So. This was unexpected. In one of my earlier posts on the 64 bit revolution taking place since the introduction of Snow Tabby I mentioned that VLC had been upgraded to version 1.0.1 that was now 64 bit compatible.
Unfortunately the 64 bit version of VLC only made it through one Â more itteration, by version 1.0.3 it had reverted to 32 bit only. :-( Â The explanation provided by the open source development team was that they don’t have enough developers to focus on it being 64 bit.
This has additional ramifications if you use VLC with Handbreak as it is now 64 bit and apparently the 32 bit and 64 bit codecs don’t play nice together. So if you’re having problems go here to download the 64 bit version. And if you know any developers who can help out with the development then ask them to give a hand!