VLC Media Player Portable 0.8.6f Released

John T. Haller's picture
Submitted by John T. Haller on April 3, 2008 - 1:05pm

VLC logoVLC Media Player Portable 0.8.6f 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, fixing some security issues. 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 Portable ScreenshotVLC 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 0.8.6f (release notes).

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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Downloaded Fine,
Working as expected.
Don't really see much different.

No Problems to report from any source.


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

John T. Haller's picture

Heh... yeah, I figured I'd switch it up. I was going to put a shot from Life on Mars of Battlestar Galactica, but I thought more folks would recognize Family Guy.

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

LOGAN-Portable's picture

haha, really, you were concerned by not enough people would recognize Life on Mars or Battlestar Galactica?

Why not StarGate?

here on Win XP SP2.
THanks John!

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

Master Imrahil's picture

Runs perfectly on Vista Ultimate.
Excellent work! I haven't noticed any differences yet, but we'll just have to wait and see...

Keep up the good work, Mr. Haller!

Master Imrahil

"I am not what I ought to be. I am not what I wish to be. I am not even what I hope to be.
But by the cross of Christ, I am not what I was. "

– John Newton

I have downloaded VLC Portable 0.8.6f and I placed additional skins in the skins folder, but when I go to skins menu only skins2 appear.
I can´t change the skins.
Thank you

The bookmarks window still doesn't run properly, especially with video. It's not visible unless it's maximised and that makes it overlay the video window (so you can't see the video)>it's been like this for a long time.