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This page is about the different VLC media player versions for Windows.

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 1.2.0 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 1.2.x.

Please upgrade your Windows or use VLC 1.1.11.

Version compatibility summary

0.8.6 0.9.x/1.0.x 1.1.x
2.0.x Remarks
Windows 95/98/ME Yes No No No Use KernelEx to use latest versions.
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 Vista No Yes Yes Yes It is recommended to install the platform Update
Windows 7 No No Yes Yes We recommended to install SP1, for your own safety

This page is part of the informal VLC Support Guide.
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