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

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