VLC Media Player Portable 0.8.6i Released

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Submitted by John T. Haller on July 21, 2008 - 10:41pm

VLC logoVLC Media Player Portable 0.8.6i 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 and has an improved launcher and installer. Additional languages are optional making install size as little as 9.8MB. 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 0.8.6i (release notes - scroll down). The launcher now handles INI options better and the installer better calculates free space. Non-English languages are now optional, taking install size down to under 10MB.

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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This blurb in the VLC README makes my day:

This version of VLC contains a new interface for Windows and Linux. This interface has a fullscreen controller.

FINALLY! Biggrin

EDIT: To enable the fullscreen controller, do the following:

Settings -> Preferences -> Interface -> Check "Show interface with mouse"

The "Fullscreen Controller" isn't exactly what I had envisioned. When you move you mouse to the top of the screen during a fullscreen video, a mini version of the whole VLC interface pops up. I thought one would appear as a "bar" along the edge somewhere. Anyways, re-size the interface to just show the controls and stick it in a corner of the screen somewhere then click back on the movie to make the controls go away. Next time you move the mouse to the top of the screen, the smaller interface will appear. This resets every time you run the program (changes you made to the fullscreen controller aren't saved by VLC it looks like).

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