01-09-2015 11:55 AM
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  1. arjunan's Avatar
    I've seen reviews far more worse than this on the windows phone store and I'm not surprised by this kind of stuff.........

    Just Sad
    xandros9 and RumoredNow like this.
    01-06-2015 04:35 AM
  2. tgp's Avatar
    The OP is quite correct. You, on the other hand are not. Anyone who could claim this place is the worst, and actually mentions having spent time in the Crackberry forums, has a truly unique perspective regarding appropriate behavior and politeness. I am sorry but obnoxiousness is the nature of most forums and these aren't even in the top ten....
    I meant this one is far worse comparing it only to AndroidCentral. I apologize for not making it clear. I know that BB fans are quite passionate, and I did not mean to include their forum.

    Either way, let's not compare ourselves to others who are just as bad. Others who act like we do is no justification for us! As I said, VLC does have a valid point.
    snowmutt and a5cent like this.
    01-06-2015 07:08 AM
  3. link68759's Avatar
    I'm going to side with the "vlc team is overreacting" train of thought.
    1) How many hundreds, if not thousands, of reviews are there on the Android and ios versions? They're telling me they read every single one and there wasn't some sort of mild criticism?
    2) Speaking of mild criticism, I came to this thread expecting death threats or, you know, an insult. What I got was the VLC PR team throwing a temper tantrum because someone didn't get instant gratification on the internet. REALLY? The developer handled it just fine. The VLC account, and the existence of this very thread, are ridiculous.
    nohra, chezm, JamesDax and 2 others like this.
    01-06-2015 09:29 AM
  4. nohra's Avatar
    On the flip side, Windows Phone users are very good to many devs who are dedicated to the platform. I've seen it go both ways. Calling out a specific dev at a company in the reviews of an app is uncalled for, but this VLC company overreacted a wee bit to a negative review. To call it out is one thing, but to suggest that this is how all WP users are or that it is a reason to leave WP is a little much.

    I think a lot of it has to do with the fact that, in general, Windows Phone users are tired of waiting. The platform in it's Live Tile UI has been around for years, the user base is growing, WP8.1 is pretty much on par with ios and android in that it has the notification center, the ability to sync with health devices, the inflow of OEMs wanting to produce the phones. A lot of Windows Phone users' feelings stem from the fact that most are basically tired of being considered an afterthought by most companies and that's the reason you see this temperament.

    But, like I said, it goes both ways. Look how long it took Fitbit to come to WP after giving iphone and android feature after feature, and not even having an app, period, in WP. Now they do and they are really showing Windows Phone some love by constantly improving the app and even coming out with features like the barcode scanner BEFORE they put it into the android app. WP users were ready to jump from Fitbit because of their lack of support, but now I read comments saying that people are considering buying more Fitbit devices because of how great they have been treating WP.

    Regardless of what VLC says, there are reviewers like this one they called out using androids, using iphones, using Windows Phones, using BlackBerries, using payphones, using cans and string, etc etc etc. To say this is a Windows Phone user issue is just not totally accurate; this is a humanity issue. You're going to find jerks everywhere. If they are improving the product in a timely manner, you just ignore the review as misinformed. If you are putting Windows Phone to the back burner, you take the review as a sign that someone noticed. But to call out all Windows Phone users as jerks is just as wrong as the reviewer who called out the dev by name.
    Blade800, a5cent and kaedestyle like this.
    01-06-2015 09:40 AM
  5. AluminiumRims's Avatar
    VLC is 100% free so it is hard to complain about something that is 100% free or having some kind of requirements. The VLC team is doing great job trying to port VLC to WP.

