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Downloads of v


Last Update:

12 May 2017

Package Maintainer(s):

Software Author(s):

  • VideoLAN Organization


vlc foss cross-platform multimedia audio video mp3 dvd avi media player admin

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

VLC media player

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

  • 1
  • 2
  • 3

Some Checks Have Failed or Are Not Yet Complete

Not All Tests Have Passed

Validation Testing Passed

Verification Testing Passed


Scan Testing Resulted in Flagged:

This package was submitted (and approved) prior to automated virus scanning integration into the package moderation processs.

We recommend clicking the "Details" link to make your own decision on installing this package.

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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:


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

1. Enter Your Internal Repository Url

(this should look similar to https://community.chocolatey.org/api/v2/)

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 https://community.chocolatey.org/api/v2/. 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 https://docs.ansible.com/ansible/latest/modules/win_chocolatey_module.html.

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

See docs at https://docs.chef.io/resource_chocolatey_package.html.

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

Requires cChoco DSC Resource. See docs at https://github.com/chocolatey/cChoco.

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

Requires Puppet Chocolatey Provider module. See docs at https://forge.puppet.com/puppetlabs/chocolatey.

4. If applicable - Chocolatey configuration/installation

See infrastructure management matrix for Chocolatey configuration elements and examples.

Package Approved

This package was approved as a trusted package on 12 May 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 ...

$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" }
$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"}

md5: 6B4D6B691CBE22E65CE39CFDD55B5E0A | sha1: A5F547D8041BF93B39AC97B97C4EE5ACFEAF2AD2 | sha256: 37E857B0322A6676C4D01310B2927C109720A6D89CC149D1A35852B649B53387 | sha512: 4857505356D990190D06C1393E973FD761D6FA7B292E6804817353F1834ED389FF80F5C0DE55607425794B3BCADE5BBD0D7C506C7C2968ADD80501D2AAF3AC0A
md5: C2453F2442E205721D078E5497F4F807 | sha1: 826F9C9AD2B116617035C9E396E73EF96D6EFFF2 | sha256: 41A69A5F329315EA9B5AE6D3DA8F4900F9F7BA4FB3D3C07E1ADB844E60208159 | sha512: AA2A00CEB3F6E20568CB80FAB5C880FEE4DD1F8D517591CE24E55E145634956F9814110312BBDDC887D7AB622DAA013B9E3C276E1B764AE3E792B06DFBC41EDA

Log in or click on link to see number of positives.

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).

Chocolatey Pro provides runtime protection from possible malware.

Add to Builder Version Downloads Last Updated Status
VLC media player 3.0.19 455221 Thursday, October 12, 2023 Approved
VLC media player 3.0.18 1825055 Tuesday, November 29, 2022 Approved
VLC media player (Install) 1156192 Wednesday, April 20, 2022 Approved
VLC media player 3.0.16 1474225 Wednesday, June 23, 2021 Approved
VLC media player 3.0.15 240427 Thursday, June 10, 2021 Approved
VLC media player 3.0.14 367178 Tuesday, May 11, 2021 Approved
VLC media player 3.0.13 15757 Monday, May 10, 2021 Approved
VLC media player 3.0.12 746118 Monday, January 18, 2021 Approved
VLC media player 3.0.11 1111794 Tuesday, June 16, 2020 Approved
VLC media player 3.0.10 337766 Wednesday, April 29, 2020 Approved
VLC media player 3.0.8 1621829 Wednesday, August 21, 2019 Approved
VLC media player 364941 Wednesday, June 12, 2019 Approved
VLC media player 3.0.7 59531 Friday, June 7, 2019 Approved
VLC media player 3.0.6 506892 Thursday, January 10, 2019 Approved
VLC media player 3.0.5 84051 Sunday, December 30, 2018 Approved
VLC media player 3.0.4 409430 Friday, August 31, 2018 Approved
VLC media player 3.0.3 296760 Wednesday, May 30, 2018 Approved
VLC media player 3.0.2 142753 Monday, April 23, 2018 Approved
VLC media player 3.0.1 205811 Wednesday, February 28, 2018 Approved
VLC media player 3.0.0 132886 Saturday, February 10, 2018 Approved
VLC media player 2.2.8 530629 Tuesday, December 5, 2017 Approved
VLC media player 2.2.6 744975 Wednesday, May 24, 2017 Approved
VLC media player 47283 Friday, May 12, 2017 Approved
VLC media player 355368 Saturday, December 10, 2016 Approved
VLC media player 27279 Wednesday, December 7, 2016 Approved
VLC media player 36085 Friday, December 2, 2016 Approved
VLC media player 40296 Monday, November 28, 2016 Approved
VLC media player 2.2.4 145218 Sunday, June 5, 2016 Approved
VLC media player 2.2.3 919 Sunday, May 8, 2016 Approved
VLC media player 2.2.2 47798 Saturday, February 6, 2016 Approved
VLC media player 92500 Tuesday, June 30, 2015 Approved
VLC media player 2.2.1 35796 Friday, April 17, 2015 Approved
VLC media player 2.2.0 16647 Tuesday, March 3, 2015 Approved
VLC media player 37941 Monday, August 11, 2014 Approved
VLC 3961 Monday, July 28, 2014 Approved
VLC 2.1.5 1283 Sunday, July 27, 2014 Approved
VLC 2.1.3 15620 Sunday, February 9, 2014 Approved
VLC 2.1.2 5120 Wednesday, December 11, 2013 Approved
VLC 2.1.1 2261 Sunday, November 17, 2013 Approved
VLC 2.1.0 2997 Thursday, September 26, 2013 Approved
VLC 2.0.8 2786 Sunday, August 4, 2013 Approved
VLC 2.0.7 2967 Wednesday, June 12, 2013 Approved
VLC 1541 Monday, May 27, 2013 Approved
VLC 2.0.6 845 Monday, May 27, 2013 Approved
VLC 5009 Thursday, July 12, 2012 Approved
VLC 829 Thursday, July 12, 2012 Approved
VLC 2.0.2 918 Monday, July 2, 2012 Approved
VLC 2.0.1 207968 Wednesday, April 11, 2012 Approved
VLC 1.1.11 1006 Friday, December 23, 2011 Approved
VLC 1.1.10 909 Tuesday, August 23, 2011 Approved
VLC 893 Tuesday, August 23, 2011 Approved
VLC 1.1.9 902 Tuesday, August 23, 2011 Approved
VLC 1.1.8 923 Tuesday, August 23, 2011 Approved
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