VideoLAN VLC 1.0.5 installs in Windows XP 64 as easy as spreading avocado on toast and the results are almost as tasty.
This page is about installing VLC on Windows. See VideoLAN VLC media player for a comparison of VLC to other media players.
Download VLC from www.videolan.org/vlc/. The current 1.0.5 version for Windows is an 18 megabyte download. The downloaded file is named vlc-1.0.5-win32.exe.
Log in as administrator then start vlc-1.0.5-win32.exe to install VLC.
Choose your language
The first step is to choose your language for the installation process then select Next.
Here is the usual Welcome screen. Select Next.
Every installation has a license agreement and VLC uses the very agreeable GPL. Select I Agree.
The default component selection is fine except for the Mozilla plugin switched off. Switch on the Mozilla plugin to make VLC work in Firefox then select Next.
Choose installation location
The default installation location is perfect. Select Next.
Select Finish to finish the installation and start VLC for the final setting.
You decide your privacy the first time you start VLC. Every user gets the same choice the first time they start VLC. I suggest you switch everything off for all users or keep them on for just one user.
Do you want every user downloading album art? Not if you pay per megabyte on a mobile device. Switch it off or use it only when connected to unlimited broadband.
Do you want every user checking for updates? Probably not because most will not be able to apply the updates. Switch off the update check for most users. Switching off all update checks for all software will make the system start faster. You can then have one admin person check for updates during a weekly off peak period.
Switch off the update availability notification then select OK. Repeat for every user on the system.
Everything is easy except logging for all your users and switching off the update check in their privacy page.