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What percent of users and experts removed it?
11% remove it89% keep it
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VideoLAN VLC media player 0.8.4

What is VideoLAN VLC media player?

This is the software driver package for the installed VNC Printer. The driver package is required in order for the VNC Printer to function properly and is the software that allows your computer to communicate with this hardware device. VLC supports highly customizable skins through the skins2 interface, also supporting Winamp 2 and XMMS skins. Because VLC is a packet-based media player, it can play the video content of some damaged, incomplete, or unfinished videos (for example, files still downloading via peer-to-peer (P2P) networks).

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.


The software is designed to connect to the Internet and adds a Windows Firewall exception in order to do so without being interfered with. The main program executable is vlc.exe. The software installer includes 3 files and is usually about 21.5 MB (22,549,103 bytes).

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.videolan.org
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\videolan\vlc
Uninstaller: C:\Program Files\VideoLAN\VLC\uninstall.exe
Estimated size: 21.5 MB

Program filesFiles installed by VideoLAN VLC media player 0.8.4

Program executable:vlc.exe
VLC media player
Path:C:\Program Files\videolan\vlc\vlc.exe
Additional files:
  • axvlc.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.
Windows Firewall Allowed Program
  • vlc.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Program Files\VideoLAN\VLC\vlc.exe'.

How do I remove VideoLAN VLC media player?

You can uninstall VideoLAN VLC media player 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 VideoLAN VLC media player 0.8.4, 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 VideoLAN VLC media player.

Uninstall it 11%
Keep it 89%
PC installation base

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 51.72%
Windows XP 31.03%
Windows 10 10.34%
Windows Vista 6.90%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Microsoft Windows XP 31.03%
Windows 7 Ultimate 27.59%
Windows 7 Professional 10.34%
Windows 7 Home Premium 10.34%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 6.90%
Windows 7 Starter 3.45%

Distribution by countryGeography

21.88% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 21.88%
  Italy 21.88%
  France 9.38%
  India 9.38%
  Spain 9.38%
  Thailand 6.25%
  Taiwan 3.13%
  Austria 3.13%
  Iran 3.13%
  Canada 3.13%
  Czech Republic 3.13%
  Great Britain 3.13%
  Saudi Arabia 3.13%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Acer 20.00%
Dell 12.00%
Hewlett-Packard 12.00%
American Megatrends 12.00%
Samsung 8.00%
Toshiba 8.00%
Sahara 4.00%
Packard Bell 4.00%
Medion 4.00%
Lenovo 4.00%
Common models
Samsung 300E4C/300E5C/300... 8.33%
TOSHIBA Satellite L50-B 4.17%
TOSHIBA Satellite C850-B2... 4.17%
Packard Bell NEC IMEDIA M... 4.17%
Packard Bell BV iXtreme X... 4.17%

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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