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VLC Media Player Portable v2.2.6 Updated

billon on 25 May 2017
  • 121MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 24 May 2017
  • Suggested by Andrew Lee

VLC is a skinnable, feature-rich media player that supports a wide variety of multimedia file and streaming formats. It can play files while they download, from inside RAR files, online radio stations, convert video formats, and much more. The software can also behave as a streaming server for delivering video in unicast or multicast mode.

VLC Portable is a portable wrapper for VLC. Alternatively, X-VideoLAN is also available.

Category:
System Requirements: WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: Application folder
Stealth: ? Yes
Unicode support: Yes
Path portability: Automatic relative path (eg. ..\..\personal\work.doc)
License: GPL
How to extract: Download the self-extracting EXE and extract to a folder of your choice. Launch VLCPortable.exe.
What's new? See:
https://www.videolan.org/vlc/releases/2.2.5.html
Latest comments
Mike.S.G. on 2015-03-03 07:43

VLC Media Player v220 is available @ PortableApps
... http://portableapps.com/apps/music_video/vlc_portable

CornHolio the Gringo on 2015-03-31 20:51

I never upgrade, before I got the faults a listed.

I still Use old VLC Media Player 1.0.5

/Corn

CornHolio the Gringo on 2015-05-16 19:22

Now using v2.1.2 with no problems on my XP-system and my Win7-system.

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CrystalDiskInfo v7.1.1 Updated

billon on 4 Aug 2017
  • 9MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 4 Aug 2017
  • Suggested by guinness

CrystalDiskInfo monitors disk health status and temperature, monitoring/graphing of S.M.A.R.T. diagnostic information. The program also tells you how many times the hard disk has been turned on and how many hours.

Functional with magnetic and solid state disks.

Category:
System Requirements: WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: Application folder
Dependencies: Administrator rights
.NET 2.0+ (only required for Alert Mail)
Stealth: ? Yes
Unicode support: Yes
License: MIT
How to extract:
  1. Download the "Portable" ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice
  2. Optionally, delete License, gadget, opus folders, unnecessary languages and themes, AlertMail.exe and AlertMail4.exe
  3. Launch DiskInfo32.exe or DiskInfo64.exe
Similar/alternative apps: PassMark DiskCheckup
What's new?
  • Added Kurei Kei Edition.
  • Updated language files (Slovak).
  • Built with Visual C++ 2017 Update 1.
  • Fixed:
    • Memory Leak;
    • Sound problem.
Latest comments
bzl333 on 2011-09-01 01:27

it has OpenCandy bundled with it now according to that Gizmo site.

rodger123 on 2012-09-22 17:41

Woked fine on my USB storage drive-Hallers version at portable apps better,cleans up itself,slick program.

SYSTEM on 2012-09-26 14:31

@rodger123: This "worse" version only leaves files in Internet Explorer's cache. IMHO, the overhead caused by PortableApps.com Launcher is not worth it.

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Don't Sleep v4.09 Updated

billon on 25 Jul 2017
  • 120KB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 25 Jul 2017
  • Suggested by joby_toss

Don't Sleep helps prevent system Shutdown, Standby, Hibernate, Turn Off and Restart operations. This is useful to temporarily disable automatic power-saving tools without modifying any system settings. Works great for running a presentation, defragmenting a disk, or encoding a large file.

Category:
System Requirements: Win2K / WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: Application folder
Stealth: ? Yes
Unicode support: Yes
License: Freeware
How to extract: Download the ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice. Launch DontSleep.exe.
What's new?
  • Recompile the program from ANSI to Unicode for better support.
  • Update of the languages files.
Latest comments
Beau on 2012-02-05 17:25

I've been using Don't Sleep for some time now and it works great for me. It updates frequently but I never had a problem with the many previous versions. I use it when doing routine unattended maintenance, when making large backups and downloads.

allclownsareevil on 2012-02-05 19:20

I think "Don't Sleep" should win an award for the most updated program on TPFW. :-) Works well though, thanks.

