VLC Media Player Portable 1.1.0 Released

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Submitted by John T. Haller on June 23, 2010 - 12:43am

VLC logoVLC Media Player Portable 1.1.0 has been released. VLC Portable is the popular VLC media player packaged as a portable app, so you can take your audio and video files along with everything you need to play them on the go. This release updates VLC to the latest version. It's packaged in PortableApps.com Format so it can easily integrate with the PortableApps.com Suite. And it's open source and completely free.

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VLC media player is a highly portable multimedia player for various audio and video formats (MPEG-1, MPEG-2, MPEG-4, DivX, XviD, WMV, mp3, ogg, ...) as well as DVDs, VCDs, and various streaming protocols. It can also be used as a server to stream in unicast or multicast in IPv4 or IPv6 on a high-bandwidth network. Learn more about VLC media player...

New In This Release

This release updates VLC Media Player to the latest version (release notes - scroll down).

PortableApps.com Installer / PortableApps.com Format

VLC Media Player Portable is packaged in a PortableApps.com Installer so it will automatically detect an existing PortableApps.com installation when your drive is plugged in. And it's in PortableApps.com Format, so it automatically works with the PortableApps.com Suite including the Menu and Backup Utility.


VLC Media Player Portable is available for immediate download from the VLC Media Player Portable homepage. Get it today!

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John you are fast!

"What about Love?" - "Overrated. Biochemically no different than eating large quantities of chocolate." - Al Pacino in The Devils Advocate

I found a way to keep it from doing the font cache rebuild every time you start it up. There's a .cache-2 file that it puts in %appdata%/Roaming/vlc, which if you copy to another folder before closing VLCPortable, close VLC Portable, then open VLCPortable again, copy the file back, and then open another file, it doesn't do the font cache rebuild. I'm thinking it may be this file is destroyed by vlc iteself, as it closes out, so I'm not sure how vlcportable would grab it to put it back. But if the file is there after vlcportable is open, but before you run your first movie, it doesn't do the font cache rebuild.

This is too much trouble - copying back and forth Sad
I guess in trying to do the app truly portable, it has been scheduled to delete C:\Users\user\AppData\Roaming\vlc folder every time it closes.
But then when it opens again, it does font cache rebuilding, which is really slowing it down.
In the portable version downloaded from videolan.org, the above folder stays, and the app starts really fast.
Could it be done so that the above folder is created in the application directory "settings" folder instead of AppData\Roaming\ ??
Then it will not need to be deleted and restored each time.

I tried this and only the first time on this PC was slow. THat is normal because the launcher has to update the driveletters in certain files etc. It took really long. But after that, reopening it only took about 3-5 seconds which I think is acceptable.

"What about Love?" - "Overrated. Biochemically no different than eating large quantities of chocolate." - Al Pacino in The Devils Advocate

With me each time it takes more than 30 sec. while rebuilding the font cache Sad This is each time I open a video file after vlc has been closed.

That's how it is for me as well.

I use PortableApps.com apps for home use; for example, I just reinstalled Windows 7, and all my portable apps are on another hard drive, so I just restored the backed-up shortcuts (to the apps), organized them on the desktop, then found some images to associate with XnView and some videos to associate with VLC. The nice thing is, I can associate with VLCPortable.exe, and then delete PA.c's VLC 1.1.0, install Josh's 1.1.0, try that, and then go back to PA.c's 1.0.5, and to Windows, it's all the same. (Josh's 1.1.0 does the same thing as PA.c's, so it may not be the launcher). Anyway, it's unacceptable for my uses, so I'm back on 1.0.5 (which, hey, it works fine) until 1.1.0 gets fixed.

When I installed this, my McAfee reported it isolated and removed a trojan horse from the installation.

Tim Clark's picture

Very Unlikely,

NO Official release of software from PortableApps.com has EVER been found to contain a virus, EVER. All reports have been found to be False Positives and have been corrected by the AV vendors after their error has been brought to their attention.

John scans ALL Official releases before they are signed, also, since the code is Open Source, Anybody and Everybody can look at the code and see what it is and does. Also, since VLCP was released on the 22nd and today is the 27th we are sure to have heard something about it before now.

Please read the information at the Bottom of this page for more information:
"AntiVirus and AntiSpyware False Positives"

If you are able to determine what file your AV is having a problem with see if you can upload it for testing to either or both of:

If not, could you indicate what the file is so someone whose AV is not having a problem with it can try the upload.

Thank you

Things have got to get better, they can't get worse, or can they?

Thank you centur for your feedback.

Yes, the first one is bothersome as we usually say that 4 or less is a good indication of safety.

I do note that the ones from McAfee are from the McAfee-GW-Edition version with dat dates of 2010.06.25, whereas the standard McAfee with dats as of 2010.06.27, today, are clean. Also the McAfee-GW-Edition is showing a detection of "Heuristic.LooksLike.Win32.Spyware.B" and heuristics detection is very prone to false positives.

I would hazard a guess that it is the compression used on the files in question which is causing the detection.

Obviously one needs to use caution when alerts happen. If you do not feel confident in our assurance that the files are in fact clean you can of course redownload VLCP in a few days and try again after the AV vendors have had a chance to investigate.

As I do not have the files in question at the moment I can't upload them to the vendors for further testing till Tuesday. But please feel free to do so.

As usual I'm sure this will all be cleared up in a few days.
As I said above, NO Official release of software from PortableApps.com has EVER been found to contain a virus, EVER


Things have got to get better, they can't get worse, or can they?

Just checked mine, Kaspersky reports numerous affected files all in the \PortableApps\VLCPortable\App\vlc\plugins directory

The Trojan is: Trojan.Win32.Rozena.g** (where ** is one of numerous combinations of letters)

1 sample from Kaspersky's report:
28/06/2010 7:44:09 Detected: Trojan.Win32.Rozena.gfs K:\PortableApps\VLCPortable\App\vlc\plugins\libcdg_plugin.dll

Virus check last week before installation of updated VLC did not report any virus.

John T. Haller's picture

Kaspersky was made aware of this issue and on 6/25/2010 said it would be fixed in the next update. I just checked and it is clean using the definitions dated 6/28/2010 5:24 AM EDT.

Sometimes, the impossible can become possible, if you're awesome!

Thx for fast response.


My original Kaspersky definition file was dated 28/06/2010 5:31
Manual update carried out, updated it to 28/06/2010 7:41

deleted VLC
re-downloaded and re-installed VLC

No virus/trojan threats detected

Amazing what a difference 2 hours can make. Smile

You probably right Tim, I opened up my log and got this information for your reference.

Date/Time Scan Type Detected Status
6/27/2010 Real-time Artemis! Repaired
9:48:21 AM EF24F5C850 (removed)

Detection Name: Artemis!EF24F5C850AD (Trojan)



Process description: VLC Media Player Portable

I ran an AV update, redownloaded the application and installed it with no findings.

John T. Haller's picture

With VLC Portable 1.1.0, a few antivirus products have had issues with false positives. The following have been contacted:

Kaspersky - Fixed as of 6/26

a-squared - Fixed as of 6/28

Avira AntiVir - Submitted report, in queue for review

Ikarus - Fixed as of 6/28

McAfee - Submitted report, in queue for review

TrendMicro - Submitted report, in queue for review

You should also contact your antivirus company to get them to resolve their issue. Until then you can uncompress any files that are affected using UPX and your antivirus product will no longer think it is infected (which also proves that it is not actually infected).

UPDATE 6/28: Ikarus and a-squared have updated their definitions to fix the issue.

Sometimes, the impossible can become possible, if you're awesome!