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Re: VLC - media player

Posted: Mon Feb 12, 2018 10:31 am
by zorro
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 and replaced all files except the data folder.
In short: yes, for me the dvdcss folder ist left behind when using the PortableApps version.
System: Win 8.1 x64 (without the big "8.2" update), VLC portable located under D:\programme (not the regular programs path)

Re: VLC - media player

Posted: Mon Feb 12, 2018 2:14 pm
by JohnTHaller
zorro wrote:
Mon Feb 12, 2018 10:31 am
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 and replaced all files except the data folder.
In short: yes, for me the dvdcss folder ist left behind when using the PortableApps version.
System: Win 8.1 x64 (without the big "8.2" update), VLC portable located under D:\programme (not the regular programs path)
That's odd. I just fired it up VLC Portable 2.2.8 on my Windows 10 x64 machine from D:\programme\VLCPortable and started playing a DVD. As expected, APPDATA\dvdcss is created. Then I closed VLC Portable and the dvdcss file was deleted as it's supposed to be. Are you sure you always close out the app before shutting down Windows or pulling your drive? Does it have any issues with a vlc.exe process stuck running in the background preventing the launcher from cleaning up? Could you please delete the dvdcss folder, run VLC Portable, play a DVD, and then close VLC to see if the dvdcss folder is properly deleted? If you're willing, I'd love to troubleshoot this with a full thread in our forums to avoid cluttering this topic if you continue to see the issue.

Re: VLC - media player

Posted: Mon Feb 12, 2018 2:18 pm
by JohnTHaller
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 DVD, VLC creates the folder APPDATA\dvdcss\THE_SHAWSHANK_REDEMPTION_D1- and then a hash string.

Re: VLC - media player

Posted: Mon Feb 12, 2018 3:18 pm
by zorro
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?)

Re: VLC - media player

Posted: Mon Feb 12, 2018 4:26 pm
by JohnTHaller
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!

Re: VLC - media player

Posted: Tue Feb 13, 2018 10:10 am
by zorro
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 dvdcss-folder is also created/used by VideoToVideo - thus left behind when I start VideoToVideo after closing VLC Portable...

Sorry again - PortableApps.com VLC Portable is stealth!

Re: VLC - media player

Posted: Tue Feb 13, 2018 12:29 pm
by JohnTHaller
zorro wrote:
Tue Feb 13, 2018 10:10 am
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 dvdcss-folder is also created/used by VideoToVideo - thus left behind when I start VideoToVideo after closing VLC Portable...

Sorry again - PortableApps.com VLC Portable is stealth!
Hey zorro. No worries at all. I'm just glad it's working as designed for you on your machine. And thanks for checking and get back to me! :)

Re: VLC - media player

Posted: Fri Aug 31, 2018 11:59 am
by Special