VLC. Thank you so much - there are just so many features I've used of VLC that thanks just doesn't cut it. From >100% volume, to cropping, to chromecasting, to lan streaming, to transcoding, to custom aspect ratioing - I've been using VLC from my teens (I'm 40 now!), across so many desktops, laptops, phones, tablets - it's pretty much the first thing I install (and have gotten a ton of people to use). You, and everyone else that makes VLC, are just awesome!

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u/Weird-Vagina-Beard May 06 '22

Do you have a lot of money? Maybe from donations or a good job or anything? I hope you do.

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u/jbkempf May 06 '22

Do you have a lot of money?

What is a lot of money?

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u/Unseenwave May 06 '22

1 venti pumpkin spice latte from starbucks kind of money?

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u/ApdoSmurf May 06 '22

Do you check the price when you buy groceries?

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u/jbkempf May 06 '22

Very much yes, unfortunately.

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u/apollotigerwolf May 06 '22

That's such a practical version of what is a lot of money to me, well said.

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u/SolitaireyEgg May 06 '22

More or less than $5?

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u/DocRobotnik666 May 06 '22

I decided I was living comfortably when I was able to go to auntie Anne’s in the mall and buy a bucket of pretzels without being worried about anything but my health

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u/NegativeKarmaUpvoter May 06 '22

Me too. I used to use kmp and vlc, but only vlc since so many years.

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u/BillCosbyBukkake May 06 '22

Thank you from all of us!

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u/jbkempf May 06 '22

You are very welcome.

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u/SonicDecay May 06 '22

Thanks for such great software that just works no matter what format, or corrupted avi container file you throw at it!

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u/jbkempf May 06 '22

You are welcome.

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u/brainburger May 06 '22

I think it is remarkable that you have been able to make it play basically anything. None of the other media players out there seem as versatile. This suggests that it is difficult to do, so thanks.

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u/jbkempf May 06 '22

I did nothing. The team did.

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u/CaptainMudwhistle May 06 '22

Thanks for your honesty. I'm afraid we're going to have to let you go.

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u/FlowSoSlow May 06 '22

I agree with BillCosbyBukkake!

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u/ionabike666 May 06 '22

On everything??

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u/subjectmatterexport May 06 '22

I put that shit on everything

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u/B3T3 May 06 '22 edited May 06 '22

I didn’t know about this. Now I have donated 20€. Imagine all the internet worked like this. All we need to do is sponsor the good companies as an example.

Thank you u/jbkempf

https://www.videolan.org/contribute.html#money

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u/repocin May 06 '22 Helpful

Imagine all the internet worked like this.

The FOSS community does.

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u/usr_bin_laden May 06 '22

all the important "internet" technology is FOSS too.... (BSD networking code was even inside Windows)

I wish people would realize how much of their lives is dependent upon hippies and nerds, and not billionaire industrialists repackaging their work for a fee.

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u/Merrylty May 06 '22

Hello, and thank you for being awesome!

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u/jbkempf May 06 '22

You are welcome.

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u/boogs_23 May 06 '22

You do good work man.

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u/jbkempf May 06 '22

I wish that was true...

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u/adrenalinerush1995 May 06 '22

Dont put yourself down bro, you have skills i wish i could learn. You help people everyday without even realizing it, must been hard not to take some kind of deal

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u/jbkempf May 06 '22 Wholesome

Dont put yourself down bro, you have skills i wish i could learn.

You can learn.

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u/WestleyThe May 06 '22

The myth, the legend

Good morning mate

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u/jbkempf May 06 '22

Good morning mate

Good morning cone-mate!

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u/[deleted] May 06 '22

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u/TheCoub May 06 '22

Ayyyyyyyyyy! Its fucking Greg!

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u/GnedStark May 06 '22

I love VLC, use it almost everyday. Thank you so much!

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u/jbkempf May 06 '22

You are welcome, almost everyday :D

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u/eggsnomellettes May 06 '22

Omg! It's him. Thank you cone man!

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u/jbkempf May 06 '22 Helpful

You are welcome, cone user!

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u/HyperFern May 06 '22

It's all about the cones.

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u/ThreatLevelBertie May 06 '22

The santa hat on the cone is my reminder every year to go and buy christmas presents.

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u/jbkempf May 06 '22

If you do so, you might be in deep shit, tbh. The trigger is on day 354 of the year, which is wayyyyy too late for buying presents...

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u/ThreatLevelBertie May 06 '22

What can I say, I like to live life on the edge.

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u/mjthriller35 May 06 '22

You sir are a good man. Hearty thanks to you

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u/jbkempf May 06 '22

You sir are a good man.

I wish I was. Doing my best.

