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VLC media player

2.2.1

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This package was approved by moderator gep13 on 12/22/2015.

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.

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

C:\> choco install vlc.portable

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

C:\> choco upgrade vlc.portable

Files

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  • tools\chocolateyInstall.ps1 Show
    $packageName = 'vlc.portable'
    $url = 'https://get.videolan.org/vlc/2.2.1/win32/vlc-2.2.1-win32.zip'
    $url64 = 'https://get.videolan.org/vlc/2.2.1/win64/vlc-2.2.1-win64.zip'
    $unzipLocation = $(Split-Path -parent $MyInvocation.MyCommand.Definition)
    
    Install-ChocolateyZipPackage "$packageName" "$url" "$unzipLocation" "$url64"
    
    $files = get-childitem $unzipLocation -include *.exe -recurse
    
    foreach ($file in $files) {
      if (!($file.Name.StartsWith("vlc"))) {
        #generate an ignore file
        New-Item "$file.ignore" -type file -force | Out-Null
      } elseif ($file.Name.EndsWith("vlc.exe")) {
        New-Item "$file.gui" -type file -force | Out-Null
      }
    }
    

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  • VideoLAN Organization

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