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Running a media player with codecs from a USB drive


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#1 prr

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Posted 15 October 2011 - 04:58 PM

What I want to do is put a lot of pictures and videos on a USB drive, along with a graphics viewer and media player. I will need to view just the basic videos--flv, mp4, wmv, that's about it. I know I'll need portable media viewers.

I've never done this before, but I use a few different computers and for some classes that I teach, the graphics/videos are a big part of what I want to do, and don't want to get stuck without the codecs, etc. so I can't always trust any computer that is in the classroom.


Has anyone done this and had good luck/no luck with any viewer at all? Any other recommendations for portable graphics viewers/media players?

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Posted 15 October 2011 - 05:08 PM

I went to the portable apps site and downloaded a couple of apps that I've used in the past--XnView (for pics) and VLC (for videos).

But I'm still open to hearing what others have experienced running apps like these off a USB drive. Like I said this stuff has to work, so if there are any glitches I'd like to hear about it beforehand. :P

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Posted 15 October 2011 - 07:51 PM

I've never had any problems, with running VLC from a flash drive.

For images, I use irfanview.
With that, and the additional plug-in pack, I haven't found anything it wouldn't open.
My image viewer/editor of choice for home, and flash drive. :)
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Posted 15 October 2011 - 08:49 PM

I've never had any problems, with running VLC from a flash drive.

For images, I use irfanview.
With that, and the additional plug-in pack, I haven't found anything it wouldn't open.
My image viewer/editor of choice for home, and flash drive. :)


What plugin pack are you talking about?

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Posted 15 October 2011 - 09:13 PM

From the link provided, on the left, click on PlugIns.
The one listed as #1; Brothersoft.com - download IrfanView plugins
That's all of the plug-ins.
You can also download 1 of 4 different packs, depending on your needs, if you don't want to install all of them.
Further down the page, you'll see a list of the plug-ins included.
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Posted 15 October 2011 - 09:36 PM

OK, thanks.

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Posted 15 October 2011 - 09:42 PM

You're welcome, prr.
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