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I cannot download the VLC media player to my windows 7...

by countessbathorytd / March 9, 2012 2:37 AM PST

I am new here and this is the First time Ive posted anything. But this is driving me nuts!!! I have tried everything to get the vlc media player to install on my laptop which has windows 7. Ive done the troubleshooting with changing my security on my browser, tried downloading it from different sites, all to no avail. Im about to post a question on yahoo answers and see where that gets me. But first I thought I'd share it here. Can anyone give me any suggestions, troubleshooting tips that I may have overlooked? Thanks!

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by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / March 9, 2012 2:41 AM PST

Try the VLC PORTABLE VERSION which is a zero install method.

I can't comment on your machine's install issues as there is no error messages and since VLC is just a player I don't see why the security of any browser is being changed.

Link? ->

Use the Direct Download Link to avoid any security issue.

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Can we be clear about this?
by MarkFlax Forum moderator / March 9, 2012 2:41 AM PST

You mention "cannot download" in your topic, but then talk about "cannot install". Which is it?

Do you attempt to "Download then Run immediately"? If so, don't do that. Try downloading and "SAVING" the file to the hard drive, (I use the Desktop as a temporary location for saved download files), then run the installer from that location.

If that fails, tell us exactly where it fails, and what do you see when it fails, what error messages, and so on.


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I had no trouble.

I don't know what to tell you, I'm running Win 7 Pro 64 bit, and I had no trouble downloading, and installing VLC. Have you tried to go to there web site, and I mean VLC's, not a mirror. If all else fails, download the installation file to a known directory, then install it from there. That's what I did, and it worked fine. I wish you well, because VLC is such a useful program.

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by tegtechno / March 11, 2012 9:45 PM PDT

If you want to download VLC
so just go to the
in this site you will find everything to download.
If after that you not able to download so it must be a problem of virus or may any system file corrupt.
check your antivirus is up-to-date.

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I had an issue when I tried to download
by orlbuckeye / March 12, 2012 12:09 AM PDT

some software from Microsoft Technet. What happened is the first step in the download was it downloaded a Microsoft program called the Download Manager. I kept trying over and over and it just wouldn't work. I had used it before then I though maybe I should try in in my 32 bit Internet Explorer. When I tried it with th 32 bit the program downloaded and installed. When I first attempted the DL I was using IE 64 bit and the download manager would just not work.

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Also look at your popup setting.
by orlbuckeye / March 12, 2012 12:11 AM PDT

It may be trying to open another window and you have the popup blocker preventing it. We have that happen at my work alot especially with Adobe PDF documents.

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