Beta release of VLC player for Windows Phone coming soon

VLC for Windows 8

VLC for Windows 8

Thomas Nigro, a developer working on the VLC player for Windows Phone, has revealed that the popular multimedia application will be released for the mobile operating system soon.

Through Twitter, Thomas has said that he has been busy working on developing a functional version of VLC beta for Windows Phone which would be released to testers as early as August. In one of the tweets from the same thread, Thomas has revealed that a private beta will be initiated in first week of August, followed by a wider release in September.

Many fans of the VLC media player have often expressed disappointment about the lack of support for Windows Phone ever since the player landed on iOS and Android. However, VLC has not been ignoring Microsoft's platforms and has actively developed the metro version of their player for Windows 8 as well.

Back in 2013, VLC started a Kickstarter campaign to fund its Windows 8 application development, and succeeded in getting sufficient amount of money which indicated the strong demand from users for the application. Thomas, on many occasions, has given a glimpse of the developmental builds of the Windows Phone version and it is good news indeed that the player is coming closer to release.

 Source: WMPU | Image via VideoLAN

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"Back in 2013, VLC started a Kickstarter campaign"

WRONG! It was 2012 December, 18 months ago! 18! Eighteen! And an acceptably working release is still nowhere. Not really for x86. And the ARM version is not even released for experiencing the buggy crashy French coding quality the x86 version is still suffering since 2014 february (the date when the first release for x86 was released, 13 months after the french got your money through kickstarter).
Next time you give money to kickstarter, think for a minute what kind of warranty they offer you and what ways they can prevent the thiefs like VLC to run away with the money of gullible crowd.

still no sign of VLC for winRT....... sigh....

I just want a Modern video app that support embedded (soft) subs for mkv and m4v, nothing more.... :-(

Dutchie64 said,
still no sign of VLC for winRT....... sigh....

I just want a Modern video app that support embedded (soft) subs for mkv and m4v, nothing more.... :-(


Actually he said on twitter the windows rt (windows rt not winRT) version should come as well

VLC is too late. Most if not all of it's functionality is available in other apps like MoliPlayer. It was fun while it lasted but VLC certainly isn't the most elegant or stable player around. The original is also quite the hack to get it to work and the W8/WP8 versions are far from the 'normal' version.

Really people, nothing to see here.. move on..

I guess it is time to check and see if VLC for Windows 8 got any better, a few months ago it was epic trash.
EDIT: Nope. They have released one update for VLC for Windows and done nothing else since.

Victor Chernenko said,
Devs said to be working on Windows 8.1 version with revamped UI.

And I am working on becoming the president of the united states.

I realize it is probably different development teams, but it would be nice if they finish the Windows 8 one first. It has been in beta for a very long time and I can't use it. It just doesn't work well. It never loads my music library though videos work, it doesn't load the libraries.

The Metro version on Windows 8 has some issues. I'm wondering if this one will as well. Frankly, the only video I watch on my Lumia are ones I took myself or from YouTube (I use the SuperTube app). I've not been hankering to put VLC on my phone. VLC works great on the legacy side of Windows 8, though.

as long as it supports streaming from NAS shares and has direct access to the hardware for decoding all formats and containers (you know I am talking about MKV)...I do miss MX Player combined with ES File Explorer on my HTC One M7 for streaming video from my NAS

enroh said,
as long as it supports streaming from NAS shares and has direct access to the hardware for decoding all formats and containers (you know I am talking about MKV)...I do miss MX Player combined with ES File Explorer on my HTC One M7 for streaming video from my NAS

The only thing which Android does better.

i just tried it and it was really slow - i tap a song, it takes a couple of seconds to change the screen to play mode, then i have to look at a loading screen for the song to start in landscape mode

i have the lumia 630 and i doubt 512mb are so low i cant even operate a music player app properly, i had trouble with Dispicable Me: Minion Rush, but i dont blame anything on that