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Portable VLC 2.2.4, XP SP3 - I get initial splash screen but app will not start

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Portable VLC 2.2.4, XP SP3 - I get initial splash screen but app will not start

I am trying to run VLC Media Player Portable 2.2.4 on XP SP3.

I get the initial splash screen when I try to start vlc from the PA start menu but ... I never get the program interface. I do see an entries for vlc.exe and VLCPortable.exe in the Windows Task Manager.

I see in download.com that this version from PA should work on XP. So, I am asking for help here.

Thanks in advance.

John T. Haller
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Run vlc.exe

Could you try running vlc.exe within the App\vlc folder? It will run in local mode, but you'll be able to see any errors.

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Re: Run vlc.exe

Thanks for trying to help me.

Here is what I did
- opened the cmd prompt
- cd'ed to App/vlc
- typed vlc.exe, hit return
- waited, waited, waited
- no window, no error messages, nothing in the event viewer
- checked taskmanager, saw and entry for vlc.exe

Desperate questions:
Do I need to run as admin?
Do I need to run from a particular drive?

I had the non portable version running on my computer before: 2.0.7. Might try 2.3.4
So, I am hoping to get this version running for me.

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Standard VLC

Could you try a standard copy of VLC downloaded to your machine from here: http://www.videolan.org/vlc/download-windows.html

Download the zip package. Unzip. Run vlc.exe.

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The standard copy worked.

The standard copy worked. Then I downloaded the 2.2.4 paf.exe from sorceforge. Reinstalled it through the PA console. It ran.

Thanks?

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