VLC receives major Windows 8.1 update, ARM support still in the works
The VLC team have finally released the Windows 8.1 update for their app, which should now be available through the Windows Store. Version 0.1.0 marks the second major release of the popular media suite, but remains in active beta. While the team behind the app are very much still working on new features and squashing known bugs, it's a far more stable experience compared to previous versions.
Here's a list of changes bundled in the 0.1.0 release:
- Now using libVLC 2.2.0 core
- Redesigned interface
- Substantial performance improvements
- Use of Winsock for networking instead of WinRTsock
- Implemented Windows 8.1 widgets support
- moved interface code to Universal to prepare Windows Phone 8.1 port
The team notes that while this release remains x86-only, they have made notable advances on the ARM port, which will please those with Windows RT tablets. There's still no release date for the Windows Phone port.
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Rich Edmonds was formerly a Senior Editor of PC hardware at Windows Central, covering everything related to PC components and NAS. He's been involved in technology for more than a decade and knows a thing or two about the magic inside a PC chassis. You can follow him on Twitter at @RichEdmonds.
Waiting for WP8.1 copy..
First they take 2 years to develop an app, take FlipBoard, and later they take 20 years to make the same app run for lower memory devices, and after few years, they release a small update for the app. Aaanndd its done..!! Adorable,,!!
The VLC for desktop already is very stable.. Why again a Metro App for that.
Rather they would have focussed only on WP8/8.1 version..
Lol, watta comment..
Music and video apps are good, I guess
Expect it within the next two years or so..