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VLC media player 1.0.0-rc4

What is VLC media player -rc4?

VLC media player (also known as VLC) is a highly portable free and open-source cross-platform media player and streaming media server written by the VideoLAN project. VLC media player supports many audio and video compression methods and file formats, including DVD-video, video CD and streaming protocols. It is able to stream over computer network and to transcode multimedia files. The default distribution of VLC includes a large number of free decoding and encoding libraries, avoiding the need for finding/calibrating proprietary plugins. Many of VLC's codecs are provided by the libavcodec library from the FFmpeg project, but it uses mainly its own muxer and demuxers and its own protocols.

About  (from VideoLAN Team)

VLC is a free and open source cross-platform multimedia player and framework that plays most multimedia files as well as DVD, Audio CD, VCD, and various streaming protocols.
  • Integrates into the web browser

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.videolan.org
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\videolan\vlc
Uninstaller: C:\Program Files\VideoLAN\VLC\uninstall.exe

Program filesFiles installed by VLC media player 1.0.0-rc4

Program executable:vlc.exe
VLC media player
Path:C:\Program Files\videolan\vlc\vlc.exe
Additional files:
  • npvlc.dll (by the VideoLAN Team) - VLC Multimedia Plug-in (Version 1.0.0-rc4, copyright 1996-2009 The VideoLAN Team<br><a href="http://www.videolan.org/">http://www.videolan.org/</a>)
  • axvlc.dll (by the VideoLAN Team) - VLC media player (Activex Plugin)
  • libvlc.dll
  • libvlccore.dll - VLC media player
  • uninstall.exe

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Autoplay Handler
  • vlc.exe is registered as an AutoPlay event handler named 'VLCPlayDVDMovieOnArrival' with the ProgID of 'VLC.DVDMovie' and the action verb 'play.
Mozilla Plugin
  • npvlc.dll is loaded into Mozilla Firefox under the product name '@videolan.org/vlc,version=1.0.0-rc4' with a plugin key of '@videolan.org/vlc,version=1.0.0-rc4' for all users of the PC.
Windows Firewall Allowed Program
  • vlc.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Program Files\VideoLAN\VLC\vlc.exe'.

How do I remove VLC media player -rc4?

You can uninstall VLC media player -rc4 from your computer by using the Add/Remove Program feature in the Window's Control Panel.
  1. On the Start menu (for Windows 8, right-click the screen's bottom-left corner), click Control Panel, and then, under Programs, do one of the following:
    • Windows Vista/7/8/10: Click Uninstall a Program.
    • Windows XP: Click Add or Remove Programs.
  2. When you find the program VLC media player 1.0.0-rc4, click it, and then do one of the following:
    • Windows Vista/7/8/10: Click Uninstall.
    • Windows XP: Click the Remove or Change/Remove tab (to the right of the program).
  3. Follow the prompts. A progress bar shows you how long it will take to remove VLC media player -rc4.

How do I reset my web browser?

If your web browser homepage and search settings have been modfied by VLC media player 1.0.0-rc4 you can restore them to their previous default settings.
Microsoft Internet Explorer
Mozilla Firefox
Google Chrome

Win 7 (SP1) 46%
Win Vista (SP1) 3%
Plugs into Mozilla Firefox
Uninstall it 10%
Keep it 90%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 62.16%
Windows XP 24.32%
Windows 10 10.81%
Windows Vista 2.70%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Ultimate 27.03%
Microsoft Windows XP 24.32%
Windows 7 Home Premium 18.92%
Windows 7 Home Basic 8.11%
Windows 7 Professional 8.11%
Windows 8.1 Pro 5.41%

Distribution by countryGeography

26.19% of installs come from India
Which countries install it?
  India 26.19%
  United States 16.67%
  Uruguay 9.52%
  Philippines 7.14%
  Iran 4.76%
  United Arab Emirates 2.38%
  Austria 2.38%
  Czech Republic 2.38%
  Germany 2.38%
  DZ 2.38%
  Spain 2.38%
  France 2.38%
  Hungary 2.38%
  Indonesia 2.38%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Dell 32.35%
Hewlett-Packard 20.59%
ASUS 14.71%
Acer 8.82%
Toshiba 2.94%
Sony 2.94%
Medion 2.94%
Intel 2.94%
American Megatrends 2.94%
Common models
Dell Inspiron 1464 8.82%
Dell OptiPlex 740 2.94%
ASUSTeK K55VD 2.94%
ASUSTeK K53Z 2.94%
ASUSTeK K43SV 2.94%
Acer Aspire M1610 2.94%

About VideoLAN Team

The VideoLAN project is a project, lead and composed by a team of volunteers, that believes in the power of open source when dealing with multimedia.
Publisher URL: www.videolan.org


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