It took a long time for VideoLan to bring forth a Metro-fied variation of its renowned VLC media player app for Windows 8, yet regardless of the lengthy delay, it was definitely worth the wait. Late on in 2012, Microsoft went in advance and also pushed Windows 8.1, a sensibly fine-tuned and also enhanced variation of the initial Windows 8, as well as although it has actually when again taken a while, VLC for Windows 8.1 is now upon us. Complete details, too the critical download link, could be viewed after the break.

VLC has, for the past decade at the very least, been viewed as the go-to app for video and also audio fans alike. It’s the best-known of a cluster of apps that can manage nearly any video data you can care to throw at it, and also with an abundance of excellent functions, is a must-have for any film, TV or music aficionado.

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Despite its raging popularity, VLC has actually had its fair share of struggles in current times. Apple had not been too accommodating of the app when it first appeared over at the App Store for iOS, as well as promptly ousted it from view prior to giving it back in. With Windows 8 and the overhaul that had it, it wasn’t Microsoft that objected to the VLC application whatsoever, however rather a lack of ample formulation funding / man-power to obtain the work done, and as such, it’s taking VideoLan longer compared to expected to come via with brand-new versions and required updates.


Apps like VLC are essential to the Windows ecosystem as a whole, especially with Microsoft looking to link its assorted systems looking ahead to Windows 10, and so because sense, the appearance of VLC for Windows 8.1 is merely as important for the Xbox mold as it is for those which prefer to watch downloaded video clip content.


If you currently have a version of VLC installed on your Windows 8.1 machine, it is encouraged that you totally delete it prior to mounting the brand-new edition, so about stay away from any undesirable glitches or problems.


This brand-new develop ought to be quicker, as well as contains a bunch of bug solutions baseding on the release notes, which additionally do discuss that the app is still in beta, and also therefore might be a little harsh around the edges.

(Download: VLC for Windows 8.1 on the Windows Store)

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