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Revision as of 15:35, 10 December 2012

This page is about the different VLC media player versions.


Version compatibility summary

VLC version 0.8.6 0.9.x/1.0.x 1.1.x
2.0.x/2.1.x Remarks
Windows 95/98/ME Yes No No No Use KernelEx to use latest versions.
Windows NT 4.0 Yes Yes No No
Windows 2000 Yes Yes Yes No Installation of SP4 is mandatory
Windows XP Yes Yes Yes Yes, SP2 or newer It is recommended to install SP3
Windows 2003 No Yes Yes Yes, SP1 or newer It is recommended to install SP3
Windows Vista No Yes Yes Yes It is highly recommended to install the platform Update
Windows 2008 / 2008R2 No No Yes Yes
Windows 7 No No Yes Yes We recommended to install SP1, for your own safety
Windows 8 No No No Yes, since 2.0.4

VLC 1.0.0 does not work on Vista or 7

This is a know limitation. Please use VLC 1.1.11 or more recent

VLC 0.9.0/1.0.0/1.1.0 doesn't work on Win9x

This is by design. You need at least Windows 2000 to run latest VLC 1.1.x.

For earlier Windows release, use VLC 0.8.6i or check out this forum post for tips running latest VLC under Windows 98 or Windows Me.

VLC 2.0.0 doesn't work on Windows 2000 or Windows XP SP1

This is by design. You need at least Windows XP SP2 to run latest VLC 2.0.x.

Please upgrade your Windows or use VLC 1.1.11.

Mac OS X

Version compatibility summary

0.8.6 0.9.x 1.0.x/1.1.x
2.0.x Remarks
Panther X.3 Yes No No No Use 0.8.6i. Use Mac OS X 10.3.9 and QuickTime 7
Tiger X.4 Yes Yes No No Use 0.9.10. Use Mac OS X 10.4.9 and QuickTime 7
Leopard X.5 Yes Yes Yes Yes It works both for PPC and Intel
Snow Leopard X.6 No Yes Yes Yes It is necessary to use 10.6.3 and over
Lion X.7 No No Yes Yes 10.7.2 is strongly recommended
Mountain Lion X.8 No No No Yes 10.8.2 is strongly recommended

Mac OS X 10.1 can run up to VLC 0.7.0.

Mac OS X 10.2 can run up to VLC 0.8.4a, with QuickTime 6.5.2.


Linux Yes VLC works perfectly under linux.

The team supports the Debian version. However Ubuntu, Gentoo, OpenSuse,
Mandriva, Fedora Core are often tested by the team,
but the packages are not made by the VideoLAN team.

*BSD Yes VLC should work without any problem.
Solaris / OpenSolaris Middle VLC is buildable under Solaris after some adaptations.

Reports have said that those were doable.

Other Unixes Middle Same as Solaris
BeOS Yes Only old versions.

This page is part of the informal VLC Support Guide.
Permission is granted to copy, distribute and/or modify this document under the terms of the GNU General Public License as published by the Free Software Foundation; either version 2 of the License, or (at your option) any later version.