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Last Update:

10 Dec 2016

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. | Updated: 10 Dec 2016



Downloads of v



Software Author(s):

  • VideoLAN Organization

VLC media player

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

All Checks are Passing

2 Passing Test

Validation Testing Passed

Verification Testing Passed


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

Coming early 2020! Central Managment Reporting available now! More information...

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 15 Mar 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
    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"}


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:

md5: 7B298EFA16AC68E6E9BB02C8D34B9114 | sha1: 1D2136EB18D86B9EF3AD302E1E78A6D68E97B53B | sha256: F4A4B8897E86F52A319EE4568E62BE9CDA1BCB2341E798DA12E359D81CB36E51 | sha512: F98A7D68A0C7155B85F8B0E409E7FA061E1C7EDF588772D49EEEAB2FDC76144EDF831A473C5418528AA8720E026238AECAD2E961DF59CBF352FE3720B2BF7DD5
md5: B44C0B2AEEB3334C780A9725DC945EA6 | sha1: 142DCAD5188A8649E3A628371334FF4D3D6CF0D1 | sha256: A283B1913C8905C4D58787F34B4A85F28F3F77C4157BEE554E3E70441E6E75E4 | sha512: AEEC22A1558E55207B089EAC24E010F188223880F3147752389A50CB53793DBC4ED7984DDD50B7232B0BAB176BC33904E0C34321B4D3687172A3AD9040A48516

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.

Version Downloads Last Updated Status
VLC media player 3.0.10 336517 Wednesday, April 29, 2020 Approved
VLC media player 3.0.8 1618332 Wednesday, August 21, 2019 Approved
VLC media player 364246 Wednesday, June 12, 2019 Approved
VLC media player 3.0.7 58100 Friday, June 7, 2019 Approved
VLC media player 3.0.6 506356 Thursday, January 10, 2019 Approved
VLC media player 3.0.5 83673 Sunday, December 30, 2018 Approved
VLC media player 3.0.4 408178 Friday, August 31, 2018 Approved
VLC media player 3.0.3 296376 Wednesday, May 30, 2018 Approved
VLC media player 3.0.2 142465 Monday, April 23, 2018 Approved
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