    This in stark contrast to Microsoft which is the richest software company in the world that has big problems with WP. I think we have the right to complain and whine towards Microsoft all we want.
    Kevin Rush likes this.
    01-06-2015 10:15 AM
  6. fl_x's Avatar
    Well, just look at some other reviews in the Windows Store. One might get the impression, the WP community is populated exclusively by morons and idiots. Sad but true.
    01-06-2015 10:32 AM
  7. tgp's Avatar
    Well, just look at some other reviews in the Windows Store. One might get the impression, the WP community is populated exclusively by morons and idiots. Sad but true.
    I'm sure that a lot of the outbursts come from frustration, and I totally understand. If I was 100% reliant on WP I would feel the same way. That doesn't necessarily justify the reactions, but it at least explains them.
    fl_x likes this.
    01-06-2015 10:58 AM
  8. stephen_az's Avatar
    BTW, if any developer was really suggesting they would pull an app because some people are obnoxious, they were obviously already planning to do so for other reasons. The alternative is the developer must still be in high school. Leaving aside the fact that the real world of adults is often not very nice, anyone who has spent any length of time dealing with any aspect of IT understands the tech world is also full of self described geniuses or troglodytes who make messes and throw tantrums. This is even more the case when operating remotely. The lack of face to face interaction brings out the worst in people. Quite frankly, if the virtual world said half the stuff uttered on the web to actual persons the planet might not have a population problem for very long. Seriously, leaving aside the crudeness of the comments, if the developer is really suggesting they may pull out, this is grasping for excuses to justify an already contemplated decision....
    Last edited by stephen_az; 01-06-2015 at 03:05 PM.
    01-06-2015 11:10 AM
  9. fl_x's Avatar
    I'm sure that a lot of the outbursts come from frustration, and I totally understand. If I was 100% reliant on WP I would feel the same way. That doesn't necessarily justify the reactions, but it at least explains them.
    Thats certainly a factor as well. Owning a WP Device sure means joining the "waiting & frustrating" game.
    Mahdi Ghiasi likes this.
    01-06-2015 11:29 AM
  10. JamesDax's Avatar
    Looks to me that the VLC team are as big as cry babies as the poster of that review.
    01-06-2015 11:46 AM
  11. RumoredNow's Avatar
    I don't get it... Or I guess I do.

    App Gap. "But they have VLC on Android and iOS." Big whoopty flipping doodah. I spent plenty of time on Android and never once thought about downloading VLC. Honestly. There is about 15,000 dump trucks worth of media players on Google Play. I might have heard about it, but never bothered with it. I had solutions that worked flawlessly for me.

    Windows Phone doesn't have so many Media Players, granted. Still though, I have solutions and they work flawlessly for me.

    Quite frankly, over the last several months, I've grown exceeding weary of hearing about VLC. It's all over the forums; people wringing their hands, rending their clothes, wailing to the heavens how they "need" VLC or they will just shrivel up, writhe on the ground and moan horribly for all the world to pity.

    The community set this drama up. If you elevate some App and its developers so high up on a pedestal, you better not blaspheme against them.

    Personally, I won't ever try VLC. I never planned to. I'm disgusted by all this hype. As ye have sown, so shall ye reap.

    Enjoy all the VLC baby mama drama.

    I'm out.
    01-06-2015 12:15 PM
  12. BatteryLife's Avatar
    I don't get it... Or I guess I do.

    App Gap. "But they have VLC on Android and iOS." Big whoopty flipping doodah. I spent plenty of time on Android and never once thought about downloading VLC. Honestly. There is about 15,000 dump trucks worth of media players on Google Play. I might have heard about it, but never bothered with it. I had solutions that worked flawlessly for me.

    Windows Phone doesn't have so many Media Players, granted. Still though, I have solutions and they work flawlessly for me.

    Quite frankly, over the last several months, I've grown exceeding weary of hearing about VLC. It's all over the forums; people wringing their hands, rending their clothes, wailing to the heavens how they "need" VLC or they will just shrivel up, writhe on the ground and moan horribly for all the world to pity.

    The community set this drama up. If you elevate some App and its developers so high up on a pedestal, you better not blaspheme against them.

    Personally, I won't ever try VLC. I never planned to. I'm disgusted by all this hype. As ye have sown, so shall ye reap.

    Enjoy all the VLC baby mama drama.

    I'm out.
    I don't even use it on Windows lol. I don't get why all these people use an app that is memory intensive, yet laggy at the same time. While we have so many alternatives available.

