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Update #22

Fourth build on the Store (0.0.5)

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New release :)

So, we've worked quite a bit to fix the numerous crashes that some people had and we've released again, less than 4 weeks after the previous one.

It notably should fix the crashes on start, the crashes on audio indexing and the issues with DLNA servers!

We're working on a new release soon, to fix more bugs.

And we're working, of course, on the ARM compilation.

Have fun!


Update #21

Third build submitted to the store.

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Again a release :)

It seems that the previous release had some difficulties to get pushed on the store to everyone.

As we fixed more bugs and crashes, we just published another version, 0.0.4 on the store. It should appear automagically in a few hours.

We also added a Japanese translation :)


Update #20

Second build submitted to the store.

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Hello folks

After the first beta release a couple of days ago, a second build fixing the most important crashes has been submitted to the store, for certification. We'd like to thank the new contributors.

It should appear automagically in a few hours.

Next release, next week!

Have a nice week-end!

JB


Update #19

First achievement unlocked!

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Oh boy, this has been a long and bumpy ride!

Today, the first Beta of VLC for WinRT is getting deployed on the store.

As many of you know, the road to come to this point has been long... Very long...

I've been driving or helping some ports of VLC on mobile, but this port has been the hardest, by an order of magnitude.

I'll speak a bit more about the lateness of this port, another time. Today, I'll introduce a bit to this application.

Features

This application, version 0.2.0, is a BETA stage of the port of libVLC on WinRT. WinRT is the runtime of Windows 8/8.1 Metro/ModernUI, Windows Phone 8 and Xbox 1.

As this is a beta, some features are still not perfectly stable, but we are working on that. We thought we should share it with the users, so that people could test and help us.

This application:

  • works on Windows 8.0 and 8.1: too many people are still on 8.0, so we had to use that. This decreases the stability of the application, though…
  • is compiled for Intel x86 CPUs: Windows RT version will follow as soon as we are able to compile it. ARM version will also apply to Windows Phone.
  • plays all video and audio formats of VLC, including MKV, Ogg and Mov files or FLAC and MPC;
  • supports the same codecs as the VLC application for desktop, from MPEG-1 to H.265, through WMV3 and VC-1;
  • supports multiple-audio tracks selection;
  • supports embedded subtitles;
  • supports Background Audio playback;
  • features a easy-to-navigate but complete UI, notably for audio browsing;
  • supports Live Tiles!
  • supports removable storage and DLNA servers.

However, there are a few limitations:

  • This app is currently slow, and is slower than VLC for desktop for video decoding and has no hardware acceleration;
  • Subtitles support is not very good yet, and notably it only supports embedded subtitles; this is our major point of focus for now.
  • Audio does not seem to work in all configurations;
  • Playlists and streams are not supported in the UI (they are present in the core)
  • It's clearly not as stable as it should be. 

We are working on all those points, but notably on subtitles and audio quality and stability. Since we now have a release, it will be easier to do releases quite often, as soon as we can.

We also have longer terms goal to work on, and we'll share them when we know more :)

We hope you like this application, and if you don't, we'll fix that soon :)

Polite feature requests are welcome :)

It's available for download here.

Jean-Baptiste for the VLC for WinRT team


Update #18 - For backers only

Release, part 2

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