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VLC app for Windows 8 planned release Monday, March 10

  1. #21


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    Oh yeah, definitely still a work in progress! Video playback controls are very limited, like no aspect ratio options. For some reason, when you switch to different apps, video playback continues but audio playback does.

    App snap is still Windows 8 mode, not 8.1's 50/50 free adjust.

    The app's animations are so Windows 8 though! Wow, it's almost like Zune!

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    And this is VLC's sematic zoom out of your music library. Very neat! But it kind of reminds me of the Windows Phone companion app's music collection view.... It also seems to take on the MusicInfo app more than anything, it looks like it uses last.fm for media information as well.

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  2. #22


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    Windows 8.1 Pro


    Quite the memory hog though!

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  3. #23


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    Windows 8.1


    It's nice but I have a few things I want improved.

    1) As others said, Video, Audio options.
    2) External Storage browser (It doesn't work at the moment, sometimes it crashes sometimes it does nothing)
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  4. #24


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    Windows 10 Pro Prieview x64


    I like it although I think I'll keep using the normal version as finding my file in Explorer is easier for me.

    It didn't ask me for permissions though which is unusual - just granted them. Not sure I would grant incoming internet connections to watch a movie etc or even why it would want it.
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  5. #25


    Quote Originally Posted by Lievre View Post
    Nice love this app.

    Lievre
    Yea, it's going to have maybe 60% of the functionality now available in the explorer.exe version of the program... If you've hobbled yourself with nothing but a touchscreen you might like that (as you are already used to using a UI that is ~40% as useful as the Win8.1 explorer.exe-based UI.)
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  6. #26


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    Quote Originally Posted by waltc View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Lievre View Post
    Nice love this app.

    Lievre
    Yea, it's going to have maybe 60% of the functionality now available in the explorer.exe version of the program... If you've hobbled yourself with nothing but a touchscreen you might like that (as you are already used to using a UI that is ~40% as useful as the Win8.1 explorer.exe-based UI.)
    I use and will continue to use the old version if you want to call it that as finding the file to play is easier for me.
    OK it has a thousand features but the only ones I have EVER used are subtitles, fullscreen and volume. So for me (and probably others) 3% would be enough. Even if I'd "hobbled myself with a touch screen" I don't think I'd interrupt a film to play with it anyway unless the film was as bad as Gravity (2013) - IMDb....
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  7. #27


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    Win 8.1 pro / win 8.1


    I can't get it to install all I get is pending.
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  8. #28


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    Windows 8.1 Pro


    LOL! No doubt!
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  9. #29


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    Windows 7 Ultimate/Windows 8.1 Update Pro with Media Center/Windows Technical Preview [All 64-bit]


    I cannot even open it properly... it just crashes time after time!
    I will just have to wait for an update...
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  10. #30


    Hafnarfjörður IS
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    Hi there
    I just can't understand what this app is meant to do that the "normal" one doesn't - I've been using the standard one from videolan.org on Windows, Linux and Android without any problems at all for YEARS -- After all if you really need to watch in full screen just switch to full screen and with multi-monitors the standard Windows version is just fine - so what actually does this "Windows 8" version do for a laptop that the other version (standard) doesn't.

    (Another advantage of the standard Windows VLC version is that it's easy also to load up the Sub title files even if they are on another disk on the LAN or even another computer - or disable them if you don't want subtitles).

    Cheers
    jimbo
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