Saturday, April 25, 2015 VideoLAN - VLC Media Player Portable, the video swiss knife!
"Because VLC is a packet-based media player it plays almost all video content. It can play some, even if they're damaged, incomplete, or unfinished, such as files that are still downloading via a peer-to-peer (P2P) network." —Wikipedia
"... it's free and powerful...and with its integrated codecs covering just about every type of media under the sun, it's the big dog in the multimedia playback kennel." —Jon L. Jacobi, (Oct 9, 2013 6:00 AM)
VideoLAN - VLC Media Player is a free and open source cross-platform multimedia player and framework that plays most multimedia files as well as DVDs, Audio CDs, VCDs, and various streaming protocols.

Size: 165 MB (173,502,464 bytes) Packed Size: 36.6 MB (38,404,096 bytes)
SHA-256: 58CAF194A3CEB4A905E3D489D1FA37F81EF1EF924EFBDCDC60EEC666CFCEE072

Size: 337 MB (353,751,040 bytes) Packed Size: 67.0 MB (70,328,320 bytes)
SHA-256: EE70601A82E5295C77425CA47F8D0CDC604B292F00FDFD73BC40D27E4D967F7C

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VideoLAN - VLC 360° Test

Size: 122 MB (128,458,752 bytes) Packed Size: 29.1 MB (30,580,736 bytes)
SHA-256: 33C92CEA586927F9A3EB3A2A75F7C749C1CD23A4F9500F8A1CD285FD6B7DA69C
VLC 360° Video Rendering
If it won't play anything try change the video renderer from "Automatic": Tools → Preferences → Video tab (above) → Display section → Output.

Release Details

Developer: VideoLAN Organization &
Requirements: Windows 7 or later
License: Open source—Legal concerns
Source: Included in the package (.ini, .nsh files)

DIY/Do It Yourself: Upgrade to the Latest Release

Requirements 7-Zip, NPP/Notepad++ or other text editor, Launcher Generator/PAL, Installer/PAI.

  1. We'll use the 32/64 bit edition as example, you can infer from this example to upgrade the 32 bit only edition.
  2. Get the latest portable app. template, and extract the content with 7-Zip.
  3. Get the latest VideoLAN - VLC releases—both the 32 and 64 bit 7-Zip packages.
  4. Put it in the same folder as the extracted template, in our example C:\0TEST. Open the 32 bit package with 7-Zip, Open archive
    browse into vlc-3.0.3 subfolder, Browse into subfolder
    select all contents (by pressing both Ctrl and A buttons), then extract them to VLCMediaPlayerPortable _3264\App\VLC folder, Extract all to App\VLC folder
  5. Do the same with the 64 bit package but now extract them to App\VLC64 folder, Extract all to App\VLC64 folder
  6. Browse to VLCMediaPlayerPortable _3264\App\AppInfo and open appinfo.ini file with NPP. Replace the [Version] section with the latest version number. Make sure the PackageVersion entry is in 4 place digit, eg. not just 3.0.3,
     DisplayVersion=3.0.3 (32/64 bit)
  7. Run PAL, paste the template folder address C:\0TEST\VLCMediaPlayerPortable _3264, and click Go—a new launcher will be created, Create new launcher
  8. Test the new launchers by following this guide.
  9. When all is OK, then delete the VLCMediaPlayerPortable _3264\Data folder and run PAI, paste the package folder address C:\0TEST\VLCMediaPlayerPortable _3264, and click Go—to create the installer package. Create installer
  10. Use the installer package to upgrade your portable application. Don't forget to at least backup your Data folder before any upgrade :)
  11. If you find any changes that's not handled by the launcher, consult the PAL help file to modify the launcher yourself or ask for our paid upgrade support.

Portability Notes

  • VLC do not have portable mode. It stores its settings in Windows registry and data folders while running.
  • Make sure it exits cleanly before plugging out your thumbdrive.
  • You can help by sending request to the official developer to add "portable mode" to their future release.

Release History

3.0.3: No support for VLC srpos plugin (playback resuming). It can't play .webm correctly. You can always go back to 2.2.8 :)

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