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    Installing VLC Media Player

    Does anyone have an MSI for VLC Media Player which they'd be willing to share? Alternatively, any suggestions for silently installing it, ideally without it becoming the default player (because that breaks AQA e-Science) but I can work around that if I need to.

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    Just install it on one machine and then copy the folder over, or dump it in a network folder. You would need to do the file assosiations manually if you need them. I am pretty sure this is how many others have done it. Othervise use the portable app version: VLC Media Player Portable | PortableApps.com - Portable software for USB, portable and cloud drives which will definatly work in that way.

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    HI

    Try this link its the one I used VLC media player 1.1.11 GPO.zip

    Richard

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    Also check if your allowed to use it, you may not have all the licenses you need or be affected by patents!

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    Thanks guys, those methods are great.

    Anyone know how I can change it so that it doesn't become the default player but does still have the right-click option? Happy to dig into the registry settings within the MSI, just not sure which one governs default file behaviour...

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    Don't worry about it - the default file association doesn't seem to be a problem any more, so something would appear to have changed within e-Science. I'm one happy bunny (or I will be if VLC actually solves the issue I'm installing it for!).

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    Quote Originally Posted by Geoff View Post
    Also check if your allowed to use it, you may not have all the licenses you need or be affected by patents!
    See here for information

    VideoLAN - Legal

    Richard

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    Quote Originally Posted by enjay View Post
    Does anyone have an MSI for VLC Media Player which they'd be willing to share? Alternatively, any suggestions for silently installing it, ideally without it becoming the default player (because that breaks AQA e-Science) but I can work around that if I need to.
    Enjay VLC player has switches you can use to deploy the exe you don't need an MSI.

    Here is what I Do:

    1. send out a batch file to all workstations to un-install previous versions

    Code:
    REM Remove earlier official VideoLAN versions
    "%ProgramFiles%\VideoLAN\VLC\uninstall.exe" /S
    
    REM Tidy up the removal of earlier versions
    rmdir /s /q "%ProgramFiles%\VideoLAN"
    2. Copy the VLc exe to C:\WINDOWS\TEMP\vlc-1.1.11-win32.exe


    3. Send a batch file to all workstations with the following syntax
    Code:
    CD /d C:\WINDOWS\TEMP
    
    vlc-1.1.11-win32.exe  /L=1033 /S
    /L=1033 = Language code UK

    /S silent install

    Maybe this might be a better solution for you

    Kili

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    Kili, that is actually how I've done it now, although I prefer MSI due to the way which we deploy our software.

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    We just run it off a network share here.

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    Quote Originally Posted by zag View Post
    We just run it off a network share here.
    I prefer local installs to keep server resources as free as possible, especially with things which whole classes can be using simultaneously.

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    Quote Originally Posted by enjay View Post
    Kili, that is actually how I've done it now, although I prefer MSI due to the way which we deploy our software.
    I have to agree I always look for an MSI first if I can get one. But well done you've cracked it

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    I did find an MSI (see Ricki's post), however when I realised that I don't need to play with file associations as I first thought, I left it - a newer version will be out before the main reason behind wanting an MSI rather than EXE presents itself as a problem anyway. I'll do the next version as MSI but for now, I can just move on down the list of apps which need re-installing following our network migration.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ricki View Post
    See here for information

    VideoLAN - Legal

    Richard
    IANAL but that info is only correct in French Jurisdictions.

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