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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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USBDeview v2.70 Updated

billon on 23 May 2017

USBDeview lists all USB devices plugged into your computer, both current and past. Information on devices includes name/description, type, serial number (for mass storage), the date/time that device was added, Vendor ID, Product ID etc. The program also allows you to disconnect currently connected USB devices as well as uninstall previously used USB devices. The program can be used on a remote computer, as long as you have an admin login to that computer.

Category:
System Requirements: Win2K / WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: Application folder
Stealth: ? Yes
License: Freeware
How to extract: Download the ZIP package and extract a folder of your choice. Launch USBDeview.exe.

Optionally, to show the vendor name and product name of your USB devices, download usb.ids to the same folder.
Similar/alternative apps: USB Oblivion
What's new? Added:
  • New command-line options to check whether a USB device is connected (USBDeview returns 0 if the device is not connected): /is_connected, /is_connected_by_serial, /is_connected_by_drive, /is_connected_by_class, /is_connected_by_pid.
    For example: USBDeview.exe /is_connected "USB\Vid_1058&Pid_1023\8539583490834690".
  • New command-line options to check whether a USB device is disabled (USBDeview returns 0 if the device is not disabled): /is_disabled, /is_disabled_by_serial, /is_disabled_by_drive, /is_disabled_by_class, /is_disabled_by_pid.
    For example: USBDeview.exe /is_disabled "USB\Vid_1058&Pid_1023\8539583490834690".
Latest comments
Midas on 2015-12-11 21:32

@MIKLO: USB Oblivion (http://www.portablefreeware.com/?id=2287) does precisely what you mentioned...

MIKLO on 2017-05-25 14:30

@Midas thank you & I have used Oblivion before it is a very good App and works great, I do like better than USBDeview although it also is a very good App. Again that's @Midas for your help and info here and on many other Apps or Software on this site :)
MIKLO

Midas on 2017-05-26 10:25

Glad to be of help. :)

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CCleaner v5.30.6065 Updated

billon on 23 May 2017
  • 20MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 23 May 2017
  • Suggested by Ennovy

CCleaner is a feature-rich system optimization and privacy tool. The program cleans unused, temporary, and log files from your system, as well as traces of online activities such as Internet history and flash cookies. The program contains startup controls for Windows, major internet browsers, and context menu entries. Includes a separate registry cleaner, duplicate search, system restore tool, and can wipe both deleted files and drive free space for security.

A 64-bit version is available (within the folder). Monitoring functions are only available in the pro version.

An unofficial set of community developed cleaning rules can be found here however it should be noted that many of these rules are alpha and the developers will not provide support for these rules, a thread in the users forum is dedicated to supporting the add-on rules.

Category:
System Requirements: WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: Application folder
Dependencies: Administrator rights under Windows Vista or above
Stealth: ? Yes
Unicode support: Yes
License: Free for personal use
How to extract: Download the "Portable" ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice. Launch CCleaner.exe or CCleaner64.exe (for 64-bit OS).

Optionally, delete unnecessary language files.
What's new?
  • Improved:
    • Edge Cookie cleaning;
    • SSD detection algorithm.
  • Updated:
    • Internet Explorer 10 and 11 History cleaning;
    • Thunderbird 52 History cleaning;
    • Windows Explorer MRU Cache cleaning.
  • Optimized Update Checking process.
  • Minor GUI improvements and bug fixes.
Latest comments
Guido76 on 2016-07-20 05:30

Hi,
One more time, it's impossible to download Portable version. We are pulsed from page to page and finally landed on the original one.

IanFromBarrie on 2016-07-20 15:57

Same experience as @Guido76 at 11:45AM EST. Looking back over the comments, it seems that Piriform has got web platform problems. Hope that sort of sloppiness doesn't carry over into the actual product.

webfork on 2016-07-20 21:45

An alternative link to the Softpedia download has been added to the entry.

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Artweaver Free v6.0.3 Updated

billon on 23 May 2017
  • 41MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 22 May 2017
  • Suggested by Island Boy

Artweaver is an image editor that tries to simulate natural brush tools eg. chalk, charcoal, pencils. It supports common image formats such as BMP, GIF, JPEG, PCX, TGA, TIFF, PNG and PSD, in addition to its own format (AWD). Image editing functions includes selection, gradient, crop, fill, transparency, layers, effects (sharpen, blur, emboss, mosaic etc.).

A Pro version is available with additional functionality: a feature comparison is available. The pro version has not been tested for portability.

Category:
System Requirements: Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: Application folder
Stealth: ? Yes
Unicode support: Yes
License: Freeware
How to extract:
  1. Download the installer and extract to a folder of your choice
  2. Move the contents of {app} to a folder of your choice
  3. Create a text file Artweaver.ini in that folder with the content:

    [Settings]
    LangFilePath=Languages\Artweaver_en.lng

  4. Launch Artweaver.exe
What's new? Added:
  • Delete script command to FilterFX filter.
  • Undo and redo commands to FilterFX filter editor.
  • Context menu to FilterFX filter editor.
Fixed:
  • Crash when using FilterFX help.
  • Various errors.
Latest comments
ishldgetoutmore on 2011-12-07 21:49

I used Universal Extractor to open the installer, then copied the {app} folder to my PortableApps directory on my USB drive. I renamed it to Artweaver and created the .ini file. Seems to run just fine! I guess the {embedded} directory contains license files and so forth; not necessary to run the program. Very nice!

dany on 2011-12-08 00:06

@foxcole: click the link in 'how to extract.', you need to replace bin/innounp.exe with the latest version, yours only supports versions up to 5.1.1. Innounp version 0.36 supports unpacking version 5.4.2 Inno Setup installers.
Worked for me.

Happy.Camper2 on 2017-03-10 19:34

Sadly, The Artweaver Team will shutdown on
06/01/2017.
Article at Artweaver blog=>
https://www.artweaver.de/en/blog/80

Take Care All,
Happy Camper2

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ProcessKO v4.04 Updated

billon on 22 May 2017

ProcessKO is a small useful tool designed to quickly kill any running or hanging process / program.

Category:
System Requirements: Win98 / WinME / WinNT / Win2K / WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: Application folder
Stealth: ? Yes
Unicode support: Yes
License: Freeware
How to extract: Download the ZIP (ANSI/Unicode) package and extract to a folder of your choice. Launch ProcessKO.exe.
What's new?
  • New feature: Start ProcessKO from ? menu in admin mode.
  • Corrections and improvements for Windows 10 Creators Update.
Latest comments
__philippe on 2013-12-08 13:44

ProcessKO v 3.21 released.

fullbug on 2014-03-21 22:22

Thanx! Great little program....

MIKLO on 2016-10-01 18:27

Really like this pgm small and powerful, does exactly what I want when I want, what a concept.
MIKLO

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