VLC player coming soon as universal app for all Windows devices, teaser screenshots posted

VLC player coming soon as universal app for all Windows devices, teaser screenshots posted
The beloved VLC media player is 90% ready as a universal app for both Windows and Windows Phone, said the developers, and even teased a few screenshots of how the popular brand will look like, wrapped in Microsoft's modern interface. 

The news is huge on several levels - first off, it will fill a big gap in available media players for the "tiled" Windows 8.1, as it can run anything you throw at it gratis, including MKV and other popular formats. Currently, VLC is present in the Windows Store as a limited beta app, and an experimental port of the desktop VLC program in the new touch-oriented Microsoft interface.

The developers say that the coding is almost complete, and the hardest amount of work went into cracking the ARM compiler that will make VLC an universal app, running on both Windows 8.1 and Windows Phone 8.1, with consistent interface on both. That's the other big piece of news here, as VLC might very well be the first ultra popular app that takes advantage of Microsoft's new "write once, fit all" coding tactics

The XAML code is nearly the same. I worked really hard to make a design that works well on phones, phablets, tablets, laptops and desktops thanks to the upcoming windowed mode Windows Threshold is rumored to bring (I tested with Stardock Modern Mix),” noticed the devs. Check out the teaser screenshots, and tell us what you think of the finally final universal app edition of the renowned VLC media player.

source: FoxCoding



1. sip1995

Posts: 1771; Member since: Feb 07, 2014

Can't wait.....

8. akki20892

Posts: 3902; Member since: Feb 04, 2013

Hold on hold on....we can wait.

2. haseebzahid

Posts: 1853; Member since: Feb 22, 2012

Oh my they implemented full encoder for all formats thats deep and hardest way to do it but altogether the best solution

3. itsdeepak4u2000

Posts: 3718; Member since: Nov 03, 2012

Good good, keep 'em coming.

4. adwienc

Posts: 136; Member since: Mar 26, 2014

At last good music player will come to WP!

5. frydaexiii

Posts: 1476; Member since: Dec 01, 2011

YESSSS, I can finally take my Surface RT out of storage now!

6. 7thspaceman

Posts: 1597; Member since: Feb 14, 2011

Microsoft is a software company FIRST hardware company second. this is Microsoft's strength. it makes money off of software and services to the Enterprise. the money MS makes from it's hardware sales is small potatoes to Microsoft but hardware items gets a lot of press . Apps developers have shown Apple and Android products more LOVE! Maybe Apple and Android business deals give developers more money for their efforts. I don't know? the Microsoft universal app tech will at least give Apps developers an easier way to make Apps for Windows devices. hopefully the apps Developers will take an interest in Windows Mobile because Microsoft wont give up now and will continue to make Tablets, Smart phones, Xbox, and other digital devices

7. dexter_jdr

Posts: 1163; Member since: Jun 28, 2012


9. sbw44

Posts: 433; Member since: Dec 04, 2012

My favorite app showing my favorite band, Nice!!!!

10. Odiin

Posts: 373; Member since: Apr 23, 2013

IMHO Windows apps are always beautiful and easy to use. Love that universal design language of windows apps.

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