How to find msi of programs like firefox and VLC media player?

I want to install VLC media play over the network via Active Directory (Domain services) but it only support installation of programs with .msi extension. Now I fail to get msi of VLC media player. Can anyone help me

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  • Create an msi, if you can't find one. - 786_ak 9 years ago

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Posted by: pace-support 7 years ago
10th Degree Black Belt
You can use the tools that allow repackaging any exe to msi so that you can have msi installers for any programs that you need to delpoy. We offer such a tool together with wizards for such a scenario - you can try it for free: http://pacesuite.com/
Posted by: olditguy 9 years ago
Second Degree Blue Belt

I couldn't find an msi for VLC so I captured it using Installshield. It captures easily with no oddities to sort out afterwards.

Or look at this http://www.itninja.com/software/videolan/vlc-media-player/0-199 

Posted by: vjaneczko 9 years ago
9th Degree Black Belt
Not all applications come in the form of an MSI, as you've found out.  Some MSI's can be compressed within an EXE file, and are usually extracted into %TEMP%.  Some old Wise MSI's are extracted in %appdata% so there's a little detective work to be done.  You never know what you'll find.
Posted by: EdT 9 years ago
Red Belt
VLC player is compiled using NSIS so if you take the time to download the necessary tools you can configure VLC to your requirements. Once you have done this, it is trivial to create an MSI which will run the VLC installer with the appropriate command line, and even uninstall it when the MSI is uninstalled. Capturing is something I would reserve for times when other methods prove impossible to implement.
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