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VLC: V0.86 is out... Can someone compile it into a Portable App?

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Snowflake
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VLC: V0.86 is out... Can someone compile it into a Portable App?

I see that 0.86 was released on the 10th of December... It apparently fixes a lot of problems with Flash Video playback. I'm trying to watch one now that won't even load.

If someone could recompile to make it a portable app, I would be ever so grateful...

-Rob

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Thanks!

No worries, I just found that 0.8.6 was out and that it fixed my playback problem. I also found in a previous thread that someone mentioned that you could install the normal windows binary to a thumbdrive too, but it wasn't space-optimized. I didn't realize that the stock windows binary was thumbdrive-friendly.

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Sorta

It's sorta portable, but it leaves stuff on the PC. You can drop a stock binary into the portable package, it'll just be about twice the size.

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Which binary?

I notice that vlc.exe is only about 91kb, so that can't be the binary in question. What files can I copy over from a desktop installation? libvlc.dll? Should I copy the plugins folder too?

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Cmon, snowflake, a little patience...

John's doing a great job, let him enjoy his holidays! In the meantime, just download the zip version from the DL page (scroll to the bottom) and unzip the whole thing onto your flash drive. So what if it's 30 MB unzipped, I know I can deal with it until John works his magic - that's what I'm doing. For me, I like the improvements to the playlist...

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anything on this?

anything on this?

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Actually...

As of now...version 0.86a is out...so any work on 0.86 might be rendered useless.

(unless the work on 0.86 can be easily moved to 0.86a)

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Updates

OK if you don't want to wait for Johns updates here's the deal:

Download vlc-0.8.6a-win32.zip

Unzip and copy everything into

VLCPortable\App\VLC\

Download upx203w.zip

Unzip

Create the following bat file...

massupx.bat

@echo off
upx --best --compress-icons=0 --nrv2d --crp-ms=999999 -k *.exe *.dll
del *.dl~
del *.ex~

(For those of you who don't know how to create a bat file... it's easy 1) Create a txt file... 2)Copy and paste the above text into it.... 3) Rename the text file massupx.bat)

Copy massupx.bat and upx.exe into:

VLCPortable\App\vlc\
VLCPortable\App\vlc\activex
VLCPortable\App\vlc\mozilla
VLCPortable\App\vlc\plugins

Run massupx.bat in each directory
Delete massupx.bat and upx.exe from each directory

The result one updated copy of VLC Portable with John's compression...

Now I don't know for sure but John may also remove some files and/or update some files by the time he releases his official version but this gets you the latest update at 16.2 MB

Minor note... keep a copy of the massupx.bat and upx.exe on your harddrive because they can be used to make similar updates on other portable software

PS I'd like to thank John for all the great work he does!!! And yes I know there is a more efficient way of doing some of this but this is the easiest way to explain.

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