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Windows Thread, Rolling out VLC - Do I, or Don't I? in Technical; It's on pretty much every machine here, and it's the only media playing software I use at home too!...
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    It's on pretty much every machine here, and it's the only media playing software I use at home too!

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    and with the latest version, they *finally* got rid of that sodding "Preparing font cache" BS that occurred when used on a fresh profile. That drove me crazy especially as it never did it on versions pre 1.1 (last year)

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    Have it as standard here. Have a few odd smatterings of PowerDVD out but just about everything is set to VLC. We have just about knocked it into staff that if something isn't working open with VLC.

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    Guess I'll retract my previous statement about tapping it on the head and install it for her!
    Cheers for the guidance!

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    How are you packaging VLC into an MSI?

    There used to be a way using .nsi but they seem to have removed that in 1.1.10?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Edu-IT View Post
    How are you packaging VLC into an MSI?

    There used to be a way using .nsi but they seem to have removed that in 1.1.10?
    Download the 7zip version, for some reason the .nsi isn't included in the .zip version.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sparkeh View Post
    Download the 7zip version, for some reason the .nsi isn't included in the .zip version.
    Oooh thanks!

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    Has anyone got a working version of 1.1.10 with the NSIS edits? I've tried and failed. Wondering if you can advise on line numbers of the changes.

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    ^ I think I do at home. I'll check tonight.

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    Quote Originally Posted by happymeal View Post
    just wondered what the implications would be if I did decide to roll this out in the future in a school enviroment?
    VLC does sometimes pause for a couple of seconds before it starts to play a DVD - your users just need to be patient and not start hammering random buttons.

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    Okay I have it packaged up now but does anyone know the uninstall command?

    I had it call /uninstall.exe in the past but seems that doesn't exist in this version?

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    We currently have VLC on every staff laptop image.

    Despite our advice to staff that we suggest them to use VLC player, some still try to play DVDs with WMP or PowerDVD instead. Have people managed to set VLC as default when there are multiple media players installed? Tried various things but DVD drive always opens in WMP when double clicked.

    I know staff can right-click and 'Play with VLC' or open VLC and go to Media -> Open but not all staff listen to the advice we give so would be useful if VLC was default when playing DVDs.

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    I've also added this reg tweak with my deployment so that if the user double clicks on the DVD drive in My Computer (as most of them do here!) then it will automatically launch VLC as opposed to WMP (which doesn't have the codecs on XP)

    Code:
    Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00
    
    [HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\DVD\shell\play\command]
    @="\"C:\\Program Files\\VideoLAN\\VLC\\vlc.exe\" --no-qt-privacy-ask --no-qt-updates-notif --started-from-file dvd://%1"
    
    [HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\AudioCD\shell\play\command]
    @="\"C:\\Program Files\\VideoLAN\\VLC\\vlc.exe\" --no-qt-privacy-ask --no-qt-updates-notif --started-from-file cdda://%1"
    So basically, any DVDs or AudioCDs will play automatically in VLC if the user double clicks the drive icon in My Computer.

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    Any of you that are using this suggest how you go about uninstalling it? Do you have an uninstall.exe?

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    Okay I have the uninstaller there now.

    Does this work for anyone though in 1.1.10:

    To suppress the "Privacy and Network Policies" dialog that appears when VLC is run for the first time, look for these lines:

    Lines: 544-545

    CreateShortCut "$SMPROGRAMS\VideoLAN\VLC media player.lnk" "$INSTDIR\vlc.exe" ""

    ...and change them to this:

    CreateShortCut "$SMPROGRAMS\VideoLAN\VLC media player.lnk" "$INSTDIR\vlc.exe" "--no-qt-privacy-ask"

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