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u/riskable May 06 '22

How do we send you money, directly? 💰

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u/FreeEdgar2014 May 06 '22

VLCs site has a donate function

https://www.videolan.org/

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u/MungoBBQ May 06 '22

Thanks for the tip - I donated now, and everybody else who have used VLC for all these years should too!

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u/QuantomField May 06 '22

I use to use VLC. I still do, but I used to too.

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u/jbkempf May 06 '22

To VideoLAN or to me?

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u/Totally-Love-Animals May 06 '22

I am not keen on you eating kitties for breakfast. But who am I to judge a man of such impressive features and goodwill. So I would like to donate the sweetest of the sweetest foster kittens I have.

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u/jbkempf May 06 '22

kittens tax then!

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u/Lanhdanan May 06 '22

/bows

Thank you for your intelligence and your integrity. Good day to you and have a great Friday!

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u/jbkempf May 06 '22

You are welcome. Im not intelligent.

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u/ag408 May 06 '22

You're awesome, thank you.

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u/jbkempf May 06 '22

I am not, but thanks. :D

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u/[deleted] May 06 '22

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u/jbkempf May 06 '22

Have a nice day too.

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u/Trucoto May 06 '22

Thank you very much, you are one of the greatest

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u/jbkempf May 06 '22

I am not, but thanks.

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u/xHudson87x May 06 '22

video playlist is awesome thank you

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u/jbkempf May 06 '22

You are welcome.

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u/Nightman2417 May 06 '22

Thank you, legend!

Idk your financial situation (If you made VLC I imagine you’ve made other great things for profit) but if you ever run low on cash, let us in Reddit know and we’ll come together and help you. There shouldn’t be a day that goes by where you can’t afford basic necessities after turning down all that cash! Respect man. You’re part of the good we need a lot more of in this world :D

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u/jbkempf May 06 '22

Idk your financial situation

So far, I am doing OK. One can alwasy do more, of course...

VideoLAN has a bit of money, but that is OK too.

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u/Nailsonchalkboard3 May 06 '22

You can donate on the site

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u/jihiggs May 06 '22

Reddit, you know what to do...

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u/Captain_D1ngleberry May 06 '22

Wow, I'm surprised you even came(that's what she said)

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u/jbkempf May 06 '22

I am always on Reddit, you know?

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u/tyt3ch May 06 '22

Dude you're a real one, probably broke but a real one

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u/Paracortex May 06 '22

Good anti-bot!

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u/dado10ca May 06 '22

I watch all my movies on VLC, thank you man.

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u/EnemiesAllAround May 06 '22

A man with morals is rare in this day and age. Well done

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u/[deleted] May 06 '22

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u/GrandPaf May 06 '22

True that! For all the people interested, he does frequent AMA to talk about the progress of the organisations he is a part of.

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u/jbkempf May 06 '22

Yep. Not done one since a long time.

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u/WutUtalkingBoutWill May 06 '22

Do you accept donations for use of VLC?

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u/Bitter-Edge-8265 May 06 '22 edited May 06 '22 Helpful Wholesome Take My Energy

Back in the day when I sailed the high seas, VLC was a must have.

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u/smallaubergine May 06 '22

Pro-tip: VLC can play back YouTube links. I love this because I watch a lot of older video and many times the aspect ratio is all messed up. When I play in VLC I can manually force the aspect ratio back to the original

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u/cowsarekillingme May 06 '22

Can also download YouTube vids with vlc.

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u/ldxcdx May 06 '22

Wait what? For real? Where can I learn this power?

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u/Dewbag_RD May 06 '22 Silver Helpful

It's basically just streaming from source to destination.
Source: youtube link
Destination: C:folderfile.mp4

Method 2 on this link https://www.bogotobogo.com/VideoStreaming/VLC/Downloading_YouTube_Video_using_VLC.php

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u/alumpoflard May 06 '22 edited May 06 '22

unfortunately your link either didn't work, or it received the immeditate Reddit hug of death. it is now 404 not found.

EDIT: I've been advised that the link works, unless you're using old.reddit.com like myself, and the link doesn't get translated properly. Thank you guys.

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u/ejeebs May 06 '22

There is an issue with some Reddit clients (like old Reddit on desktop) displaying backslashes before underscores on links that were posted in mobile Reddit (and possibly new Reddit) clients.

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u/grandoz039 May 06 '22

displaying backslashes

They're not just displaying them, they're actual part of the comment. It's the new/mobile reddit that both adds them there when posting a link, and takes that into an account by hiding them when reading such comment.

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u/DamnAlreadyTaken May 06 '22

I believe almost any video that can be streamed can be downloaded with VLC. Google the instructions I wouldn't recall the steps

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u/UtahStateAgnostics May 06 '22

Not from a Jedi . . .