    So far, haven't encountered anything that I need vlc to accomplish. But on WP, it's another story. Since many video formats are not supported natively,WP users are forced to look for other third party apps if they wish to play natively unsupported formats. Moliplayer is one of the good alternative to vlc btw.
    RumoredNow and kaedestyle like this.
    01-06-2015 01:07 PM
  13. Giddora's Avatar
    It feels like the WP-community has turned very immature and bad during the last 6 months. There's almost a thread daily that people prefer buggy and speedy releases instead of consistent quality-releases... Which I can't understand. I guess we've had an influx of Android-users lately that aren't used to wait three months for perfect instead of get trash monthly.
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    01-06-2015 01:17 PM
  14. PachecoCorporationCeo's Avatar
    Thats certainly a factor as well. Owning a WP Device sure means joining the "waiting & frustrating" game.
    I'm game lol have been since WP7
    RumoredNow and nohra like this.
    01-06-2015 01:32 PM
  15. fl_x's Avatar
    It feels like the WP-community has turned very immature and bad during the last 6 months. There's almost a thread daily that people prefer buggy and speedy releases instead of consistent quality-releases... Which I can't understand. I guess we've had an influx of Android-users lately that aren't used to wait three months for perfect instead of get trash monthly.
    Errrm, thats one of the problems. The releases are (mostly) slow AND buggy nevertheless.

    I'm game lol have been since WP7
    So have I.
    01-06-2015 01:32 PM
  16. tgp's Avatar
    I don't even use it on Windows lol. I don't get why all these people use an app that is memory intensive, yet laggy at the same time. While we have so many alternatives available.
    I do! In fact, VLC is the ONLY media player I use on Windows. I don't like Windows' offerings, or any others compared to VLC. Another nice thing about VLC is that it's one of the best (free) options for DVD playback on W8/8.1.
    Nicholas Maguire likes this.
    01-06-2015 01:55 PM
  17. L Beezy's Avatar
    The developer is flipping out over one comment like that....THAT is unacceptable. Should he threaten the whole WP community over that one comment that was tame compared to others I've read from other apps? Hell no. Seems like he just wants a reason to delay development. Not to mention he got donations. It's one thing to have a comment being vulgar, disrespectful, and downright mean, but to overreact to such a comment is childish and unprofessional in my opinion. Just how I feel about this situation. RumoredNow made a very good point here:

    ...Quite frankly, over the last several months, I've grown exceeding weary of hearing about VLC. It's all over the forums; people wringing their hands, rending their clothes, wailing to the heavens how they "need" VLC or they will just shrivel up, writhe on the ground and moan horribly for all the world to pity.

    The community set this drama up. If you elevate some App and its developers so high up on a pedestal, you better not blaspheme against them...
    Sad that such a soft comment can make a developer threaten a whole community.
    RumoredNow and kaedestyle like this.
    01-06-2015 02:00 PM
  18. emiel1976's Avatar
    It happens on any platform. I have seen it on Android a lot.
    By ios I have seen other things, there came a negative comment on some software and he was right but all the fanboys became mad on him. It was just a comment that was right.
    This comment about VLC is just a flamer that needs something to cry about and probably he has other problems ells he would have left wp already.
    xandros9 and a5cent like this.
    01-06-2015 02:12 PM
  19. RichardBurt's Avatar
    It's outrageous that people have this idea that apps just magically make themselves, and that they should come IMMEDIATELY bug-free.
    Bloody hell, you've just identified 98% of the posters on this forum.
    01-06-2015 02:31 PM
  20. Squachy's Avatar
    Negative reviews happen everywhere. Sure it might kick you in the feels and make you all butthurt but in order to improve the product you ignore the haters and really only look for/listen to the ones that give constructive criticism. Don't get caught up in the troll/hater venom spewing. Those ones should be ignored.

