VLC for Windows 8.1: what’s new major update, but without the support ARM

By | 09.12.2018



VLC for Windows 8.1: what’s new major update, but without a support ARM

VLC для Windows 8.1: новое крупное обновление, но без поддержки ARM

The VLC team has announced the release of a new update for the modern version of the popular application to play multimedia content.

While VLC is and remains one of the best multimedia players in their traditional role apps for PC, his colleague, intended for use on touchscreen devices with Windows 8.1, is a rather problematic way.

With the new version of VLC for Windows 8.1 (0.1.0), which continues to carry a status of «beta», the developers tried to improve the situation by introducing a series of interesting features. The main ones are shown in the official list of changes, namely:

  • Redesigned interface
  • Significant performance improvements
  • Use Winsock instead WinRTsock for transmitting and receiving stream data over a network
  • The use of widgets (??? approx. edition) Windows 8.1 (probably the development team had in mind the live tiles)
  • Change the UI code to prepare for porting to Windows Phone 8.1
  • Using libVLC 2.2.0 core

In our review of the VLC, which was written in March, I noted a very unstable application. But that was the first release has changed something since then? In my case, no. It became even worse. The app crashes shortly after launch, but this case may be related specifically to my system.

Unfortunately, VLC for Windows 8.1 is still only compatible with x86 devices, while those based on the ARM architecture, still can’t work with the app. However, the developers claim to have made significant progress in this direction. Let’s wish them good luck!

VLC for Windows Store

Developer: VideoLAN

Price: Free




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