VLC is used by many people to play avi’s, especially movies and TV shows.
However, on the Mac there is no “universal binary” version of VLC yet.
Needless to say, this adds a whole layer of performance degredation! So we copied the Intel version of the most recent
and CPU usage dropped dramatically.
Actually, it may have been the other way around (see low CPU usage on Intel, and then try PPC version and see much higher values). Well, in any case, be sure to use an Intel version of VLC to watch those videos!
Even though it is just a “nightly build”, I’ve found the quality of
the one I got
to be quite high.
No crash or any other problems yet. (knocks wood)