Update: VLC Team Re-submitting App to Windows Store “Soon”

An update late last night by VLC’s twitter account revealed they are re-submitting their app to the Window 8/8.1 Store “soon.”  It seems they are close to squashing whatever bugs that caused their app to be rejected last week.

VLC App Update

Now I believe the original plan was to get VLC working on full Windows 8 first and then WinRT due to some minor api differences.  Hopefully if the team is able to submit the app tomorrow we may be able to download the app within a week’s time.

Just a quick refresher on the timeline:

  • VLC asks for funding via Kickstarter in late November of 2012
  • By late December 2012 VLC has raised nearly $75,000
  • Update on 90% completion in early April 2012
  • Update on unforeseen challenges in early June 2012
  • Further updates in Oct & Dec 2013 of Audio Bug
  • Audio stack re-written in January 2014, UI revamped
  • Failed submission in Windows Store early February 2014

It is quite typical for software to be off-schedule.  But as we now over a year past the original kickstarter funding campaign people are starting to get antsy.  Many of the ambitious goals in the original project, support for DLNA, SmartGlass Integration, and more has been cancelled.  I will be keeping a close eye on VLC’s progress, stay tuned to Microsoft-News for the latest coverage.

Source: VideoLan 

See our previous updates of the windows 8 VLC app:

Win8/WinRT VLC App Delayed Again; Submission Fails In Windows Store

VLC Releases More Screenshots Of VLC Player For Windows 8 Devices, Looks Amazing

VLC Player For Windows 8 Devices Screenshots Reveal New Zune Like UI

VLC Metro App Inches Closer To Completion (Screenshots)

VLC Progress Update For Windows 8 App; Goodies Have Been Sent Out

VLC Making Progress On Windows RT App

VLC For Windows 8 Modern UI Screenshots Revealed

VLC KickStarter fundraiser ends, team to start working straight away

Windows 8 Metro VLC fundraiser passes £40,000 KickStarter target with 5 days to spare

VLC for Windows 8 Metro at 90% of target, gives details on development challenges and benefits

VLC team release another render of their Windows RT UI, needs your support

VLC for Windows 8 Metro KickStarter 70% to target, posts mock-ups

VLC for Windows 8 Metro still needs $22,000 on KickStarter, donate now

VideoLan looking for £40,000 to help port VLC Media Player to Windows 8 Metro

VLC Raising Money To Develop Windows Store Compatible Video Player

 

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