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Disable Auto Update for VLC Media Player

06/09/2015 13623 views
Hi,

Is there any way to turn off VLC Media Player auto update feature through registry settings?


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https://www.google.com/search?btnG=1&pws=0&q=Disable+Auto+Update+for+VLC+Media+Player&safe=active&gws_rd=ssl
The first link underneath the Google search has some options for disabling it. None are registry based, but between the three there's an option for almost every deployment.

Edit: I had a little more time, so I did a second Google search for "disable auto update for vlc through registry"and the very first link says that no settings are stored in the registry.
Answered 06/09/2015 by: Ben M
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VLC stores its settings in a binary file called 'vlcrc' which is located in the user profile tree, in '%AppData%\VLC'. Create that on the machine you're building your deployment package with and include it.

If you're re-packaging - and why wouldn't you? - use an advertised shortcut along with the usual self-healing feature set up so that clicking the shortcut installs the file for the logged-in user.

Answered 06/10/2015 by: VBScab
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Here's a stripped down version of the vlcrc in %appdata%\vlc:

###  vlc 3.0.3
qt-updates-notif=0
metadata-network-access=0
Answered 08/08/2018 by: RainmanCT
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