[vlc-devel] win32 and NSIS problems

Geoffroy Couprie geo.couprie at gmail.com
Wed Mar 10 16:28:13 CET 2010

On Wed, Mar 10, 2010 at 3:42 PM, Jean-Baptiste Kempf <jb at videolan.org> wrote:
> On Wed, Mar 10, 2010 at 04:23:13AM -0800, gozer at progrock.com wrote :
>> my remark concerning the admin rights is quite important: I know a lot of users (students, co-workers,...) who installed VLC in a "user directory" on Windows XP (thus not needing access to C:\Program Files) as up to now it was working without problems (it's even the case for me!). Additionally as VLC is really "self-contained" it is the "miracle" application for multi-media. If we remove the "userland" installation, we'll loose a lot of users (OK, at least it's my opinion :->). Admin rights (on XP, don't ask me for Vista or Windows7: I never used them) were not needed up to now, why change this?
> You have a point here, please provide a patch for this.

Isn't the PortableVLC the best way to install it if you have no admin
rights? At least, that's what I'm using on locked machines at school.
We could even provide a link to the portable version on videolan.org

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