Thursday, 13 March 2014

VLC now available for Windows 8/8.1

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Finally after so much rumor and excitement, VLC is now available for download on Windows 8 store.   Back in November of 2012, VLC announced a Kickstarter campaign to launch the software on both Windows 8 and Windows Phone 8. As of today, the application has passed certification and is now published in the Windows 8 Store for x86 and x64 based machines.
RT and Windows Phone versions will still have to wait, though they are planned.
Let me remind you all that this is a beta app, hence not stable, but never less– we are excited for today's launch.
For those of you who are picky with your audio and video, the VLC app for Windows 8 supports a collection of formats. The player will play all video and audio formats of VLC; these include, but are not limited to, MPEG-1, H.265, FLAC and MPC. The same codec types are also supported including WMV3 and VC-1.

Other supported features are noted below:

  • Works on Windows 8.0 and 8.1: too many people are still on 8.0, so we had to use that. This decreases the stability of the application, though...
  • Is compiled for Intel x86 CPUs: Windows RT version will follow as soon as we are able to compile it. ARM version will also apply to Windows Phone.
  • Plays all video and audio formats of VLC, including MKV, Ogg and Mov files or FLAC and MPC;
  • Supports the same codecs as the VLC application for desktop, from MPEG-1 to H.265, through WMV3 and VC-1;
  • Supports multiple-audio tracks selection;
  • Supports embedded subtitles;
  • Supports Background Audio playback;
  • Features a easy-to-navigate but complete UI, notably for audio browsing;
  • Supports Live Tiles!
  • Supports removable storage and DLNA servers.

The other thing to note is that this version of VLC is only compatible with Windows 8 devices and not Windows RT machines. For those of you on an ARM processor running Windows RT, you will be waiting a bit longer.

To download VLC from the Windows Store, Click Here.

Note:-VLC will not work on Surface RT, Surface 2 or the Lumia 2520


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