Fans of the awesome VLC media player that have been waiting for it to land on Microsoft Windows 8 operating system will be pleased to know that is now available to download directly from the Windows Store as a beat release.
The new VLC Windows 8 app is currently in its beta development stage and is an experimental port of VLC media player for the WinRT platform, and currently supports Windows 8.0 and 8.1.
The VLC media player supports all video and audio formats of VLC, including MKV, Ogg and Mov files or FLAC and MPC and supports the same codecs as the VLC application for desktop, from MPEG-1 to H.265, through WMV3 and VC-1.
However due to VLC for Windows 8 being in its beta development stage there are still a few features that need to be worked on. The VLC applications is currently slower to use than the VLC for desktop app when it comes to video decoding and the VLC Windows 8 app currently has no hardware acceleration.
Also subtitles support is not best it could be, and only currently supports embedded subtitles, however this area is an area that is currently being focused on by the development team. The latest beta release is now available to download from the Windows Store.
Source: Microsoft News : Engadget
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