VLC for Windows 10 beta
This beta is the first version targeting Windows 10 and running on the Universal Windows Platform, aka UWP.
Like the classic VLC, it supports a very large number of formats, but it also has a medialibrary triaging audio and video media, a full player with subtitles, audio/video synchronisation, an audio mini-player and a network shares browser! We also support Cortana, Live Tiles, Pining and Continuum!
The only important missing feature is DVD/Bluray playback and TV tuners that are not yet possible through the UWP APIs.
And of course, it's completely open source, available under the GPLv2.0 license!
You should try it now!
We have a medialibrary, with video management:
and a video player with subtitles, subtitles download, chapters, audio/video sync:
We even support a PiP mode to browse your library while playing a video:
We have, of course, audio management, sorted by albums,
and you can get detailed information about artists.
If you live in a cave, you might prefer our Dark Theme:
The accent color is, of course, modifiable and it will change the VLC cone color too!
We support DLNA/UPnP, Windows Shares, FTP(S), SFTP, NFS protocols to discover and browse your local servers or NAS.
We support some Windows 10 specific features, like Cortana (supported in English and French), Live Tiles, Artists and Album pining to the start menu, Drag & Drop, and Continuum, if you have a Lumia 950 or Lumia 950XL
Under the hood, we use some technologies exclusive to Windows 10, like some DirectX 11.1 features for video and low-latency audio. This should give you enhanced battery life and allow smooth 4K playback.
This release works now on:
- Windows 10 desktop and tablets,
- Windows 10 mobile,
but also, when a few remaining issues are fixed:
- Xbox one,
- Surface Hub,
And, in a few weeks, we will update the application to also support:
- Windows 8.1,
- Windows RT 8.1,
- Windows Phone 8.1.
NotaBene 0: This application is NOT replacing the desktop application.
NotaBene 1: This application is a new entry on the store compared to the 2 WinRT applications, because Microsoft could not offer a simple upgrade path.
NotaBene 2: Please report bugs!
NotaBene 3: the Xbox one version should be out this summer, when the store is open to 3rd party UWP applications; the Windows 8.1/Windows Phone 8.1 version should come during the next month, if all goes as expected.
Here is a photo of the application running on the Xbox 1:
And a gif on the Hololens: