According to one of the developers the VLC media player app still a bit buggy, but it works, and people wanting to try the new app can download it now from the Windows Store.


Works on Windows 8 and Windows 8.1. VLC 0.2.0 only works on x86 Intel chips. Windows RT isn’t currently supported, but it will soon after VLC is compile for ARM chips. Support for all the audio and video file format that is supported in VLC, including OGG, MOV, MKV, FLAC, and MPC. Support for the same codecs as the VideoLAN application for the desktop, such as MPEG-1 to H.265, passing through WMV3 and VC-1. Support embedded subtitles. Support multiple-audio tracks sections. Support background audio playback. Support for live tile Support for removable storage and DLNA servers.

Known issues

VLC app for Windows 8 at the current stage is slow. There is no hardware acceleration. Subtitles don’t work very well. Audio doesn’t seem to work in all configurations. Streams and playlists aren’t supported. Buggy.

These issues and other are being worked out, but there isn’t a time frame for a new update. What we know for sure is that the VideoLAN team is working on subtitles and audio quality, and to improve stability. Source JBKempf All content on this site is provided with no warranties, express or implied. Use any information at your own risk. Always backup of your device and files before making any changes. Privacy policy info.