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How Can I install VLC on an x64 bit version of Windows 7?

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I have checked the compatibility modes and I do not see an x86 version. I have tried running is under XP and Vista with no luck.

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I've never heard of this being an issue. It works fine for me. You should not have to set any compatibility mode. Did you try simply redownloading it? – oKtosiTe Dec 15 '10 at 1:14
@oKtosiTe: Interesting, thank you for sharing. I am using an AMD chip, not sure if that would cause a problem. I have tried re-downloading with the same results. – snmcdonald Dec 15 '10 at 1:17
I'm using an AMD Athlon 64 X2 myself. – oKtosiTe Dec 15 '10 at 1:20
I assume you're on the final retail version of Windows 7? – oKtosiTe Dec 15 '10 at 1:22
I am using a retail version! – snmcdonald Dec 15 '10 at 1:29
up vote 8 down vote accepted

This is a weird error since I am running VLC on win 7 x64 and I think I used the regular binary installer. Have you tried the zipped version on the download page?

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I just downloaded the zipped version and it works fine. However, when I re-download and attempt to install from the installer I get the same error. – snmcdonald Dec 15 '10 at 1:18
Well I am happy it "installed". I will accept in 5 mins. – snmcdonald Dec 15 '10 at 1:19

When in doubt, compile from source!

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