VLC for Windows RT finally passes certification


In an update to their Kickstarter page, the VLC team has confirmed that their app has finally passed certification in the Windows Store.

They posted:

Our dashboad on dev.windows.com finally says:

VLC for WinRT: Release 1 passed certification.

We need to polish a few things but we’ll publish soon: the major crashes seem to be gone!

The work on the Windows RT version will contribute most to the eventual Windows Phone release, though with apps like Moliplayer already offering much of the features we have been missing one wonders if the waiting will all be worthwhile.

The team has previously posted:

At the same time, we’re spending quite a bit of time to get a working version for ARM, so we can deploy on Windows RT too. We don’t know exactly how much time, but we hope it’s a matter of weeks. The issues are mostly compiler related.

Windows Phone should not need a lot of extra work for the API, but will require some work for files management. Adaptation of the basic UI should be simple enough.

Backers can see their latest update here.

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