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, 2010 at 1:14
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    @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, 2010 at 1:17
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    I'm using an AMD Athlon 64 X2 myself.
    – oKtosiTe
    Dec 15, 2010 at 1:20
  • I assume you're on the final retail version of Windows 7?
    – oKtosiTe
    Dec 15, 2010 at 1:22
  • I am using a retail version!
    – snmcdonald
    Dec 15, 2010 at 1:29

2 Answers 2


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, 2010 at 1:18
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    Well I am happy it "installed". I will accept in 5 mins.
    – snmcdonald
    Dec 15, 2010 at 1:19

When in doubt, compile from source!


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