The official VLC app for Windows 8 users has been greatly expected, and it finally got released with a huge delay. And now, also quite late, the app has been updated for the Windows 8.1 version.
Available for a few good months on the Windows Store, the official VLC app for Windows 8 has seen a huge revamp which makes it fully compatible with Windows 8.1. VideoLAN said the following on the release notes – “In this update, we rewrote most of the application to be ported to 8.1. This update should improve a lot the decoding speed. This should also fix numerous bugs and crashes.”
VLC updated for Windows 8.1, hints at Windows 10 support
However, the team also was quick to remind that this is still a beta version, which is quite annoying. The updated app comes with a very simple menu on the left, instead of the top. There’s also a search bar, followed by a home, videos, and music tab. When you’re home, you get a snapshot of your video and audio library.
What’s interesting is that this new design is almost the same as a recent early screenshot shared by a VideoLAN developer on Twitter, and which was aimed for Windows 10. So, this means that, most likely, the Windows 8.1 design will be the same as for Windows 10.