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VLC media player

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This package was approved as a trusted package on 5/12/2017.

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
        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- Show
    md5: 6B4D6B691CBE22E65CE39CFDD55B5E0A | sha1: A5F547D8041BF93B39AC97B97C4EE5ACFEAF2AD2 | sha256: 37E857B0322A6676C4D01310B2927C109720A6D89CC149D1A35852B649B53387 | sha512: 4857505356D990190D06C1393E973FD761D6FA7B292E6804817353F1834ED389FF80F5C0DE55607425794B3BCADE5BBD0D7C506C7C2968ADD80501D2AAF3AC0A
  • tools\vlc- Show
    md5: C2453F2442E205721D078E5497F4F807 | sha1: 826F9C9AD2B116617035C9E396E73EF96D6EFFF2 | sha256: 41A69A5F329315EA9B5AE6D3DA8F4900F9F7BA4FB3D3C07E1ADB844E60208159 | sha512: AA2A00CEB3F6E20568CB80FAB5C880FEE4DD1F8D517591CE24E55E145634956F9814110312BBDDC887D7AB622DAA013B9E3C276E1B764AE3E792B06DFBC41EDA

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Package Maintainer(s)

Software Author(s)

  • VideoLAN Organization


Version History

Version Downloads Last updated Status
VLC media player 3.0.7 57389 Friday, June 7, 2019 approved
VLC media player 3.0.6 505213 Thursday, January 10, 2019 approved
VLC media player 3.0.5 83393 Sunday, December 30, 2018 approved
VLC media player 3.0.4 407676 Friday, August 31, 2018 approved
VLC media player 3.0.3 296096 Wednesday, May 30, 2018 approved
VLC media player 3.0.2 142316 Monday, April 23, 2018 approved
VLC media player 3.0.1 204880 Wednesday, February 28, 2018 approved
VLC media player 3.0.0 132407 Saturday, February 10, 2018 approved
VLC media player 2.2.8 297342 Tuesday, December 5, 2017 approved
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