Tested on Windows Vista

  • Anonymous - 2012-11-28

    Tested on Windows Vista with a high speed connection from home. Couple of observations:
    - Installer does not ask if want desktop shortcut and/or start menu option, gives you both
    - Mute/Unmute button has a noticable 1-2 second delay. There did not appear to be any delay in the audio as it matched their lips
    - The VCL player by default assigns all audio & video files to the player, this is not always desired and should not be the default.

  • Gary

    Gary - 2012-11-28

    Thanks for the note:

    Will add the missing options to the installer.

    The delay when pausing is how vlc does it. I dont think I can change it, but will check.

    I could not get the file associations to automatically point to vlc like you observed. I cleaned all associations via folder options, uninstalled the app along with my vlc player, reinstalled and ran the app, and no media files are associated with vlc. Are you seeing associations set from a previous install of vlc?


    • Anonymous - 2012-11-29

      Sorry, I didn't explain myself properly, and it's not really an issue, just a preference thing. On the installer, all the audio and video files come up defaulted to be associated with VLC. When I install a new app, I don't like it taking over all my audio & video file associations. I just don't think it's a good thing to default the installer to do this, but that's just me.

  • Gary

    Gary - 2012-11-29

    Yes, I agree. But when you install Khan Desktop, neither the setup software or Khan Desktop sets any file associations. Your system will have no idea that VLC is on it. There is no "VLC installer" in Khan Desktop. It plays videos by calling VLC dll's directly.

    So, if you right click or double click on an mp4 file, Khan Desktop will not play it. If an mp4 file shows the VLC icon beside it, it's because you have VLC installed elswhere on your system.

    To verify, uninstall Khan desktop. Your media files should still be associated with VLC, and VLC should still play them, because somewhere on your system there is a vlc.exe. Khan Desktop does not install a vlc.exe.

    Let me know if I'm missing something.

    • Anonymous - 2012-11-30

      I was thinking VLC came bundled with Khan, but now I see it doesn't. I downloaded it from the Khan download page & mistakenly thought it was necessary. So my comments about the VLC file association are not a Khan Desktop issue.

      • Gary

        Gary - 2012-11-30

        Good. I appreciate your comments and testing of the program.

        • Anonymous - 2012-12-02

          After uninstall Khan desktop, it leaves the following in the registry:
          HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Local Settings\Software\Microsoft\Windows\Shell\MuiCache
          HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Classes\Local Settings\Software\Microsoft\Windows\Shell\MuiCache
          HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Khan Desktop Application
          HKEY_USERS\S-1-5-21-899352800-2710357196-3750312015-1000\Software\Classes\Local Settings\Software\Microsoft\Windows\Shell\MuiCache
          HKEY_USERS\S-1-5-21-899352800-2710357196-3750312015-1000\Software\Khan Desktop Application
          HKEY_USERS\S-1-5-21-899352800-2710357196-3750312015-1000_Classes\Local Settings\Software\Microsoft\Windows\Shell\MuiCache

          • Gary

            Gary - 2012-12-02

            Thanks for checking that! Will check it out. Version should have fixed some of it - the USERS\Software\Khan Desktop Application - which I was mistakingly writing post install, and so would not be removed. The muicache items may be an automatic windows settings, will need to investigate.

            Followup: all those keys are for the muicache - Windows Multlingual User Interface Cache - for Vista or Windows 7 - windows sets these for every application that runs on your system - used to speed up searches or something.

            Last edit: Gary 2012-12-13
  • Gary

    Gary - 2012-11-29

    There is a related bug here. If the Windows "Open With" dialog is used to open a video file, and then Khan.exe is selected by browsing to it's Program Files folder, Khan Desktop is launched improperly, and no video file is played, and your left with Khan Desktop as an option in the "Open With" dialog (which is hard to get rid of).

    Version 0.7.4 will fix this. Note Khan Desktop is not designed to open any file via the Windows "Open With" dialog.

  • Anonymous - 2013-02-05

    Hi I want to test this project. And first I will try to understand it's functionality and i will dervie test scenarios, then test cases and i will notify you any bugs if found during test cases execution

  • Gary

    Gary - 2013-02-05

    Thanks. Note I've moved this thread to the developers forum. Start a new topic if you like.


    Last edit: Gary 2013-02-05
  • Anonymous - 2013-02-06

    ok Gary. But Can I go ahead and test this project?

  • Gary

    Gary - 2013-02-06

    Yes, please do. If you find any issues let me know. You can also download the source code from the files page and fix it up.


  • Anonymous - 2013-02-10

    Thanks Gary, I will do it.

  • Anonymous - 2013-02-10

    Gary, I need documentation of this project to understand it's functionality in order to test it. Can you provide me it's documentation?

  • Gary

    Gary - 2013-02-10

    There is the help file that comes with the download, KhanSetup_0.8.5,zip, and the source files, vs2005_v0.8.5.zip. That would be everything.


    • Anonymous - 2013-02-11

      Alright, thanks for this.

  • Anonymous - 2015-07-10


    It would be great if you add some more features of vlc...
    Or at least, an option for fullscreen




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