found instances of *.cache-2 in VLCPortable.nsi and changed them to *.cache-3, recompiled and it no longer has to build the font cache. No idea why vlc developers changed the file name, but it changed with 1.1.3
Thanks for the update, been waiting for it for a while. I have gotten to the point that I can and do sometimes compile my own but prefer to have the official releases whenever possible.
Fixed in 1.1.4 Rev 2
Sometimes, the impossible can become possible, if you're awesome!
Props, man. I really do appreciate your hard work John, it's what keeps me coming back to this site over the rest. I've tried some of the other much less reputable sources of portable applications, but I would still rather get them from here.
Thanks again man for the quick update.