@dovellonsky we plan to release on the store on Monday.
— VideoLAN (@videolan) March 5, 2014
VideoLAN has today confirmed via Twitter that they are planning to release VLC Player in Windows Store on Monday(03/10/2014). After an initial wave of enthusiasm in a successful kickstarter campaign the team has faced setback after setback. The VLC decided to take an unorthodox approach in developing their Win8/WinRT app which would allow them to maintain much of their old code base. After multiple rejections in Windows Store, good to hear that it has finally passed the certifications. Also, the player is still a work in progress and don’t expect all the features in the version that is coming on Monday.
Features of the v1 of this app coming on Monday,
• Support for the entire music and video library.
• Supports full touch.
• Support Snap View.
• advice on songs and artists while listening to Spotify in style.
• Ability to evaluate the tracks and put them in your favorites.
• Compatible with external devices, such as HDD and USB flash drives.
• Support for all formats of VLC classics, including MKV and FLAC.
• Support for streaming.
Features coming soon and will be absent in this first version,
• Videos can only be classified in alphabetical order.
• Subtitles and audio tracks in the video are not supported
• New algorithms for classifying video and music in an intelligent way (same genre, same TV series)