We’ve already reported that popular video player VLC will release their universal app for Windows 10 devices. There were no news about the app till today. Now VLC head developer J B Kempf revealed that they are testing VLC app for Windows 10 as closed beta.
Read his words :
“ The WinRT port was extremely busy, these past two weeks.
Indeed, we are preparing a beta version named 1.9.0, that would prepare for the first true UWP version, that will be named 2.0.0.
We’ve added most of the features that you usually see on the Android and iOS versions of VLC, notablyUPnP and network shares browsing, support for HTTPS and adaptivestreaming, better hardware decoding, dialogs support, as many codecs as the desktop version, and so on.
Moreover, the engine use the runtime 12.0_app instead of the 11.0 one we used on the WinRT version.
On the UI side, we now support correctly Windows 10 integration, with Cortana, drag and drop, tablet mode and a lot of fixes so that the application looks responsive enough on all the devices, from mobileto the Xbox 1. We polished this UI and fixed a few important regressions, notably on the playback and the thumbnailer.
The application is currently in private beta mode, so that the biggest issues are fixed before opening it up. ”
As per the information we received, the app is pretty nice and powerful enough to run all type of media files. Anyway let’s wait for the all new Universal VLC app.
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