VLC Media Player Portable 0.9.4 Released

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Submitted by John T. Haller on October 9, 2008 - 11:15am

VLC logoVLC Media Player Portable 0.9.4 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, has support for VLC's new media library, an updated launcher and an updated installer. 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 0.9.4 (release notes - scroll down) updating the interface, adding an on-screen display when in full screen mode and a media library among other things. The launcher has been updated to portablize the media library and new settings. The installer was also updated.

It should be noted that 0.9.4 does not run on Windows 95/98/Me. You can still download 0.8.6i from the VLC Portable homepage.

Call For Windows Developers

VLC's Windows port that we use has some issues and bugginess primarily due to the fact that VLC is in need of Windows developers. From their site: "We are putting out a call for NEW Windows developers. At the moment, our Windows-port is sorely missing some much needed love from a true Windows developer. Our team has been without a Windows developer for several months now, which is blocking us from supporting our largest usergroup in the manner we want to. We are therefore looking for developers to help our team in the areas of debugging crashes, Direct X, A/V capturing, ActiveX and Windows integration, so we can hopefully resume supporting our largest group of users in the best possible way. If we are unable to find new developers, new versions of VLC media player for Windows might become less frequent and severely out of sync with the Linux and Mac OS X versions." If you are interested, please visit the VLC Developers site and offer your services.

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

esta nueva version esta de lujo.
y no es para menos las imagenes al reproducir video en esta nueva version estan impresionantemente mejoradas incluso al tratar de reproducir un archivo vob que normalmente reprodusco con power dvd 8 note como la calidad de imagen es mucho mejor
y las opciones de elegir el aspecto y recortar del video lo complementan perfectamente.
lastima que no me permite mostrar el video como fondo de escritorio(una de las opciones que caracterisan a vlc), ¿sera porque tengo vista?.

gracias al grupo de desarrolladores que se lucieron con esta nueva version
y a john haller por esta nueva version portable que siempre me a gustado.