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 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.
Version compatibility summary
|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|