Windows 8, 10 VLC App Updated to Fix Crash on Start & Other Glitches

By: Radu Tyrsina
2 minute read

After a huge waiting period, the official VLC app for Windows 8 has been released by VideoLAN in the Windows Store slightly more than one week ago. But many users were angry at various problems and we also managed to observe some ourselves. But now an important update has been made available.
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Despite the fact that the VLC for Windows 8 app has been awaited by thousands if not millions of users worldwide, and that some of them have even paid for this to happen through a Kickstarter campaign, it seems that there are still plenty of annoying bugs, problems and various glitches. I’ve previously reported that VLC doesn’t let you open music files and that there were some problems with the name of the video files when opening new ones. And others have been reporting other kind of problems, mainly related to annoying crashes on start and synchronizing problems.

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According to the latest version of the VLC app for Windows 8, numerous bugs have been squashed and the biggest one of them all is the crash on start. Also, this update takes care of the one with music database creation. However, the ones that I have personally identified are still there, not to many synchronizing issues reported by many users and the fact that the app becomes unresponsive for quite a while when scanning the library. I guess we’ll have to wait for yet another update for those bugs to get fixed.

It’s funny that VideoLAN does mention in the official description the following:

VLC for Windows 8 is an experimental port of VLC media player for the WinRT platform.

So, glitches and bugs are expected to be present here, in case you were thinking otherwise. Unfortunately, Windows RT support hasn’t been added yet, so Surface and Nokia Lumia 2520 owners won’t be pleased with this. Have a look at the video from below to know more about the app or head for the download link from below if you haven’t downloaded it yet.

Download VLC app for Windows 8, Windows 8.1 

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