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Problem with VLC portable app

By learninmypc
May 14, 2015
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  1. I have 700 mb's of tunes on a flashdrive I wanted to play at a friends place & so I installed the http://portableapps.com/ portable version of VLC on the same flashdrive & it worked on mine yet when I tried it on his pc, it didn't & he said it was because he don't have VLC on his pc.
    Confused, I removed it from my pc & sure enough the portable VLC didn't work. Why??
     
  2. jobeard

    jobeard TS Ambassador Posts: 9,342   +622

    Bad install of the portable. it is accessing resource on the installed version on the PC.

    You have the right approach;
    • uninstall the PC version
    • download the portable and move it to a flashdrive
    • try that version.
    if good, copy it to the other FD
     
  3. learninmypc

    learninmypc TS Evangelist Topic Starter Posts: 6,611   +336

    Thanks, will give it a try. :)
     
  4. learninmypc

    learninmypc TS Evangelist Topic Starter Posts: 6,611   +336

    Ok, did as you said but it didn't work like it does on the pc. Maybe its not supposed to, I'll continue to tinker with it. :)
     
  5. jobeard

    jobeard TS Ambassador Posts: 9,342   +622

    Portable may not be exactly like the PC - - question is does it run at all?
     
  6. learninmypc

    learninmypc TS Evangelist Topic Starter Posts: 6,611   +336

    Playing individual songs on the flashdrive does work, just not ALL in the folder.
    Perhaps I'll try WMP portable :) Thank you @jobeard
     
  7. Siavash

    Siavash TS Booster Posts: 65   +19

    Audacious is a nice alternative, no installation required.
     
  8. learninmypc

    learninmypc TS Evangelist Topic Starter Posts: 6,611   +336

    @Siavash , are you suggesting that from experience or not & did you read this thread? Just curious. I've had that program in the past but for reasons I don't remember, I got rid of it. :)
     
  9. Siavash

    Siavash TS Booster Posts: 65   +19

    @learninmypc Nope, I was just passing by but couldn't miss the opportunity to increase my post count :D Joking aside, I've used Audacious for about 2 years on Linux and was pretty happy with that. It was pretty lightweight and capable of playing popular music formats; just switched to Amarok lately because of better KDE integration.

    The Windows version is a portable (no installation required) 20MB zip file, after extraction head into the "bin" folder and run the "audacious.exe" executable to enjoy your musics. audacious-3.6.1-win32.zip
     
  10. learninmypc

    learninmypc TS Evangelist Topic Starter Posts: 6,611   +336

    Ok, but first of all, the purpose of this thread is/was to find out why a portable app don't work like it is supposed to do. I've used FF portable on same computer at my friends place & it worked fine.
    In my opinion, I should be able to use VLC on his pc even thou he don't have it. So no, I can't download Audacios on his just to try it out. But thanks for the thought :)
     

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