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VLC for Windows 8. A native app, fully featured and fully open source. Play all your files, streams and optical media.
VLC for Windows 8. A native app, fully featured and fully open source. Play all your files, streams and optical media.
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    1. Oleksandr Duzhurzhy on March 1, 2015

      One week ago I just update linux-desktop vlc and now have 2.2.0 with hardware acceleration and no ffmpeg lags. This is great!

    2. John Ong on January 9, 2015

      Vlan org guys, instead of scolding Windows Phone users on Twitter, is it possible that you can actually post more updates to this project that's been going on for 2 years now. I backed this Kickstarter and would actually like to know the progress of the RT app now that the Phone app is still having issues?

    3. Carl Nelson on October 27, 2014

      Can we have some news or answers on why we haven't been added and where this project has gone?

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      Yui on October 5, 2014

      @Carl I'm still waiting for my name to be added to the silver sponsors list.

    5. Carl Nelson on October 3, 2014

      My name isn't even in the thank you list, what! D:

    6. Rickard Nordström Pettersson on October 3, 2014

      I really dont understand, i like to say you are fake, if i know that you should make RT version i should not backed you up, it has been more then 1½ year after estimated delivery and i have not got a Alpha yet to test. Why Windows RT, i dont have any numbers but i should think that there is no big business in Windows RT, as far as i know no one i know has buyed a Windows RT computer.

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      Andrew Gohde on October 1, 2014

      They can't compile on ARM. No RT or Windows Phone version coming any time soon. REFUND ALL BACKERS!!

    8. Dean Smith on September 18, 2014

      I'd really like to see the Windows 8.1 RT version that I backed released before Windows 9 is formally announced.

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      Ive Grbic on September 17, 2014

      Still no Windows RT and Windows Phone 8.1 version? Is anyone working on this or you all are too busy with Android and iOS?

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      Andrew Gohde on July 25, 2014

      Windows Phone App coming in August still, no word on RT. Actually, NO WORD AT ALL FROM THEM ON KICKSTARTER!!!!! Thank God for tech sites.

    11. Alex H. on July 16, 2014

      Hi, no updates since April. can't open a video if VLC for W8 is chosen as default app in W8

    12. Lars on June 27, 2014

      Im not even in the "thank you" list... Wow, thanks guys.

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      Andrew Gohde on June 9, 2014

      Windows Phone app coming in August supposedly. As always, thanks for the timely updates and keeping those who gave you money in the loop.

    14. Eric Jilot on June 2, 2014

      How about an update on the ARM version.

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      Ramanth Vadlamudi on May 10, 2014

      When is the RT version for ARM devices coming out?

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      Greg T on April 14, 2014

      Any update to share regarding your roadmap after the //build/ announcements ?

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      Andrew Gohde on March 26, 2014

      Since Neowin is reporting all the latest updates, here's what the Windows Phone version will look like.

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      Andrew Kerr on March 18, 2014

      Has this been recompiled to ARM yet? A large proportion of us are waiting for this.. we have the desktop version of vlc on x86

    19. VideoLAN Creator on March 17, 2014

      @John Ong: sorry for the crash in the initial beta. We pushed an update yesterday, which is available on the Windows Store right fixing this issue among lots of other bugs. Another update is forthcoming later this week!

    20. John Ong on March 17, 2014

      This app isn't usable since it crashes on startup on my surface pro. It seems I am one of a handful of donators that's having this problem and wonder if there are any work around to this issue. I understand this is still in beta, but I don't think that even beta stage should perform better than this and I sure this setback is only going to delay the RT version even further.

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      Greg T on March 11, 2014

      @SardonicGorilla As they've explained, you cannot get an ARM/Window RT version without going through the process of converting the code to the "Windows RunTime" (WinRT).
      The path really is (win32) -> (WinRT x86) -> (WinRT ARM) -> (WinPRT - phone)
      You cannot do it in any different order.

      Update regarding the ARM version :

    22. SardonicGorilla on March 11, 2014

      So people running windows 8 (Intel) now have two VLC apps and people running windows 8 (arm) have none...
      Yep well played... Massive -**FACEPALM**-

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      Greg T on March 10, 2014

      So when they said Monday, it meant submitted to the store, not published. So with the app certification times, it wont be before another few days, up to a week. :(

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      Remi Soyode on March 6, 2014

      I just feel bad for the people who donated 1200 pounds and had to wait over a year with the rest of us with less than stellar updates.

