VLC for Windows 8 nearing completion, Windows Phone next in line

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Almost a year ago the Kickstarter for VLC on Windows 8 ended, since then there hasn’t been many updates. VLC is a popular media player that can be downloaded for Windows 8 as a desktop app, but many users want it to be available from the Windows Store.┬áBesides Windows 8 they also are working on VLC for Windows Phone. After several months of silence the team has finally spoken up about their progress.

VLC is working on an app for “WinRT,” which means Windows 8, Windows Phone, and maybe even Xbox One. So far the team has finished the following features:

  • Support for all usual VLC formats, including MKV and FLAC
  • Audio
  • Video, (with correct aspect ratios)
  • Basic subtitles support
  • File and network stream support
  • A simple, but working UI
  • Passing the WACK certification
  • Working on Windows 8 and 8.1

VLC submitted the app to the Store once already, but it was rejected due to bugs. Currently they are working on a re-release. The ARM version of VLC, which will be for devices like Surface 2 and the Lumia 2520, is still a little ways off. The Windows Phone app is even further off. First we will see the Windows 8 app, then the ARM app, and lastly the phone app.

[via Kickstarter]


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