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VLC media player

2.2.6

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This package was approved as a trusted package on 5/24/2017.

VLC is a free and open source cross-platform multimedia player and framework that plays most multimedia files as well as DVD, Audio CD, VCD, and various streaming protocols.

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Features

  • Plays Files, Discs, Webcams, Devices and Streams.
  • Fast - Hardware Decoding.
  • Plays most codecs with no codec packs needed - MPEG-2, MPEG-4, H.264, MKV, WebM, WMV, MP3...
  • Complete feature-set over the video, subtitle synchronisation, video and audio filters.
  • Runs on all platforms - Windows, Linux, Mac OS X, Unix, iOS, Android ...
  • Completely Free - no spyware, no ads and no user tracking.

Package parameters

  • Language - Two letter language code: nl, en, fr ...

To install VLC media player, run the following command from the command line or from PowerShell:

C:\> choco install vlc

To upgrade VLC media player, run the following command from the command line or from PowerShell:

C:\> choco upgrade vlc

Files

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  • tools\chocolateyInstall.ps1 Show
    $ErrorActionPreference = 'Stop'
    
    $toolsDir = Split-Path $MyInvocation.MyCommand.Definition
    
    $installerFile = if ((Get-ProcessorBits 64) -and $env:chocolateyForceX86 -ne 'true') {
             Write-Host "Installing x64 bit version"; gi "$toolsDir\*_x64.exe"
    } else { Write-Host "Installing x32 bit version"; gi "$toolsDir\*_x32.exe" }
    
    $packageArgs = @{
      packageName    = 'vlc'
      fileType       = 'exe'
      file           = $installerFile
      silentArgs     = '/S'
      validExitCodes = @(0, 1223)
    }
    Install-ChocolateyInstallPackage @packageArgs
    rm ($toolsDir + '\*.' + $packageArgs.fileType)
    
    $pp = Get-PackageParameters
    if ($pp.Language) {
        Write-Host 'Setting langauge to' $pp.Language
        mkdir -force HKCU:\Software\VideoLAN\VLC
        sp HKCU:\Software\VideoLAN\VLC Lang $pp.Language
    }
    
    $packageName = $packageArgs.packageName
    $installLocation = Get-AppInstallLocation $packageName
    if ($installLocation)  {
        Write-Host "$packageName installed to '$installLocation'"
        Register-Application "$installLocation\$packageName.exe"
        Write-Host "$packageName registered as $packageName"
    }
    else { Write-Warning "Can't find $PackageName install location" }
    
  • tools\chocolateyUninstall.ps1 Show
    $ErrorActionPreference = 'Stop'
    
    $packageName         = 'vlc'
    $softwareNamePattern = 'VLC media player'
    
    
    [array] $key = Get-UninstallRegistryKey $softwareNamePattern
    if ($key.Count -eq 1) {
        $key | % {
            $packageArgs = @{
                packageName            = $packageName
                silentArgs             = "/x86=0 /S"
                fileType               = 'EXE'
                validExitCodes         = @(0)
                file                   = ''
            }
            $packageArgs.file = "$($_.UninstallString.Replace(' /x86=0', ''))"   #"C:\Program Files\OpenSSH\uninstall.exe" /x86=0
            Uninstall-ChocolateyPackage @packageArgs
        }
    }
    elseif ($key.Count -eq 0) {
        Write-Warning "$packageName has already been uninstalled by other means."
    }
    elseif ($key.Count -gt 1) {
        Write-Warning "$key.Count matches found!"
        Write-Warning "To prevent accidental data loss, no programs will be uninstalled."
        Write-Warning "Please alert package maintainer the following keys were matched:"
        $key | % {Write-Warning "- $_.DisplayName"}
    }
    
    
  • tools\vlc-2.2.6-win32_x32.exe Show
    md5: 695E786411F533045D9FE5A31E3EED75 | sha1: 579CB7E475EF44D3ABE35C483C1039F9F6442AE1 | sha256: 6000F3A1386C06EED2A61EDE6437DF2E537E1BCAAC73A4A32B7648A99FFCB6ED | sha512: 43D8AA875ECB0A76A0208093026E9174B2ACE674F6F382CFA1E3594514903D9B54985EB70203FECC69BAF244384AA98A7E92DFC15D912B9CCA9DFA9A20CCCCCE
  • tools\vlc-2.2.6-win64_x64.exe Show
    md5: 7685248592B310F0EB9874170FC6E993 | sha1: 26DA85894400229A00A1B9FBB7AA27D6CEED4E36 | sha256: 21670EAE2C8041D6F26667C664F97E8931F5977225BCC3C146902BEB26305ED2 | sha512: 4F76974520C18A5D793AFA44317E3E41AEFE91812C04D844BEA87D6EB815C6F8C25CCF5115E9E76C4E3922758F39D22D77FB9432D1C34417D6D1A7186BFF2849

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Dependencies

Maintainer(s)

Software Author(s)

  • VideoLAN Organization

Tags

Version History

Version Downloads Last updated Status
VLC media player 2.2.5.1 41551 Friday, May 12, 2017 approved
VLC media player 2.2.4.20161210 353667 Saturday, December 10, 2016 approved
VLC media player 2.2.4.20161207 26728 Wednesday, December 7, 2016 approved
VLC media player 2.2.4.20161202 35502 Friday, December 2, 2016 approved
VLC media player 2.2.4.20161128 39697 Monday, November 28, 2016 approved
VLC media player 2.2.4 137749 Sunday, June 5, 2016 approved
VLC media player 2.2.3 237 Sunday, May 8, 2016 approved
VLC media player 2.2.2 46989 Saturday, February 6, 2016 approved
VLC media player 2.2.1.20150630 91895 Tuesday, June 30, 2015 approved
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