MIKLO on 2017-07-02 14:24

WOW no comments for such a long time, this is a program I have used for many years and it still works great for me even now while using Windoze 10 does just what it says and does it perfectly.
MIKLO

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IrfanView v4.44 Updated

billon on 7 Aug 2017
  • 2MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 20 Dec 2016
  • Suggested by Andrew Lee

IrfanView is a viewer for a wide variety of image, audio and video formats. The program includes batch processing, creation of panoramic images, edition of multi-page TIFF files, lossless JPEG rotate/crop and effects such as sharpen and blur. Other tools such as screen capture, scanner, slideshow, plugin support and ability to capture icons from EXE or DLL

Alternatively, IrfanView Portable is also available and updates drive letters and handles registry keys.

Category:
System Requirements: WinAll / Wine
Writes settings to: Application folder
Stealth: ? No. [HKCR\IrfanView]
Unicode support: Partial. There is a DLL that can be activated from the setting window but it doesn't cover everything.
License: Free for non-commerical use
How to extract:
  1. Download the ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice
  2. Optionally
    • Delete iv_uninstall.exe
    • Download the plugins ZIP package and extract the contents to the Plugins sub folder
  3. Launch i_view32.exe
Note: Plugins adds 10 megs to the size and support for more graphics, audio, video, and more. Plugins for OCR and PDF tools are available separate download -- see the thread in forums on how to enable them with portable installations.
Similar/alternative apps: XnView, Imagine, FastStone Image Viewer
What's new?
  • Metadata PlugIn ported to Unicode (EXIF/IPTC/Comment data in JPG files).
  • Batch scan dialog: Scan to multipage file works also with PDF output.
  • New Edit menu options: Remove or Insert strip (based on selection).
  • New Blur filter: Gaussian Blur.
  • New Blur filter: Fast Gaussian Blur.
  • New Properties->Fullscreen option: Show blurred image sides.
  • Option to show mouse coordinates (Properties->Viewing).
  • New options in Histogram dialog: modeless dialog, selections, curves.
  • New effect added: Vertical Shift (Effects browser dialog).
  • New Thumbnails menu: Show/hide filenames text for thumbnails.
  • New Image->Effects PlugIn: Film Simulation (check the PlugIns page for CLUT files download).
  • New wallpaper option: Fill (Hotkey: CTRL + SHIFT + F).
  • New Rename dialog option: Rename also sidecar files.
  • New Print dialog option: Save settings (without printing).
  • Command line option "/append" works also with PDF output.
  • A BMP loading bug fixed.
  • The hotkey "D" (clear screen) works also in Fullscreen/Slideshow mode.
  • Loading crashes fixed in JP2 PlugIn (JPG-2000 format).
  • The Luratech formats (JP2/JPM) are now Freeware (Saving and Batch mode).
  • Command line: /convert accepts wildcard also for a single filename, like: i_view32.exe c:\testimg.bmp /convert=c:\tifs\*.tif => save as "testimg.tif"
  • Command line: /capture=7 can contain the input rectangle, like: i_view32.exe /capture=7=(0,0,800,600)
Latest comments
Checker on 2015-08-05 21:52

@ billon: Thanks ... and updated ;)

TP109 on 2016-05-21 15:25

Irfanview is one of the oldest, but still one of the best programs of its type. Does just about everything, its fast and very lightweight, and even works from the command-line.

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HWMonitor v1.32 Updated

billon on 7 Aug 2017
  • 4MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 7 Aug 2017
  • Suggested by JohnW

HWMonitor is a hardware monitoring program that reads PC systems main health sensors including:

  • CPU temperature, voltage, power consumption and utilization
  • Mainboard voltages, temperatures, fans speed
  • GPU voltage, temperature, utilization
  • HDD temperature

Category:
System Requirements: WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: Application folder
Dependencies: Administrator rights
Unicode support: Yes
License: Freeware
How to extract: Download the ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice. Launch HWMonitor_x32.exe or HWMonitor_x64.exe.
What's new?
  • Intel Core X processors (KBL-X and SKL-X) and X299 platform.
  • AMD ThreadRipper and X399 platform.
Latest comments
Craunch on 2012-08-14 12:22

Just checked. The .zip files currently available for download from the CPUID website are not empty now.

pravin007techno on 2014-08-18 12:49

then get from here without any worries
link: http://go4download.com/monitor-your-pc-temperature-using-hw-monitor-tutorial-download

softv on 2016-12-27 12:30

I use this regularly. Quite useful.

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