VLC is perhaps the most popular open source media player out there that is available for a wide variety of platforms. Unfortunately Microsoft’s Windows Phone is not one of them, yet. We have known for quite a while now that a version for WP is under development. According to a new update VLC for Windows Phone release might take place soon, as soon as this month even, if everything turns out alright.

The release timeframe has been provided by Thomas Nigro who is part of the team that is building VLC for Windows Phone. He hinted that it may be released by the end of November, though the team is ambitiously shooting for a possible release by next week.

Regarding how VLC looks on Microsoft’s mobile platform, a video has been posted online which shows off the app in action, even though its a beta build. Nevertheless, if we’re this close to release, it is unlikely that any major changes will be made to the user interface when everything is so far along.

Keep in mind though that there are already multiple applications available in the Windows Phone store with the VLC name, but they’re not the official app. Some might even be paid apps merely capitalizing on the VLC brand. This is the official app and it will be available for free when it releases, we’ll update you when its out.

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