VLC for Windows 8 was finally made available in the Windows Store, in beta form, just a few days ago. The initial release contained a number of bugs including one that crash the app on startup. An update to fix this issue along with improving the stability of the app has been submitted to the Windows Store. President of VideoLan Jean-Baptise Kempf gave us an update on his blog:
After the first beta release a couple of days ago, a second build fixing the most important crashes has been submitted to the store, for certification.
It should notably fix the crash on start, on some machines, but other stability issues, on the music side too!
We’d like to thank the new contributors that helped.
It should appear automagically in a few hours on the store.
Next release, next week!
Hopefully these rapid updates continue. It appears VLC seems to have more than a 1000 users :p
Source: Jean-Baptise Kempf