VLC making its way to Windows Phone very soon
It looks like highly-anticipated media player VLC will be making its way to Windows Phone next month. Developer Thomas Nigro is planning to first release the app as a beta, just as he did with the recent Windows 8 app. Nigro is planning an August release for the first version of VLC for Windows Phone.
Part of the work on VLC is the new music player as an alternative to Xbox Music. For those that are unfamiliar, VLC is a media player known for its support for a wide range of files. VLC for Windows Phone will require Windows Phone 8.1 to work.
Are you excited that VLC is coming to Windows Phone soon? Let us know below in the comments.
Source: Thomas Nigro on Twitter
Thanks to Usama for the tip!
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P.S : I love moliplayer though
But watching MAJOR apps like Vlc come to this platform, JUST AWESOME. Moliplayer is kickass no doubt, more options always welcome
But MPPro has some exceptional abilities that are not even found in desktop version of VLC. Downloading videos from inbuilt browser, instant wifi transfer, upnp sharing, highly detailed settings page, the video player UI (that includes swipe functions for volume, brightness, screen lock and a lot more!) in fact I doubt VLC can't compete with MPPro, not initially at least.
Fast forward 13 months: 2014 february, the first public beta for x86+x64 released. By this time, not the faintest hope for any ARM release in the foreseable future (that means not in 2014 for sure). Another 6 months passed since that time, still the x86 version did not receive any performance improvement: it still decodes the video from software, no GPU acceleration support. That means 2 serious issues: #1 on the ARM port (if it will be ever made in this century) for smartphones it will suck the a fully charged battery in 45-60 minutes due to the GPU not utilized for power-efficient video decoding, and #2 connecting to the 1st issue: as the GPU on these smartphones support HW acceleration only for some VERY LIMITED set of codecs, like H.264, there isnt even a theoretical possibility to have a 2,5 hour video playback if watching xvid videos. So long story short, I am very sad, that my surface 1 RT is already becoming obsolete, still I couldnt watch a damn video using the VLC player on it. When I read these comments hoping all kind of exotic feature-wishes from you guys, I am always wondering: what kind of strong drugs you are living on? When even the most basic VLC features are also missing from the metro app, do you guys really seriously believe, that your exotic wishes will be ever fullfilled? Dont you learn from the past events of this whole story?
like i said "tease"
http://t.co/qUiGpvlMjL and http://t.co/0quOKZNk7O
so yes it will be free ;)
for Win8 https://www.windowscentral.com/e?link=https2F%2Fclick.linksynergy.co... is free so which one isn't free ?
Patience! Worth to wait....
not sure about the beta tho
that's the news of the day.
eagerly waiting for the vlc mobile app.
Waiting eagerly for vlc to come on wp f*** moli player
They should make it work ok 512mb phones too..