Windows: If you’re eager to try out VLC 1.0’s new features, or find yourself at a lack for decent media players at others’ computers, PortableApps has bundled VLC’s latest release in USB-drive-friendly form.
The changes, bug fixes, and new features are the same as in VLC’s 1.0 desktop release, but the portable version, weighing in at 20MB, doesn’t require an installation and plays without leaving many traces on a Windows system. It works launching on its own, or from PortableApps.com’s handy thumb drive launching menu.
VLC 1.0 Portable is a free download, works without installing on Windows systems (or, we’ve heard, through WINE on Linux systems).
VLC Media Player Portable [PortableApps.com]