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07 Dec 2016

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Software Author(s):

  • VideoLAN Organization


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VLC media player

This is not the latest version of VLC media player available.

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Downloads of v



Software Author(s):

  • VideoLAN Organization

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VLC media player

This is not the latest version of VLC media player available.

  • 1
  • 2
  • 3

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Deployment Method: Individual Install, Upgrade, & Uninstall

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


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


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


Deployment Method:

📝 NOTE: This applies to both open source and commercial editions of Chocolatey.

1. Enter Your Internal Repository Url

(this should look similar to

2. Setup Your Environment

1. Ensure you are set for organizational deployment

Please see the organizational deployment guide

2. Get the package into your environment

  • Open Source or Commercial:
    • Proxy Repository - Create a proxy nuget repository on Nexus, Artifactory Pro, or a proxy Chocolatey repository on ProGet. Point your upstream to Packages cache on first access automatically. Make sure your choco clients are using your proxy repository as a source and NOT the default community repository. See source command for more information.
    • You can also just download the package and push it to a repository Download

3. Copy Your Script

choco upgrade vlc -y --source="'INTERNAL REPO URL'" --version="''" [other options]

See options you can pass to upgrade.

See best practices for scripting.

Add this to a PowerShell script or use a Batch script with tools and in places where you are calling directly to Chocolatey. If you are integrating, keep in mind enhanced exit codes.

If you do use a PowerShell script, use the following to ensure bad exit codes are shown as failures:

choco upgrade vlc -y --source="'INTERNAL REPO URL'" --version="''" 

Write-Verbose "Exit code was $exitCode"
$validExitCodes = @(0, 1605, 1614, 1641, 3010)
if ($validExitCodes -contains $exitCode) {
  Exit 0

Exit $exitCode

- name: Install vlc
    name: vlc
    version: ''
    state: present

See docs at

chocolatey_package 'vlc' do
  action    :install
  source   'INTERNAL REPO URL'
  version  ''

See docs at

cChocoPackageInstaller vlc
    Name     = "vlc"
    Version  = ""
    Source   = "INTERNAL REPO URL"

Requires cChoco DSC Resource. See docs at

package { 'vlc':
  ensure   => '',
  provider => 'chocolatey',
  source   => 'INTERNAL REPO URL',

Requires Puppet Chocolatey Provider module. See docs at

4. If applicable - Chocolatey configuration/installation

See infrastructure management matrix for Chocolatey configuration elements and examples.

This package was approved as a trusted package on 07 Dec 2016.


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

  • LanguageCode - For example, the English installation would have code 1033.

$ErrorActionPreference = 'Stop'

$pp = Get-PackageParameters
$language_code = if ($pp.LanguageCode) { Write-Host "Using language code $($pp.LanguageCode)"; 'L=' + $pp.LanguageCode }

$packageArgs = @{
  packageName            = 'vlc'
  fileType               = 'exe'
  url                    = ''
  url64bit               = ''
  checksum               = 'f4a4b8897e86f52a319ee4568e62be9cda1bcb2341e798da12e359d81cb36e51'
  checksum64             = 'a283b1913c8905c4d58787f34b4a85f28f3f77c4157bee554e3e70441e6e75e4'
  checksumType           = 'sha256'
  checksumType64         = 'sha256'
  silentArgs             = "/S $language_code"
  validExitCodes         = @(0)
  softwareName           = 'vlc*'
Install-ChocolateyPackage @packageArgs

$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" }

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In cases where actual malware is found, the packages are subject to removal. Software sometimes has false positives. Moderators do not necessarily validate the safety of the underlying software, only that a package retrieves software from the official distribution point and/or validate embedded software against official distribution point (where distribution rights allow redistribution).

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VLC media player 3.0.13 15701 Monday, May 10, 2021 Approved
VLC media player 3.0.12 745883 Monday, January 18, 2021 Approved
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VLC media player 3.0.10 337564 Wednesday, April 29, 2020 Approved
VLC media player 3.0.8 1621632 Wednesday, August 21, 2019 Approved
VLC media player 364821 Wednesday, June 12, 2019 Approved
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