VLC for Windows Phone and Windows 8 closer to release as finally audio works in the Modern UI

Ever since VLC announced they are hard at work on an adaptation of their famous video player for the Metro interface, the Kickstarter project amassed the funds needed in no time, and finally we might be nearing release. Thankfully, Microsoft has been helping all the way, and the VLC team just announced it has managed to crack the code of video audio working in the Metro interface, which was the main culprit for the delay.

Not only that, but because of the common kernel, they've been branching out into porting the player to Windows Phone 8 as well, which means that we will soon have the best video player for both the Windows 8/RT and the Windows Phone platforms, breaking one of the barriers for spending more time in Microsoft's new touchscreen UI.

source: VLC (Twitter)

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23 Comments

1. spectrums

Posts: 127; Member since: Nov 14, 2013

oh god, big trouble for wp8 :) troubles os "wp8"

7. eisenbricher

Posts: 973; Member since: Aug 09, 2012

Time for Grammar classes?

13. dratomic

Posts: 483; Member since: Oct 09, 2013

i dont knoe why other guys like you even bother replyin this guy. i say lets all pretend he doesnt exist just ignore him

14. dratomic

Posts: 483; Member since: Oct 09, 2013

im totally drunk rightt nowq :)

16. rodneyej1

Posts: 3576; Member since: Jul 06, 2013

You're not very good at what you do.. It will never work.. You look stupid putting WP down while it makes progress everyday,, especially on articles outlying WP's progress.. I feel sorry for your mother.

2. eisenbricher

Posts: 973; Member since: Aug 09, 2012

Awesome news!! My L520 plays even 1080p vids pretty fine, but I am dying to see subtitles and MKV support in WP.

3. spectrums

Posts: 127; Member since: Nov 14, 2013

this is bad news, not awesome news. open your eyes :)

6. eisenbricher

Posts: 973; Member since: Aug 09, 2012

I fail to see what are you talking about. VLC getting closer to release is a relief. I thought the project died because I didn't notice any update from the team from a while.

9. av911 unregistered

You need grammar classes too.

12. cezarepc

Posts: 718; Member since: Nov 23, 2012

Where?

4. Aplusk

Posts: 120; Member since: Nov 10, 2013

its been over an year with kickstarter project. glad vlc came now. thats great news for every windows phone user. one of best thing.

5. jael206

Posts: 147; Member since: Jul 18, 2012

Great job VLC!! Cheers!

8. veer.d

Posts: 89; Member since: Jul 12, 2013

VLC the best yet

15. dratomic

Posts: 483; Member since: Oct 09, 2013

mxplayer on androiz rocks

17. rodneyej1

Posts: 3576; Member since: Jul 06, 2013

Who cares..

20. dratomic

Posts: 483; Member since: Oct 09, 2013

I care. i like to see them on wp8.

23. rodneyej1

Posts: 3576; Member since: Jul 06, 2013

Understood...

18. speckledapple

Posts: 902; Member since: Sep 29, 2011

considering the article is not about android, i fail to see the need to mention this.

21. dratomic

Posts: 483; Member since: Oct 09, 2013

dont you like having it on wp8? now you see.

10. mikelemon

Posts: 95; Member since: Nov 21, 2013

Microsoft did say that they are trying to close the gap of big app market. This is a start....but only a start.

19. speckledapple

Posts: 902; Member since: Sep 29, 2011

I think this goes beyond trying to close the gap. They seem to be actively working with developers to solve problems and get some things done. Thats exciting because it shows commitment.

11. Bilpocalypse

Posts: 301; Member since: Oct 13, 2012

This excites me. Finally my phone and tablet will be able to play all the videos my desktop can.

22. rashsys

Posts: 16; Member since: Mar 05, 2013

Want to playback MKVs on a WP8? Don't wait for VLC, try MoliPlayer.

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