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12 May 2017

Package Maintainer(s):

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):

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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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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.


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:


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

1. Ensure you are set for organizational deployment

Please see the organizational deployment guide

  • 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. Enter your internal repository url

(this should look similar to

4. Choose your deployment method:

choco upgrade vlc -y --source="'STEP 3 URL'" [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="'STEP 3 URL'"

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

Exit $exitCode

- name: Ensure vlc installed
    name: vlc
    state: present
    source: STEP 3 URL

See docs at

chocolatey_package 'vlc' do
  action    :install
  version  ''
  source   'STEP 3 URL'

See docs at

    Name: vlc,
    Source: STEP 3 URL

Requires Otter Chocolatey Extension. See docs at

cChocoPackageInstaller vlc
   Name     = 'vlc'
   Ensure   = 'Present'
   Version  = ''
   Source   = 'STEP 3 URL'

Requires cChoco DSC Resource. See docs at

package { 'vlc':
  provider => 'chocolatey',
  ensure   => '',
  source   => 'STEP 3 URL',

Requires Puppet Chocolatey Provider module. See docs at

salt '*' chocolatey.install vlc version="" source="STEP 3 URL"

See docs at

5. If applicable - Chocolatey configuration/installation

See infrastructure management matrix for Chocolatey configuration elements and examples.

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).

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Version Downloads Last Updated Status
VLC media player 3.0.15 240053 Thursday, June 10, 2021 Approved
VLC media player 3.0.14 366090 Tuesday, May 11, 2021 Approved
VLC media player 3.0.13 15626 Monday, May 10, 2021 Approved
VLC media player 3.0.12 745361 Monday, January 18, 2021 Approved
VLC media player 3.0.11 1109253 Tuesday, June 16, 2020 Approved
VLC media player 3.0.10 337408 Wednesday, April 29, 2020 Approved
VLC media player 3.0.8 1621255 Wednesday, August 21, 2019 Approved
VLC media player 364605 Wednesday, June 12, 2019 Approved
VLC media player 3.0.7 58573 Friday, June 7, 2019 Approved
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