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Lensman
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VLC 64-bit

Hi,

Videolan released the win64 version of VLC
(http://download.videolan.org/pub/videolan/vlc/2.0.1/win64/).

Can I replace the contents of \PortableApps\VLCPortable\App with the content of the 7-Zip archive?
Or when will an PA version of VLC 64-bit available?

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Thomas

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Most Likely

You can most likely.

We don't do any 64-bit only apps since then it would just not work when you bring it to certain PCs. We do dual mode 32 & 64-bit apps in very specific circumstances (read more here: 64-bit Software: Where It Fits Into Portable Apps). VLC would likely not be a good fit for this as the app would double in size for no real benefit.

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I read what it said in your

I read what it said in your posted link, and I'm wondering. The reason I came here looking for a 64bit version was that I noticed my FireFox Portable package almost doubled in size from 90MB to 190MB because it now also includes the 64bit version together with the 32bit version.

The launcher apparently is smart enough to know which one to start.

Considering this. the argument you posted and the explicit mention of Firefox in the linked topic are totally contradicting with the current state of affairs where a relative small package as VLC still only includes a 32bit version and now a space monger like Firefox comes with both versions.

I appreciate and realize this might be a one off occurrence for Firefox , however I would like to request that then VLC also be made available either as a separate download for the 64bit version or a mixed version with a smart enough launcher to start whichever is applicable. The current Firefox package demonstrates this to be a viable alternative.

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No Reason

Please offer valid specific reasons for making VLC dual mode. VLC is already very large for a media player at 113MB compared to MPC-HC, for example, at 38MB.

Firefox does offer a couple specific benefits to specific users in 64-bit mode. Specifically, some large web apps will run better and need access to a much larger memory footprint. This is becoming more of an issue for very large node.js-style apps as well as asm.js-style games. Dual mode Firefox Portable is also still only about the same size as Chrome et al as it is small for a browser in comparison to others. This is one of the reasons that Chrome isn't dual mode. Chrome, like VLC, is huge and doubling Chrome puts it into LibreOffice territory.

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