It's been a very busy week for the all-volunteer VideoLAN team. The long awaited Windows 8 VLC media player app was finally released and now its first update should be rolling out to its users.
In a post on his blog, VideoLAN's president Jean-Baptiste Kempf stated that this first update is supposed to fix the crash bug that some VLC app users have encountered while starting it up. It also should improve the app's stability on the music side. Yet another update is planned for sometime next week. In our interview with him this week, Kempf said the VideoLAN team planned to keep on fixing bugs in future updates, along with some UI improvements, a better database and more.
The source code for the Windows 8 VLC app is available to download from VideoLAN's site, for anyone who wants to check it out. As far as how popular the app is so far, a post on VideoLAN's Twitter feed from early Saturday morning indicated that the VLC app had 38,000 downloads since it was first made available to the public on Wednesday afternoon.
The VideoLAN team still plans to offer a version of VLC for Windows RT as well as Windows Phone platforms at some point.