    They never seen it on android? Probably cuz that version is in a better condition or they just completely ignore all the useless reviews and look for the constructive criticism because theres way more that they wont bother weeding through all of them.
    01-06-2015 03:04 PM
  21. DJCBS's Avatar
    I'm pretty sure dumb poorly thought out comments aren't a Windows Phone exclusive.
    On Android there's a different trend: sarcastic comments. Things like 1 star and then "OMG, this app just saved my life. I was near an abyss and by installing this app, the Lord our Saviour made His light shine upon me".

    I mean, they're hilarious, but still, equally useless.

    Here's some hilarious examples out of the reviews for that REALLY useful app called "Yo" - https://play.google.com/store/apps/d...m.justyo&hl=en

    5 Stars - "Life changer I couldn't move on after breaking up with my ex. I missed her a lot. But I got this app and yo, after just a day of yoing her she called the police and got me a restraint order. Now I will finally be able to move on, I'm being forced to."

    5 Stars - "Excellent use for a drab app!! I found a use for Yo!!! I now get the alerts about the missles going into Israel. As soon as I added REDALERTISRAEL to my contacts, I received two alerts! Nice!"

    5 Stars - "How did I ever communicate before this. Idk"

    5 Stars - "Absolute game changer I was standing on a corner at midnight trying to get my courage up. There was a long lovely dancer at a little club downtown, I loved to watch her do her stuff. Through those long lonely nights she filled my sleep, her body softly swaying to that smokey beat, so I yo'ed her. Let me tell you, she was interested, but I don't kiss and tell so enough with that. Yo is a life saver. Could Yo have saved Abraham Lincoln? That's for history to decide. I just accidentally sold my first born child using Yo. I Yo you."


    And from VLC - https://play.google.com/store/apps/d...tav7neon&hl=en

    1 Star - "Im new for this application Thanks"

    1 Star - "Stop development Utter crap app"

    2 Stars - "Hey"

    2 Stars - "Nice"


    Well...at least the guy in the WP store was complaining for a somewhat valid reason (VLC took forever between taking people's money and releasing a simple Beta).
    01-06-2015 07:10 PM
  22. raycpl's Avatar
    WP is ideal for whiners!! It so buttery smooth that every whine ... is more whinier... and of course... seems faster
    01-06-2015 07:33 PM
  23. fatclue_98's Avatar
    I've read the comments. Some have merit, others are thoughtless diatribe. Whatever side of this argument you're on there's one undeniable fact. If you're getting an app for free and you don't like it, uninstall the mofo. There's no excuse for hammering some poor schmuck who's probably not the best developer and needs real constructive feedback. Was the app not optimized for low RAM devices and the complainer had a 520? Just saying an app sucks does nothing to improve it. Whatever, I'm sick of people complaining and doing nothing to help the cause. Grab a shovel or STFU.
    01-06-2015 07:56 PM
  24. djeire84's Avatar
    I've read the comments. Some have merit, others are thoughtless diatribe. Whatever side of this argument you're on there's one undeniable fact. If you're getting an app for free and you don't like it, uninstall the mofo. There's no excuse for hammering some poor schmuck who's probably not the best developer and needs real constructive feedback. Was the app not optimized for low RAM devices and the complainer had a 520? Just saying an app sucks does nothing to improve it. Whatever, I'm sick of people complaining and doing nothing to help the cause. Grab a shovel or STFU.
    Wow pretty strong stuff there but its true though iIwas with you till the 520 part. I have a 520 and yes the app doesn't fully work. But that's to be expected. VLC hasn't been officially released. It was some guy who had the private beta put the link up on a site and it got seeded from there. The best thing to do is to file bug reports and wait. But yes people stop bashing it. Its not an official BETA its a leaked private beta which is alot more unstable then a public beta hence its called a private beta to save on embarrassment fir the company so that when the official public release comes out the kinks would have been long worked out.

    Sent using my Nokia Lumia 520 via the Windows central app
    RumoredNow likes this.
    01-06-2015 08:29 PM
  25. Jonnie LasVegas's Avatar
    All I know is that VLC has been flawless for me on my 1520. I love it so far. Been on the beta since day one. The first release was buggy, but ever since the first updates I've had no problems.
    01-06-2015 08:43 PM
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