VLC media player for Windows 8.1, Windows Phone coming soon

By Kul Bhushan | Published on 31 Jul 2014
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Arrival of VLC media player as a universal app will be huge for Windows platform that lags behind on some good media players that can run every format.

VLC media player for Windows 8.1, Windows Phone coming soon

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Soon, VLC media player will be available as a universal app for Windows Phone and Windows 8.1 platforms. Developers have also shared a few screenshots of how the media player looks like on the two platforms.

It's notable VLC media player is available on Windows 8 as an experimental port of VLC media player for the WinRT platform.

“...so I decided to take my time, and build a great universal app based on the work we have done so far. I cleaned the code, which is now shared between Windows Phone and Windows at a 90 percent level, and have the exact same features, except DLNA support on WP (that might change),” says

“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).”

“Performance-wise, the app is a lot faster than before, more responsive on tablet, and I am trying to have the best responsiveness possible on low-end phones like the Lumia 520 which has a big marketshare in the WP-world.”

Developers reveal Windows 8.1 version is almost ready.Check out the screenshots of the VLV media player for Windows platforms below:

Source: http://blog.thomasnigro.fr/

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