Good news Windows 8 users, if you were looking forward to the Window 8 Metro version of the media player, you’re in luck because it seems that the app is close to being released. According to the team at VLC who posted on their Kickstarter page, the app had been submitted to the Windows Store, but apparently due to an audio crash, they failed to receive certification. While they’re working on getting it fixed and resubmitting it, this is good news because it signifies that the app is pretty much ready to go, save for some bugs here and there.
The app will perform like the regular VLC and will support the usual formats, including file and network streaming support, and even subtitles. The team is hoping to resubmit the app for certification this weekend, so if all goes well, it shouldn’t be too long before we see its release. As for the ARM version of the app, including Windows Phone, the team is still working on it and they are hoping that they will be able to deploy it in a matter of weeks, stating that the main reasons behind the delay is due to compiler related issues.
It was back in 2012 when VLC first announced their plans to make a Windows 8 Metro version of their app. The team then launched a successful Kickstarter campaign and have been slowly making some progress over the course of the year. We’ll keep our eyes peeled for a release and will update you guys once we learn more.
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