Are your 3D primitiveâ€™s nurb flange-sprockets correctly twiggled? val3dity: geometric validation of GML 3D primitives is a free tool to make sure your 3D primitives are the right shape. Exactly the right shape. Apparently there are formal standards for such things.
Monthly Archives: February 2018
Release: VLC media player 3.0
The popular free VLC media player is now at version 3.0. I found I was still at 2.2.x. Itâ€™s a very major update, and all the new features of 3.0 are listed here. Features I noted…
* VLC now supports 360 video and 3D audio.
* Can stream to Chromecast devices.
* Can play Blu-Ray Java menus.
The only problem it has that, while VLC Media Player is excellent, one of its enduring mysteries is what happens when you drag-and-drop a 1, 2, 3, 4 etc list of files to a new playlist. The playlist order always gets garbled into 4, 1, 3, 2 etc. Thereâ€™s still no way to re-order the list by File Name. Windows Media Player and other players never have any such problem. Even in version 3.0 of VLC thereâ€™s still no way to then re-order the list by File Name. You can re-sort the list every other way, but not by file-name order…
Windows Media Player has no such problem. Regrettably you canâ€™t save a properly-ordered Windows Media Player list as .M3U and then load it to VLC.
VLC claims to understand Windowsâ€™ own .WPL and .M3U, but in practice it doesnâ€™t. Load a .M3U and it goes haywire in a never-ending loading loop. Load a .WPL and you only get the first track on the list. Load an .ASX in VLC and while the playlist is intact and in the correct order, youâ€™ll see certain files in the album ‘greyed outâ€™. Save that list as a VLC native .XSPF, load that it back into VLC and VLC one again goes haywire in a never-ending loading loop.