VLC media player 2.1.5 MSI

A new version off VLC media Player has been released from VLC. You can download the new version as an MSI below.

# Created with Adminstudio.
# Updates notifier turned off.
# Tested on Win 7 x64 and Win 7 x86


http://www.compit.se/download/MSI/VLC Media Player-x64-v2.1.5.msi

http://www.compit.se/download/MSI/VLC Media Player-x86-v2.1.5.msi

Download it, test it, deploy it. // Chris

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28 Responses to VLC media player 2.1.5 MSI

  1. tentac says:

    Thx for job

  2. Peter says:

    Hi, thanks for the work, your installers work great!

    Two things: The VLC Media Player-x64-v2.1.5.msi installs the x32 version on my Windows 8.1 x64 machine (which is not really a problem, since I only did that for testing purposes at home, all the machines at work still use the x32 version), am I doing anything wrong?

    Secondly, you seem to be quite the man with an understanding for .msi’s, if you have some time left, maybe you could help the developers of VLC out here: https://forum.videolan.org/viewtopic.php?f=14&t=109731 and teach them something about making msi’s. :)

    Keep up the good work, couldn’t be more gratfeul to you, saved me quite some work deploying 2.1.5. :)

  3. Hi Peter

    When you build the MSI file the way I am doing it you build one version on a x64 machine and one on e x86 machine. But it is still a 32 bit version of VLC.
    If you try the one that is called x86 and installs it on your x64 machine you will get an error that this version is not supported.

    BR Chris

  4. sacha o says:

    Thank you sooo much. You really safed my time!!

    Very cool!!

  5. Justin B says:

    Thanks Chris, just saved me a ton of work!!!!! Deployed to 1500 machines via SCCM 2012 R2 without a problem!!!!!

  6. Justin B says:

    If I wanted to add a desktop shortcut for the msi, would I include a line item under shortcut section? If so, do you know the syntax by chance?

  7. Alfredo C says:

    Hi Chris,
    I used your MSI to deploy VLC by GPO. No problem with That.
    But there is a Big Issue since the MSI insert this Key in the Registry:
    HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\ProfileList\S-1-5-21-2360247957-1045875119-87112691-1000\RefCount: 0x00000002
    This entry removes the ability to use another user than the last one was logged in.
    For example:
    You are connected as Bob in the domain. You remove the computer from the domain within the Bob session.
    You reboot the computer and you can see that Bob is still there and you can’t change to another user. Bob is a domain user so you can’t log into the computer Anymore.
    The tests are made under Windows 8.1 U1 x64 Pro.
    What is the purpose of this key?

    Thanks for your reply.

  8. Chris says:

    Hi Alfredo

    That reg key should not be in the MSI file. I missed to remove that key.

    I have now checked all versions of the 2.1.5 MSI that I have made and removed the key from the one where is was included. (VLC Media Player-x64-v2.1.5.msi)

    BR Chris

  9. Alfredo C says:

    Thanks for the work and quick reply!

  10. Lee says:

    Hi, This installer doesn’t seem to uninstall old version of VLC Media Player so therefore cant be used to upgrade to 2.1.5. Is this correct?

  11. Chris says:

    Hi Lee

    You can Always do a uninstall of the older version Before you install the new version.
    C:\Program Files (x86)\VideoLAN\VLC>uninstall.exe /S

    BR Chris

  12. ChrisS says:

    Hi, For some reason it did not install silently, I used X86 VLC Media Player-x86-v2.1.5.msi. Any help would be greatly appreciated. Other software deploys before logon.


  13. Chris says:

    Hi ChrisS

    How did you install the software?
    Did you use msixec /i file.msi /qb! as the installation switches.

    BR Chris

  14. ChrisS says:

    Hi Chris,

    No I did not, I installed through a GPO and used the Computer Section. Same GPO deploys other software to same computers no problem. When user logs in the software is there and as soon as he clicks on the videolan icon it starts to install.


  15. Chris says:

    Hi Chris

    That is a normal behavior. It is called Active Setup. It is used when the program needs to create reg entrys in the current users profile in the registry.
    So the program is installed correctly but Active Setup is doing its magic the first time the user starts the program.

    You can read more about Active setup here.

  16. ChrisS says:

    So if I am undersatnding correctly, it is the way the software is packaged. Other software I’m installing installs before the user logs on and the user finds them ready installed when entering their profile.

    Thanks for your help!
    BR ChrisS

  17. Chris says:

    That’s correct.

  18. Sven says:


    do you plan to provide Version 2.2.0 as msi-file?

    ty for response.

    kind regards, Sven

  19. Chris Steding says:


    Yes i will try to fix it this week.

    BR Chris

  20. Gary says:

    I see you mentioned that the 64-bit installer still had the 32-bit software in it. Is there any reason you didnt use the 64-bit version they provide? It then, of course, installs to C:\Program Files\VideoLAN\VLC.

  21. Sven says:

    Hi Chris,

    perfect thx. Can u explain how to disable the update notifier via msi?

    kind regards


  22. AFish says:

    Thank you so much for making these, and making them without creating the desktop shortcuts. If there’s one think I’m not a fan of, it’s mucking about with MSIs trying to turn of desktop shortcuts.

  23. Sven says:

    Hi Chris,

    any news about version 2.2.1 :-)?

  24. Sven says:

    Ping :-)

  25. Björn says:

    Any plans to package/release VLC 2.2.2 in MSI format?

  26. Björn says:

    Anyone know if this website is serious?


  27. Chris says:

    Hi Björn

    Right now there is no plans.

    I would install VLC using:
    First install on a test computer.
    vlc-2.2.2-win32.exe /S
    Then find the C:\Users\%username%\AppData\Roaming\vlc\vlcrc file and open with notepad

    Then in the file find the

    # Activate the updates availability notification (boolesk)
    and change this to 0
    Save this file.

    Install VLC using an install.cmd file
    And then distribute the vlcrc file to your users using a GPP.

    BR Chris

  28. Björn says:

    Thanks Chris! :-)

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