VLC 1.7 now in the Windows Store with m4a, subtitle improvements and better hardware acceleration

by Surur
September 18, 2015

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VLC has released an update to their universal app to version 1.7.0.

The update to the iconic video player brings a variety of fixes and improvements, including support for m4a formats, better subtitle support and better hardware acceleration.

See the full changelog below:


  • Rewrite of the thumbnailer process
  • Speed up of the video decoding and output, and removing deadlocks
  • Support of acceleration activation per-file
  • Faster input support


  • Support of m4a files
  • New gestures and keyboard controls
  • Control of audio/video/subtitle delay and synchronization
  • Better hardware acceleration
  • Support for chapters control
  • Support of a light and black theme
  • Important interface update to prepare for Windows 10
  • Fix support for SRT and SSA
  • New mini player design and widget
  • Fix support for Windows RT

See screen shots of the app below:

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The home page displays suggestions based from your music collection


The updated video player can be found in the Windows Store here:

VLC for Windows Phone
VLC for Windows Phone
Developer: VideoLAN
Price: Free

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