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      Greg T on March 6, 2014

      To their defense they're not a company as such, just a bunch of blokes coding a really cool tool so i'm grateful for that. But it would only be polite to keep us informed as opposed to the random posts you can find on the PCInpact forums.
      I dont get it. Even if it's buggy, just release it as a non-public app, and let the backers feel the love and feel that it was a good thing to give away some money.

      I dont get it. Their communication is just so disrespectful. I made quite a big pledge and I really feel I've been ripped off.

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      Andrew Gohde on March 5, 2014

      I'm with you Greg. Found out by Neowin once again! It would have been nice if they released it to backers at least a few days ahead of time since we've waited OVER A YEAR!!!! I will never support this company ever again.

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      Greg T on March 5, 2014

      As usual more information is available elsewhere ... I really feel good to have funded this project /s

    28. Led XluiOiulx on February 15, 2014

      Recently Microsoft released a preview version of Windows Phone 8.1 SDK for selected developers.
      I hope that files management will be improved with this .1 update! :)

    29. Sergio Gonzalez on January 28, 2014

      ais plus attendre que celle-ci voie le jour. Moliplayer pour WP8 n'a certainement pas pris 1 ans a être codée et pourtant elle est parfaitement complète...

    30. Sergio Gonzalez on January 28, 2014

      Je suis désolé mais ça n'excuse en rien le manque de mises-à-jour pour les backers ici. Aussi ce n'est pas la version x86 que la plupart de nous attendons mais bien la version ARM et WP8 et comme de nombreux j'ai du simplement acheter une autre application sur le store car je ne pouv

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      Pericart Maxime on January 28, 2014

      A leur décharge, il est important de préciser qu'ils ont été obligé pour de réécrire tout le code du logiciel pour que celui-ci soit compatible version ARM en plus du x86 pour être accepté sur le windows store. C'est ce qui leur prends le plus de temps et la charte de Microsoft ne les aide pas. Beaucoup de gens l'attende certes, mais vous comme moi on utilise la version bureau et on en est pas mécontent. Pour ma part j'ai financé pour 25£ ce projet et même si je l'attends de pieds ferme, je leur fais confiance pour nous fournir leur bébé le plus performant possible. C'est long c'est sûr, mais montrez-vous patient vous n'en serez que plus réjouis quand il sortira.

    32. Sergio Gonzalez on January 26, 2014

      @Andrew: Exactly, neowin readers have more informations about this project that the people that paid for it...

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      Andrew Gohde on January 25, 2014

      Thanks for not updating the people that gave you money before tech websites! This KickStarter has been a joke with lack of updates, communication, etc. You should refund everyone.

    34. CrazyHoover on January 20, 2014

      Horrible, still no RT app. I really wonder what I donated for..!

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      Jonathan Nguyen on January 16, 2014

      not RT project anymore

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      Danny W on January 10, 2014

      How about January?

    37. Bryan on January 6, 2014

      Danny W: Don't you know they took all of December off?

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      Danny W on January 2, 2014

      Happy new year! where is VLC Metro?

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      JP Martin on December 10, 2013

      mmh, I see a "VLC 5.0 Media Player" on the Windows Store... sounds like those guys are a knock-off. Perhaps VideoLAN should take some action?

    40. Sergio Gonzalez on December 2, 2013

      Yay, almost 2 month without update yay! :D Sérieusement maintenant, une petite mise à jour serait la bienvenue

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      Andrew Gohde on November 30, 2013

      No updates and no product and it's been a year. Meanwhile MoliPlayer came out, So now, tell the people who gave you money, what's your excuse?

    42. Francisco Jose Navajas Carreño on November 30, 2013

      You should tell microsoft remove from windows 8.1 store all apps that claim to be vlc, or which include vlc or videolan on his name, and that even they hover between the 3 and the 6.99 euros, that should not be allowed.

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      Danny W on November 23, 2013

      For anyone looking for video player on Windows Phone 8, checkout MoliPlayer. It plays 720p h264/mpeg2 video flawlessly on my Lumia 520. Trial version available and costs on $2.99.

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      Danny W on October 31, 2013

      @John Ong, no change, no delay. Just not this year.

    45. John Ong on October 28, 2013

      Does the release of Windows 8.1 changes or delays the release of VLC?

    46. Bryan on October 7, 2013

      Thanks for the update. I take back my previous comment.

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