VLC Metro App Inches Closer To Completion (Screenshots)

You may recall some months back we reported on VLC’s kickstarter to raise $75,000 in an effort to create a free Metro Win8 App.  The project has been behind schedule and we reported on their progress in June.  In October the team finally got the video portion of the app working, but not the audio. VLC’s President Jean-Baptiste Kempf released a statement to Neowin today:

We have video (correct one), audio, support for all files formats without our old trick (sending it on a local network), network streaming playback, and subtitles. All that with passing the WACK (technical certification). We have submitted it already (and got rejected, because of a crash). We
will try to get around this nasty bug (race condition) and resubmit (this week? the next?)

The WinRT app may take more time before it is released:

“We’re working hard on it, since we don’t have (yet) a fully working compiler, but that (is) the next task and should come in the following weeks hopefully.” The port from Windows RT to Windows Phone 8 will be next and he says it will be a simple task, “since it is mostly a UI modification.”

Kemp also released some screenshots, but added this qualifier:

“The UI is very simple, since we focused on managing to port VLC to the  platform, which has proven hard and tedious. As soon as the first version is out, we’ll welcome help from other developers on those parts.”

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Source: Neowin

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