try a nightly build .. im using 2.05 and it works for everything.no stutters. I like seeing the timeline and the 1.5-2x speed play back without mickey mouse other players dont have and the real time sharpener works a treat for vhsrips and blurry videos.. enhances white of eyes
Give some thought to spending time on the VLC forum as well. The developers are friendly towards well written reports with good information, and the community there is usually responsive.
If they do not know something is broken it will not be addressed.
Sometimes they just need people to hang around long enough to get good quality information from and work though the process. It is open source software and that is how you can make a valuable contribution towards the project.