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u/windexcheesy May 06 '22

It is a power which some consider.... unnatural...

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u/AdministrativeAd4111 May 06 '22

Dammit, man, shut up with the dramatics already and TELL ME! Need me to kill younglings? How many?

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u/Noker_The_Dean_alt May 06 '22

24, 25 if you’re feeling funny

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u/PlNG May 06 '22

Pro-tip: VLC can save the videos you can't right click save.
1. Open the network profiler in the browser.
2. Reload the page.
3. If you see an item with a longer than usual track on the network graph, it's probably your video and you can save from here.
4. If you don't see it, press play and watch the network stream. If it's again a very long track, that's your video. If it starts coming down as a bunch of small .ts files, look for and copy the last .m3u8 file link that appeared.
5. Open VLC and go to file:convert/save, click the arrow next to convert/save and choose convert. Paste the link into source, choose the destination directory and press start. VLC will now process the file, showing the video length. Let it "play", when it finishes playing the file will appear in your save location.

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u/HMS404 May 06 '22

Nice username btw!

To add on to your steps, for complete noobs: 1. Invoke network profiler by right clicking & selecting "inspect". Then choose the Network tab. 2. There will be a search bar. After, reloading, type ".m3u8" or ".mp4" - most streaming sites, especially the "scientific" ones will have ".m3u8". Then, copy the url. 3. Use the above steps to get the video from vlc.

Here's an even better way.

  1. Google "yt-dlp" and install it. Shouldn't be that difficult. Don't be intimidated by typing commands.

  2. Then, for many sites, including youtube, downloading is as simple as typing yt-dlp the-url-of-the-video - the default setting will get the highest resolution.

  3. If you're curious enough, you can even simplify the process. For eg, you can set a hotkey to copy the url (use a vim like extension like Tridactyl in FF and vimium in Chrome) & create an alias for yt-dlp commands, and even a keyboard macro to type "yt-dlp", space and paste from clipboard; all just from a single key press.

For paid option, back when I used Windows, IDM was amazing. For many videos, it will show a small button right next the video for you to download.

 

Pro-tip: If you want to take your game even further, use streamlink - very handy for live streams like Twitch, online sports, Formula 1, tennis etc. In fact, you will get a better lag free experience than just watching in whatever shitty player they've conjured up, w/o worrying about auto throttling.

With streamlink not only can you watch live stream, you could also save it to disk as you watch! Back when I was supporting F1, I used SL to download live races on my computer and watch it from my big TV through network share - in the 2 years or so I used their paid service never once have I had a problem with video buffering where as their official apps receive constant complaints from people.

I suppose this concludes my Ted talk. Cheers.

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u/koera May 06 '22

with stuff like https://streamlink.github.io/streamlink-twitch-gui/ you can also play twitch streams there, which can be very useful if you have a spotty connection as you can tune how much buffer you want etc

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u/OnionFily May 06 '22

How does this work regarding ads? Do they still play like normal?

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u/a889e56fbe81468785a2 May 06 '22

It says right on the home page that you’re bypassing ads by using the software

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u/Cantdracarys May 06 '22

Still is, matey!

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u/PUSClFER May 06 '22

For real though, what is even the alternative if you for some reason don't want/can use VLC?

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u/interyx May 06 '22

Plex. It'll manage your entire library, download metadata, display nicely with movie posters, search, categorize, recommend things automatically, and it's free with a paid tier for optional stuff like trailers and skipping intros on your shows. And if you set it up on a server you can stream to devices like consoles or streaming boxes on your network with the push of a button. The integrated player is really good too, native support for subtitle files etc.

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u/gwtkof May 06 '22

God I remember the days before I found vlc and you had to download a thousand codecs

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u/mcilrain May 06 '22 edited May 06 '22

Install a codec pack and 5 extra system tray icons appear permanently.

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u/Civil-Attempt-3602 May 06 '22

XviD and DivX didn't work for you?

Did you try FFMPEG? Or MEncoder? CCCP?

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u/temporvicis May 06 '22

VLC is one of the first five applications I install on any new computer.

  1. Anti-Virus

  2. Firefox

  3. Chrome

  4. VLC

  5. Thunderbird

Edit: Thank you Ninite.com

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u/blown-upp May 06 '22

This plus WinRAR/7Zip and foobar2000 and the CCCP and K-Lite codec packs.

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u/temporvicis May 06 '22

Don't need 7Zip for regular zip files. And if you've got VLC, why would you need the codec packs? I've never had a problem replaying any media file with VLC.

But the other one's I only install if I plan to use them on that computer.

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u/Posting____At_Night May 06 '22

Windows built in zip extraction is horrendously incredibly terrible and slow. 7zip is literally orders of magnitude faster, what takes 5 minutes to extract with windows takes 5 seconds with 7zip.

