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VLC app for Windows 8 planned release Monday, March 10

  1. #31


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


    Quote Originally Posted by jimbo45 View Post
    I just can't understand what this app is meant to do that the "normal" one doesn't.
    Actually it isn't meant to do anything different than the original VLC... this is just a player for Windows RT users who can't use the desktop version of VLC and of course (for us using desktop/laptops) it is another option to use the player. That's all!
    For myself, I do like the Metro UI thing, so if this app gets as functional as the original program; I will prefer using this one with no doubt... after all, it looks like Zune (probably too much) and that is my favorite media player on my PC.

    *Also I still own a first-gen Zune, and it is functional!

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  2. #32


    Hafnarfjörður IS
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    Hi there
    OK for RT which is probably a doomed platform anyway - with some decent meta code standard Windows could probably be made to run on RT / non intel platforms.

    The real crunch seems to me is that if you like touch screen (no way would I let my huge 50 inch plus screen get anywhere near fingers) then it might be OK - but when I'm using a laptop I'm usually doing more than one task at a time - even if it's watching movies -- so I'd always have at least two windows open - usually more - and I use several screens as well. -- and if I stream the video to a remote TV then the standard app works just fine too.

    For Android VLC works fine already BTW. Free from the google play store.

    Cheers
    jimbo
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  3. #33


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    Windows 8.1 update 1 Pro X64 with WMC


    Quote Originally Posted by Dorlan2001 View Post
    I cannot even open it properly... it just crashes time after time!
    I will just have to wait for an update...
    same here uninstalled it will wait for official release
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  4. #34


    Well had high hopes for this app but really think that it should be pulled from the store as its just not ready, Have tried it on 3 of my Win 8.1 pc's and my HTPC also Win 8.1 and crashes on all of them.
    I cant seem to scan my music library, there doesn't seem to be a way to tell it where you have music stored, it seems to see my home server (WHS 2011) but can't open the location.
    I even left it running over night on one of my pc's to see if it would scan my music library but only shows a few albums.

    As said think it should be pulled until ready as it very obviously isn't, in fact i wouldn't call it a beta its more like an alpha version.

    It's a real shame that the windows 8 app "Music Info" seems to have been discontinued that was really good only issue i have with it was that it doesn't support FLAC files.

    Is it me not looking in the right VLC forum but can't find any mention of VLC for Win 8, the help link on the apps page simply takes you to the VLC website?

    Regards
    Aquatarkus
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  5. #35


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    I think people need to realize and keep in mind that VLC for Windows 8 is still in Beta
    This is an initial release.

    I will agree that after a year of Dev, one would expect a much more polished release.

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    But i think we will see updates on a regular basis if people take interest in the App.
    I will keep it installed and watch to see how it develops.

    People should take note of this little tidbit..

    works on Windows 8.0 and 8.1: too many people are still on 8.0, so we had to use that. This decreases the stability of the application, though...
    Which is why you should update your system.......
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  6. #36


    [QUOTE=Tepid;356635]I think people need to realize and keep in mind that VLC for Windows 8 is still in Beta
    This is an initial release.

    I will agree that after a year of Dev, one would expect a much more polished release.

    Yes and that's why I'm so surprised, surely they would have tested it to a much higher degree than what's been released to the store.
    And as to the point of Win 8 v 8.1 have tried it on an non updated win 8 laptop i use for messing around and it does the same things, you have to ask what were the beta testers reporting back?
    there seem to be some really strange omissions like not being able to point it to folders except the standard music and video libraries.
    Regards
    Aquatarkus
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  7. #37


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    VLC app for Windows 8 set to fix startup crash and stability issues in upcoming update


    VLC app for Windows 8 set to fix startup crash and stability issues in upcoming update | WinBeta
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  8. #38


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    Win 8.1 Pro


    [QUOTE=aquatarkus;356712]
    Quote Originally Posted by Tepid View Post
    I think people need to realize and keep in mind that VLC for Windows 8 is still in Beta
    This is an initial release.

    I will agree that after a year of Dev, one would expect a much more polished release.

    Yes and that's why I'm so surprised, surely they would have tested it to a much higher degree than what's been released to the store.
    And as to the point of Win 8 v 8.1 have tried it on an non updated win 8 laptop i use for messing around and it does the same things, you have to ask what were the beta testers reporting back?
    there seem to be some really strange omissions like not being able to point it to folders except the standard music and video libraries.
    Regards
    Aquatarkus
    You can play any file from anywhere, there is an icon at the upper right, click and it will say Open File
    Click that and you can navigate anywhere to open any compatible file.

    There is a lot of refining needed, but if they are committed, it will get done.
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    Windows 8.1 Pro


    You can play any file from anywhere, there is an icon at the upper right, click and it will say Open File
    Click that and you can navigate anywhere to open any compatible file.
    'VLC for Windows 8' is also in the right click context menu/'Open with' for any compatible file.
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  10. #40


    VLC Windows 8 gets first update, source code and download stats revealed


    The source code for the Windows 8 VLC app is available to download from VideoLAN's site, for anyone who wants to check it out. As far as how popular the app is so far, a post on VideoLAN's Twitter feed from early Saturday morning indicated that the VLC app had 38,000 downloads since it was first made available to the public on Wednesday afternoon.
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