VLC Media Player Portable 0.9.9 Released

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Submitted by John T. Haller on April 2, 2009 - 6:13pm

VLC logoVLC Media Player Portable 0.9.9 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, adds a multilingual installer and fixes a bug where a directory was left locally. 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 0.9.9 (release notes - scroll down), adds our latest multilingual installer and fixes a bug where a folder was left behind in the local APPDATA directory when a DVD was played.

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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for the update Smile

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"May The Schwartz be with You!" Yogurt the Yoda


The AdditionalParameters var is still not being used from the VLCPortable.ini file. It's very simple to patch to the VLCPortable.nsi file, and it would be great to put the fix into the official release! Here is the patch that fixes the problem:

--- VLCPortable.000.nsi 2008-12-31 11:51:38.000000000 -0500
+++ VLCPortable.nsi     2008-12-30 10:50:16.000000000 -0500
@@ -185,11 +185,11 @@ Section "Main"
                StrCmp "'$0'" "''" "" LaunchProgramParameters
                ;=== No parameters
-               StrCpy $EXECSTRING `"$PROGRAMDIRECTORY\$PROGRAMEXECUTABLE" --vlm-conf "$SETTINGSDIRECTORY\vlcrc" --no-plugins-cache --config "$SETTINGSDIRECTORY\vlcrc"`
                Goto AdjustSettings
-               StrCpy $EXECSTRING `"$PROGRAMDIRECTORY\$PROGRAMEXECUTABLE" $0 --vlm-conf "$SETTINGSDIRECTORY\vlcrc" --no-plugins-cache --config "$SETTINGSDIRECTORY\vlcrc"`
                StrCmp $SECONDARYLAUNCH "true" LaunchAndClose

Cheers! -Ross