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VLC Media Player Portable v2.2.1

webfork on 21 May 2015
  • 112MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 20 Apr 2015
  • 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
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? Codec:
  • Fix compilation with older libavcodec versions.
  • Fix some VP9 decoding.
  • Fix flac crashes.
  • Fix lpcm channel ordering.
  • Fix potential NULL dereference in dmo.
  • Fix teletext framing code in DVB PES packets.
  • Fix potential buffer overflow in schroendinger decoder.
  • Fix AAC samplerate.
Demuxers:
  • Fix MP4 chapters.
  • Fix MKV overseeking, introducing slowness over network shares.
  • Fix crash when playing SPC files.
  • Fix ATRAC3 playback in MKV.
  • Revert to older ASX code.
  • Workaround TS issue with mpeg-audio.
Access:
  • Fix sftp read and close sockets.
  • Fix DTV build with Linux DVB versions < 5.8.
  • Fix UDP/RTP input on Windows.
Audio output:
  • Fix Alsa HDMI plugs.
  • Improve Alsa output, with larger buffers.
  • Fix DirectSound output with multi-channel files.
    OS X:
  • Fix numerous crashes in the UI.
  • Fix video-wallpaper mode.
  • Fix race when starting VLC from command line.
    Qt:
  • Fix recent items behaviour.
  • Fix rotation filter activation.
  • Fix mux modules names for the streaming wizard.
Win32:
  • Timestamp the signature of the dlls.
  • Fix extensions registration during install.
  • Fix extensions dialog crash.
  • Default to no DxVA decoding.
libVLC:
  • Fix libvlc_media_get_stats.
Translations:
  • Update of Afrikaans, Albanian, Azerbaijani, Catalan, Czech, Danish, Dutch, English (United Kingdom), Finnish, French, German, Hebrew, Hindi, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Latvian, Macedonian, Malay, Modern Greek, Norwegian BokmÃ¥l, Norwegian Nynorsk, Polish, Portuguese, Russian, Scottish Gaelic, Serbian, Simplified Chinese, Slovak, Slovenian, Spanish, Swedish, Tamil, Thai, Traditional Chinese, Turkish, Ukrainian translations.
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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TagScanner v6.0.1 Updated

billon on 19 Jan 2016
  • 5MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 20 Jan 2016
  • Suggested by scamme

TagScanner is a multifunction program for organizing and managing your music collection. It can edit tags of most audio formats, rename files based on the tag information, generate tag information from filenames, and perform any transformations of the text from tags and filenames. Album info available via online databases like freedb or Amazon and includes a built-in player.

Supports ID3v1, ID3v2, Vorbis comments, APEv2, WindowsMedia and MP4 (iTunes) tags. Includes powerful TAG editor with batch functions and special features and a playlist maker with ability to export playlists to HTML or Excel.

Category:
System Requirements: WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: Application folder
Stealth: ? Yes
Unicode support: Yes
License: Freeware
How to extract: Download the portable ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice. Launch Tagscan.exe.
What's new?
  • Improved: More accurate sorting by picture dimensions.
  • Fixed: Program hang on file list shuffle.
  • Fixed: Program hang on paths managment.
  • Fixed: Custom tag fields removed while saving with standard tag editor.
  • Reverted back loading of user templates for foldernames.
  • Updated support for AAC.
  • Reorganize files feature again handles folders.
Latest comments
EL_DeLino on 2014-09-01 19:36

v5.1.652 is Online!

http://xdlab.ru/en/download.htm

Checker on 2014-09-01 21:32

@ EL_DeLino: Thanks ... and updated ;)

billon on 2015-11-15 20:19

TagScanner 6 beta available with many new features and improvements - http://www.xdlab.ru/en/ts6beta.htm

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Advanced Renamer v3.70 Updated

Checker on 2 Jan 2016

Advanced Renamer can rename multiple files or folders using several different methods for calculating the new name, including metadata tools for sound and picture files (e.g. GPS data or ID3 tags) or other sources. Supports unicode, regular expressions, custom javascript, and more.

Category:
System Requirements: 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 ARen.exe.

Optionally, disable automatic updates in settings.
What's new?
  • Fixed ExifTool bug. Sometimes values were shifted when assigned to items in the list resulting in wrong values for some items.
  • Fixed "Invalid floating point" error when sorting on column Date Taken when column contains blank values.
  • Updated translations.
Latest comments
smaragdus on 2015-05-06 22:20

Advanced Renamer 3.66 released.

Checker on 2015-05-07 19:18

@ smaragdus: Thanks ... and updated ;)

MIKLO on 2015-12-09 16:07

Its still the best in my opinion :)
MIKLO

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CrystalDiskInfo v6.7.5 Updated

Checker on 3 Feb 2016
  • 9MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 3 Feb 2016
  • Suggested by guinness

CrystalDiskInfo monitors HDD/SSD health status and temperature, and does all the usual monitoring/graphing of S.M.A.R.T. information. It also tells you how many times the hard disk has been turned on and how many hours.

Category:
System Requirements: Win2K / WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: Application folder
Dependencies: Administrator rights
Stealth: ? Yes
License: MIT
How to extract:
  1. Download the ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice
  2. Optionally, delete the gadget folder and unnecessary languages
  3. Launch DiskInfo.exe or DiskInfoX64.exe
What's new?
  • Added Dual Code Signing (SHA-1&SHA-2).
  • Fixed UI bugs (6.7.0~).
  • Updated language files (Italian).
Latest comments
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.

billon on 2013-04-12 23:15

Last version:
5.5.1 [2013/04/08]
Improved Samsung SSD support
Added Kingston DataTraveler Ultimate (USB Memory) support
Updated language files (Traditional Chinese, Italian)

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Audacity v2.1.2 Updated

billon on 20 Jan 2016
  • 26MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 20 Jan 2016
  • Suggested by Andrew Lee

Audacity is a multi-track sound recorder and editor with support for most audio formats and sophisticated effects such as noise removal and studio reverb. Users can record live audio, compress or convert file types, as well as cut, copy, splice or mix sounds together.

Cross platform with clients available for Mac and Linux.

Alternatively, Audacity Portable and X-Audacity are also available. The program is cross-platform.

Category:
System Requirements: WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: Application folder
Stealth: ? No. HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Audacity
Unicode support: Yes. Separate versions available.
License: GPL
How to extract:
  1. Download the ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice
  2. Create an empty folder and name it Portable Settings in the same directory
  3. Launch Audacity.exe
Due to licensing restrictions, users must follow these instructions to export to MP3.

(Thanks to user "r" for instructions posted to this forum thread.)
Similar/alternative apps: Wavosaur
What's new? See:
http://wiki.audacityteam.org/wiki/Release_Notes_2.1.2
Latest comments
webfork on 2015-08-15 16:08

AndTheWolf: updated, thanks

kiwichick888 on 2015-08-16 02:11

Maybe I'm having a blonde moment but I can't find any exporting mp3 instructions at the link given:

http://audacity.sourceforge.net/help/faq?s=install&item=lame-mp3

webfork on 2015-08-18 02:03

kiwichick: link was broken, thanks for letting us know

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