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Kevster
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Editing Portable MPlayer

Well I just got MPlayer for MP4 portable playing purposes and decided to mess around with the files and copying and pasteing. I copy and pasted: mplayer (mplayer - Movie Player) and MPUI and ran those only with a video file. And apparently it worked, which makes me wonder several questions?:

-Am what am I doing is legal since Im editing it even though its under GPI?
-Will this damage my pc as it lagged everything after an hour.
-And is everything that extracted out of Portable MPlayer necisarily as I'm trying to conserve room on my USB?

m2
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-GPL, not GPI. Yes, you're

-GPL, not GPI. Yes, you're allowed to modify it.
-Lag was not caused by this modification
-The only use for the launcher here is showing PA.com ad. Best go to mplayer.hu and get original MPlayer, this way you'll be sure that there are no files added by PA.com. Then get upx (upx.sf.net) and compress it. This way you'll have MPlayer that is smaller, starts up faster, has lower chance of getting blocked by antivirus mistakes.

ADDED: But "run and see if it works" is not a good way of testing program portability. Better search if there's non-PA.com version in portablefreeware.com database. Note: PA.com and PF.com use different definition of what's portable, PA.com is more restrictive. PA.com portable=PF.com portable+stealth.

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Clarification

Clarification: Portableapps.com apps are not, never have been, never claimed to be, never will be "stealth"

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

m2
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Good point. I should say more

Good point. I should say more clearly that I meant "PF.com-stealth". They have a definition which clearly states what they mean and that it's nowhere close to "untraceable".

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