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VLC media player

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This package was approved as a trusted package on 3/15/2017.

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.


  • 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 --version

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

C:\> choco upgrade vlc --version


  • 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
        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\VERIFICATION.txt Show
    Verification is intended to assist the Chocolatey moderators and community
    in verifying that this package's contents are trustworthy.
    Package can be verified like this:
    1. Go to
       to download the installer.
    2. You can use one of the following methods to obtain the SHA256 checksum:
       - Use powershell function 'Get-FileHash'
       - Use Chocolatey utility 'checksum.exe'
       checksum32: F4A4B8897E86F52A319EE4568E62BE9CDA1BCB2341E798DA12E359D81CB36E51
       checksum64: A283B1913C8905C4D58787F34B4A85F28F3F77C4157BEE554E3E70441E6E75E4
    Using AU:
  • tools\vlc-2.2.4-win32_x32.exe Show
    md5: 7B298EFA16AC68E6E9BB02C8D34B9114 | sha1: 1D2136EB18D86B9EF3AD302E1E78A6D68E97B53B | sha256: F4A4B8897E86F52A319EE4568E62BE9CDA1BCB2341E798DA12E359D81CB36E51 | sha512: F98A7D68A0C7155B85F8B0E409E7FA061E1C7EDF588772D49EEEAB2FDC76144EDF831A473C5418528AA8720E026238AECAD2E961DF59CBF352FE3720B2BF7DD5
  • tools\vlc-2.2.4-win64_x64.exe Show
    md5: B44C0B2AEEB3334C780A9725DC945EA6 | sha1: 142DCAD5188A8649E3A628371334FF4D3D6CF0D1 | sha256: A283B1913C8905C4D58787F34B4A85F28F3F77C4157BEE554E3E70441E6E75E4 | sha512: AEEC22A1558E55207B089EAC24E010F188223880F3147752389A50CB53793DBC4ED7984DDD50B7232B0BAB176BC33904E0C34321B4D3687172A3AD9040A48516

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Package Maintainer(s)

Software Author(s)

  • VideoLAN Organization


Version History

Version Downloads Last updated Status
VLC media player 361482 Wednesday, June 12, 2019 approved
VLC media player 3.0.7 57389 Friday, June 7, 2019 approved
VLC media player 3.0.6 505237 Thursday, January 10, 2019 approved
VLC media player 3.0.5 83394 Sunday, December 30, 2018 approved
VLC media player 3.0.4 407687 Friday, August 31, 2018 approved
VLC media player 3.0.3 296108 Wednesday, May 30, 2018 approved
VLC media player 3.0.2 142319 Monday, April 23, 2018 approved
VLC media player 3.0.1 204882 Wednesday, February 28, 2018 approved
VLC media player 3.0.0 132408 Saturday, February 10, 2018 approved
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