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by JohnTHaller
Fri May 04, 2018 1:45 pm
Forum: News & Announcements
Topic: The spambots are back!
Replies: 17
Views: 39227

Re: The spambots are back!

Have you tried integrating StopForumSpam.com yet? There is a phpbb plugin for it: http://stopforumspam.com/mods#link_phpbb
by JohnTHaller
Sun Apr 29, 2018 12:42 pm
Forum: Portable Freeware Discussion
Topic: Media Player - 32-bit better than 64-bit ? (resolved)
Replies: 6
Views: 8131

Re: Media Player - 32-bit better than 64-bit ?

The majority of apps still have no noticeable increase in performance to an end user in day to day usage. As SYSTEM said, there are likely even some rare exceptions where highly optimized 32-bit code exists and the newer 64-bit branch of that code hasn't gotten the same optimization love as the olde...
by JohnTHaller
Sun Apr 22, 2018 6:34 pm
Forum: Portable Freeware Submission
Topic: PortableApps Platform (formerly PortableApps Suite)
Replies: 17
Views: 21328

Re: PortableApps Platform

I was seeing some kind of issue with the Start.exe program so I re-downloaded the program and tried a new install rather than updating. This process deletes all items in the PortableApps folder so I lost a lot of data. I had a recent backup so it wasn't a big deal, but just something to be aware of...
by JohnTHaller
Sat Mar 10, 2018 8:16 am
Forum: Resources & Links
Topic: XP compatible software
Replies: 105
Views: 206050

Re: XP compatible software

FTR, JohnTHaller stated (https://www.portablefreeware.com/index.php?id=2055#comment30059) that the last XP compatible Libre Office version is v5.4.3(?)... So the correct answer is here, too, LibreOffice 5.4.x maintains compatibility with Windows XP. LibreOffice Portable 5.4.4 didn't work on some Wi...
by JohnTHaller
Fri Feb 23, 2018 7:23 am
Forum: Portable Freeware Submission
Topic: Keepass Portable
Replies: 36
Views: 80160

Re: Keepass Portable

there's a related program here, KeepassXC: https://keepassxc.org/project works on Linux, MacOS and Windows. Much more active than KeepassX was hi should be tested and if it's stealth add to database they have a portable version cheers It's as portable as KeePass itself is. So it works as you move P...
by JohnTHaller
Sat Feb 17, 2018 10:15 pm
Forum: Portable Freeware Submission
Topic: PotPlayer
Replies: 29
Views: 53640

Re: PotPlayer

Specular wrote:
Sat Feb 17, 2018 8:41 pm
Do you know if it takes into account whether the keys already exist in the registry from a regular install? Great to see a maintained PAF option :D
Yes, it backs up any existing keys within the registry and restores them on exit. This is a requirement for all our official releases.
by JohnTHaller
Sat Feb 17, 2018 1:14 pm
Forum: Portable Freeware Submission
Topic: Vivaldi (Opera [inspired] browser alternative)
Replies: 141
Views: 249527

Re: Vivaldi - Opera Browser Alternative

Vivaldi doesn't lose passwords as you move machines now? It did the last time I checked.
by JohnTHaller
Fri Feb 16, 2018 10:16 pm
Forum: Portable Freeware Submission
Topic: PotPlayer
Replies: 29
Views: 53640

Re: PotPlayer

The PortableApps.com PAF of PotPlayer was just released though it was in testing for quite some time. It includes both the Windows XP and Vista+ versions and switches between them automatically depending on PC (only adds 208KB). It removes the registry keys on exit. And it adjusts the paths in your ...
by JohnTHaller
Fri Feb 16, 2018 2:31 pm
Forum: Portable Freeware Submission
Topic: Vivaldi (Opera [inspired] browser alternative)
Replies: 141
Views: 249527

Re: Vivaldi - Opera Browser Alternative

This is a purposeful limitation of Chrome itself and all browsers based on the same code base. It's about as portable-hostile as you can get. The Google Chrome Portable and Iron Portable launchers at PortableApps.com both have code to handle portablization of passwords. They had code to handle porta...
by JohnTHaller
Tue Feb 13, 2018 12:29 pm
Forum: Portable Freeware Submission
Topic: VLC - media player
Replies: 53
Views: 78220

Re: VLC - media player

Hi John - I'm very sorry, it was my fault: Just checked the whole procedure with your v2.2.8-package and the dvdcss-folder is not left behind ! I only play DVDs with VLC in conjunction with VideoToVideo and sometimes AmokDVD in order to determine which titles/chapters I have to convert. And the dvd...
by JohnTHaller
Mon Feb 12, 2018 4:26 pm
Forum: Portable Freeware Submission
Topic: VLC - media player
Replies: 53
Views: 78220

Re: VLC - media player

zorro wrote:
Mon Feb 12, 2018 3:18 pm
John, I'll test this tomorrow and post a short update here and also the full description in your forum (I suppose this is the right location: https://portableapps.com/forums/support/music-video?)
That's it, yes. Thanks in advance!
by JohnTHaller
Mon Feb 12, 2018 2:18 pm
Forum: Portable Freeware Submission
Topic: VLC - media player
Replies: 53
Views: 78220

Re: VLC - media player

Side note, I'm not sure "No. Creates dvdcss folder in %APPDATA% when playing DVD." is fully explaining the issue in the listing. The fact that a folder with the name of every DVD you play is created within dvdcss would seem to be worth mentioning. For instance, when I put in my Shawshank Redemption ...
by JohnTHaller
Mon Feb 12, 2018 2:14 pm
Forum: Portable Freeware Submission
Topic: VLC - media player
Replies: 53
Views: 78220

Re: VLC - media player

Well, I used your portable VLC since version 1.0 - I don't know when the dvdcss began to show up after closing VLC, but it's been a while. Unlike Firefox (where I always used the internal update function and therefore missed some launcher updates) for VLC I always downloaded your updated package an...
by JohnTHaller
Mon Feb 12, 2018 9:12 am
Forum: Portable Freeware Submission
Topic: VLC - media player
Replies: 53
Views: 78220

Re: VLC 3.0.0 portability

2. The dvdcss folder in AppData\Roaming... for me it already was created with the PortableApps-version every time I played a DVD. Since the main folder is always called "dvdcss" and the name of the DVD appears in a subfolder I wrote a small batch and convered it with Bat-To-Exe-Converter into a por...
by JohnTHaller
Sun Feb 11, 2018 6:43 pm
Forum: Portable Freeware Submission
Topic: VLC - media player
Replies: 53
Views: 78220

Re: VLC - media player

Still, this is one of those edge cases where path portability and privacy items are a concern. I'll do some testing in the months ahead and make a determination. In previous cases, path portability for most recent files lists isn't taken into consideration as most advanced users will assume these b...