Author Topic: 'Dirty' Software: Why must XMPlay leave cra* behind in the registry?  (Read 3626 times)

tongub

  • Posts: 91
Hello there,

I really really love software that does not mess up my PC. Things that just run, do not depend on a ton of things and especially do not use the registry. It is obsolet, old and slows everything down.

If a programm does, then it should at least clean behind itself.

But since XMPlay does not need to be installed, it should not use the registry, at least I thought so. But I found out it does... and ofcourse the cra* is left behind when oyu delete it. Could you at least support an option to save the settings in a local .ini file or in the users folder?

Honestly, I love XMPlay, but this really gives huge minus points from my side.

Tsorovan

  • Posts: 1247
Hmm? The only things saved in the registry are file associations (unless some third-party plugins you use do it), and they can be removed prior to "uninstallation" by unchecking everything in the Options and stuff -> Integration section.

If you want XMPlay to support per-user settings, just check Options and stuff -> Miscellaneous -> Store per-user config/etc. Apart from file associations, everything is saved in an xmplay.ini file.

Dotpitch

  • Posts: 2871
But since XMPlay does not need to be installed, it should not use the registry, at least I thought so. But I found out it does...
XMPlay did use the registry, but all the config was moved to xmplay.ini over two years ago. So, what version are you using?

Auren

  • Posts: 144
He probably noticed some registry changes using sysinternal registry tracking tools... I should assure you, tongub, that those HKLM\System\* queries are normal system calls and they are performed to reach, for example, an audio device or such.

piovrauz

  • Posts: 967
I run xmplay from a usb key at work (so ini and no file association at all), and my sysadmin never complained, and it's a picky one... I'd call XMPlay a clean soft, rather than a dirt one. If all the software would left behind reg entries like XMPlay "does", ppl would have rather clean registry, instead of the messed up XD they have.
« Last Edit: 1 Apr '08 - 08:15 by piovrauz »

Chocobito

  • Posts: 17
Maybe he's taking about the AC3 plugin, this leave a registry with the name HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Un4seen Developments\XMPlay2\ :-\

Y@nekŪ

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XMplay is good becouse don't use registry when I want. Registry is stupid and obsolete. Anybody who is not supid - want program usable after system reinstall. If you like clean install TONS of GIGABYTES programs and games everytime after windows crash/ restore for BYTES from registry - congratulations... :-X :-X :-X
« Last Edit: 31 Mar '08 - 21:24 by Y@nekŪ »

r

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Maybe he's taking about the AC3 plugin, this leave a registry with the name HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Un4seen Developments\XMPlay2\ :-\
Not any more!

I asked Ian about this a couple of months ago and he fixed it, along with the MPC plugin that also used to write to the registry:
http://www.un4seen.com/forum/?topic=7941.msg54186#msg54186