VideoLAN VLC media player 3.0.16
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Author: Tim Mangan
Date: June 12, 2022

Repackaging tips and silent install information for VideoLAN VLC media player 3.0.16. This App Tip provides comprehensive details for conducting a silent installation of VLC media player. It includes additional insights, such as user environment specifics, extra installation parameters, and repackaging tips.

About

VLC media player (previously the VideoLAN Client and commonly known as simply VLC) is a free, open-source, portable, cross-platform media player software and streaming media server developed by the VideoLAN project. VLC is available for desktop operating systems and mobile platforms like Android, iOS, and iPadOS. VLC is also available on digital distribution platforms such as Apple's App Store, Google Play, and Microsoft Store. VLC supports many audio and video compression methods and file formats, including DVD-Video, Video CD, and streaming protocols. It can stream media over computer networks and can transcode multimedia files.

General Information

Vendor Information

VideoLAN

Application Name

VLC media player

Application Version

3.0.16

Download Link

https://www.videolan.org/vlc/

License Needed

No

Vendor Install

Installation Type

Setup.exe

Architecture

x86/x64

Description

Also a Zip file

Application Configuration/Settings

Registry

File

AD/GPO

AAD/GPO

User Environment Data

Registry

File

Other

Infrastructure Dependencies

Description

ODBC

Connection Name

Driver

Parameters

Setup.exe parameters

/S

MSI Public Properties

Installation Commands

Silent Install Command

Silent Uninstall Command

Repackaging Score

MSI

Unknown

MSIX

Full Functional
For more info see Repackaging Tips below

App-V

Unknown

ThinApp

Unknown

Citrix App Layer

Unknown

VMWare App Volumes

Unknown

Other

Unknown

Repackaging Tips

The app stores configuration only after first run. This includes a setting for the auto-update. We can pre-configure this and copy it to the user's appdata/roaming/vlc folder. There will be three files to be copied.
The application installs with a lot of shortcuts to the start menu and one to the desktop. Typically, only one shortcut is desired for this app.
Removal of uninstall.exe is possible.
The application has a lot of FTA, each with multiple command verbs.
The application has no Shell Extensions or Protocol handlers.
The application has no services
The application places some installers in the %localappdata% are that are not required.

Packaging VlcPlayer for MSIX
The software was packaged on Windows 10 21H2 using Microsoft MSIX Packaging Tool 1.2022.512 and TMEditX was used to fix up the package:
It is necessary to remove unwanted shortcuts while in monitoring mode. The MMPT becomes confused due to the same start names 'VLC media player' and 'VLC media player - reset preferences and cache files'. TMEditX:
PsfLauncher and FileRedirectionFixup will be needed.
Missing FTA Shell Verb commands restored.
2 missing fonts restored.
LoaderSearchOrder and ExecutionAlias added.

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