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u/Strange_Yam_9920 May 06 '22

VLC is still kind of a must have

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u/Worn-OutTerrace690 May 06 '22

What do you mean "was"?

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u/godca_grema May 06 '22

What a legend, VLC is great.

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u/PiratusInteruptus May 06 '22 edited May 06 '22

Is there a format that VLC can't play. You can throw random files at it and at the very least it will try to play them.

I put VLC on the Internet Highlight Reel along with Napster.

ETA: Apparently I said the right things to garner these upvotes. They are appreciated but I wanted to point out that the VLC dev team do take donations.

https://www.videolan.org/contribute.html

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u/harman097 May 06 '22

I watch all my .docx files on it.

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u/arealhumannotabot May 06 '22

It does so much and doesn’t feel bloated

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u/Ghoulius-Caesar May 06 '22

You could put a skipping rock in your CD drive and VLC could play it.

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u/Lt_Schneider May 06 '22

ah, that's where rock music came from

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u/K1ller90 May 06 '22

You can put a slice of ham into the disc drive and VLC will find a video

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u/Potential_Dare8034 May 06 '22 Bravo Grande!

Y’all would have been some ad watching sonsabitches if that were me!

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u/[deleted] May 06 '22

Ya damn right. "how many zeroes is this..? Cool. Very cool."

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u/Elyuel May 06 '22

VLC is a god-level player. Throw any format at it, no problemo!

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u/CantStandSummer May 06 '22 edited May 06 '22

Honestly this dude deserves to be drowning in donations. Big shoutout to all the people who are not greedy and, due to that, never make the headlines. They deserve so much respect. Not sure if I could resist multiple millions of dollars. Probably not.

Edit: I actually thought about this for a while and came to the conclusion that even 1 million (which would settle me for life) would be enough for me to give up my goals. I have no spine, so yeah, MUCH respect to this guy.

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u/Aggressive_Chain_920 May 06 '22

Right. You made something top tier, that millions of people have used for so many years. You deserve to be rich at that point

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u/Blackadder288 May 06 '22

Would anything have stopped him from taking the ad money, letting it go for a little while, then creating another ad free video player under a different name?

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u/SomeRedditWanker May 06 '22

VLC would have been forked in about 12 nanoseconds after he signed the deal.

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u/beginnermind_ May 06 '22

There is no guarantee that the other one would be successful.

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u/gggg_man3 May 06 '22 edited May 06 '22 Helpful All-Seeing Upvote Helpful (Pro)

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u/_Im_Dad Expert May 06 '22

You know the worst part about getting a VPN?

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u/Fancy_Zebra307 May 06 '22

I insta-dislike any video advertising VPNs. They're all falsely trying to give you the impression that it's really dangerous for the average internet user to surf the net without a VPN.

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u/Adg273 May 06 '22 edited May 06 '22 Gold

Not all hero’s wear capes.

Some wear traffic cones as hats.

Edit: Yep, it’s mean’t to be ‘heroes’. I thought I had typed it, but I either didn’t, or messed it up and my phone changed it. 🤦🏻‍♂️

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u/hotmetalslugs May 06 '22

Don’t you mean cape’s ?

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u/UtahStateAgnostics May 06 '22

I dont th'ink thats wha't he mea'nt. S'ome heroe's Do wear cape's, like Cyclop's and Spider'man:

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u/Vinsmoke-_Sanji May 06 '22

And i still use vlc.

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u/K9Fondness May 06 '22

There are dozens who do. Lawyers in the Johnny Depp-misheard trial are using it, so that's about 200 people right there.

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u/DiaboIo92 May 06 '22

one of the few gods in the internet. Selfless with a huge influence of using our mastertool.

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u/QiuJii May 06 '22

The lads at OBS are also v epic

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u/Unagi33 May 06 '22

*Fun fact *: When you see a French first name written with an hyphen, it signifies a prénom composé. The two first names, combined, compose a new inseparable first name.

His first name is thus “Jean-Baptiste”.

In Italian, they combine first names by attaching them together. Gian + Luigi = Gianluigi.

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u/_Im_Dad Expert May 06 '22 edited May 06 '22 hehehehe

If I owned VLC, I would just have marvels hulk as my sponsor..

It would be just one giant banner

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u/burmasurgeon May 06 '22

Dammit…have an upvote

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u/mikificent May 06 '22

I can't be the only one that found this humorous

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u/suddenlycumbly May 06 '22

That's the guy?! What a lovely human being, such an important tool in college.

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u/s3rila May 06 '22

no, it was created before his time at his school.

he created the non-profit organisation in 2009 that maintain it.

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