VLC UWP Official

Popular media player service VLC has received an update for its Windows 10 application. Developer VideoLAN has pushed out version 2.2.0 of the Universal Windows Platform (UWP) app. The company says the update introduces some new UI improvements specific to Windows 10 Mobile.

The release also includes obligatory bug fixes, while playback improvements have also been made. VLC for Windows 10 is a truly universal application and is available on PC and mobile. There is also an app for the  Xbox One gaming console and HoloLens headset.

Indeed, from the start VideoLAN has been one of the only developers to truly embrace Microsoft’s vision. The Universal Windows Platform allows developers to create one app to fit all Windows 10 form factors. VLC is one of the only apps to want to see out Microsoft’s true idea.

Full changelog:

  • Fix a potential deadlock when dismissing a dialog
  • Fix camera roll appearing in the regular video collection
  • Systematic black screen after a full playback
  • Fix SD card discovery on Windows Mobile
  • Fix potential crash when switching between audio collection tabs
  • potential thumbnailer deadlock
  • Fix media library re-indexing
  • Fix wrong thumbnail being displayed in SMTC
  • potential crash when browsing folders
  • Fix potential deadlock when discovering media
  • Use the correct swapchain resolution
  • Add support for encrypted password store
  • Improve dialog navigation on Xbox1
  • Various WM10 UI fixes
  • Add previous/next buttons for video playback
  • Fix duplicated network shares display
  • Various command bar improvements
  • Improve hardware decoding support
  • Allow audio items deletion
  • New subtitle rendering engine with font fallback

VLC Universal App

VideoLAN started developing its Universal Windows Platform VLC app at the start of the year. The app went through beta development before being launched fully in June. The Windows 10 VLC app supports a dizzying array of file types, including MKV and FLAC.

Among the key features are; audio player, video player, audio management, FLAC playback, MKV playback, subtitle downloader, subtitles, and audio.

There are still some feature omissions compared to the full desktop version of VLC, most notably the inability of the Windows 10 app to support DVD of Blu-ray.