Where on the Videolan site does it say it's a BETA -- Seems fine to me and the download Mirror (University of Kent) is a legit University site. VLC is available for other OS'es as well from the same site or the various Linux repositories such as PACKMAN (for OPENSUSE) - also reasonably well organised.
11. Software Repositories - Adding and Managing Package Repositories
VLC for Windows 8 app for Windows in the Windows Store
The desktop version (like in your picture) is superior to the app - that is what I was saying.Notes
In this new update, we rewrote the music library, using SQLite. You can also set the directories of your audio and video collections in the preferences.
This should fix numerous bugs, notably the crash on start, on music database creation and on launch from explorer.
Remember, this is still a beta version...