Universal VLC app for Windows 10 Mobile re-released with loads of improvements and fixes

Universal VLC app for Windows 10 Mobile re-released with loads of improvements and fixes
The folks over at VideoLAN have submitted the universal VLC application to Windows Store earlier today and Microsoft approved the submission. The new version of the media players comes a slew of bug fixes and improvements.

The long list of changes contains lots of fixes to the UI, as well as patches for some issues that have been reported by users in the past. For example, the developers included a fix for a potential deadlock when dismissing a dialog and another one for the camera roll appearing in the regular video collection.

The SD card discover bug on Windows Mobile has been addressed as well, along with a potential crash when switching between audio collection tabs. The media library re-indexing has been repaired and another potential crash when browsing folder.

By the number of bug fixes mentioned in the changelog, you might think that VLC was in beta, but it wasn't. The list of patches keeps going with a fix for a potential deadlock when discovering media and one for the wrong thumbnail being displayed in SMTC.

Some improvements have been included in the update, such as the addition of support for encrypted password store and improved dialog navigation on Xbox One. Various other command bar improvements have confirmed, alongside enhancements to the hardware decoding support.

The update also brings new subtitle rendering engine with font fallback and previous/next buttons for video playback. You can now find the new universal VLC app version 2.2.0 in the Windows Store, if you want to give it a try.

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7. Amrit2206

Posts: 12; Member since: Dec 07, 2016

what people still using Windows Phone?

6. joey_sfb

Posts: 6794; Member since: Mar 29, 2012

Great! Still waiting for my WP phone to reach me doorstep.

5. MrElectrifyer

Posts: 3960; Member since: Oct 21, 2014

Nice, more features of the full x86 program making its way to the UWP app. Still a long way to go before it replaces the x86 program on my Surface Pro. Regardless, really liking the trend here. More and more full x86 programs are making their way to the Windows store (eg Adobe's Photoshop Elements, Kodi, etc), and are slowly being converted to UWP apps that work across device form-factors. This is setting the stage for the true Surface Phone. Better not disappoint Panos.

1. cdm283813

Posts: 424; Member since: Jan 10, 2015

You got to be a moron to use Windows 10 mobile at this stage of the game.

2. Subie

Posts: 2470; Member since: Aug 01, 2015

It depends on what each individual wants from their device. More choice other then the big two is a good thing IMO. Also not everyone wants to use the same thing as the next person.

3. krystian

Posts: 423; Member since: Mar 16, 2016

sounds like you're a really intelligent person.....

4. Cyberchum

Posts: 1149; Member since: Oct 24, 2012

You must be a cretin to have made such a stupid conclusion. Airhead.

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