The VLC media player may be coming to Windows Phone… eventually. Developer Thomas Nigro has posted a screenshot of a work-in-progress version of the popular app designed to run on Microsoft’s mobile operating system, but he says it’s too soon to say if or when the app will be available to the public.

vlc for wp8

VLC is a cross-platform media player that supports a wide range of audio and video formats. There are versions available for Windows, OS X, Linux, iOS, Android, and other operating systems. Recently the first beta of a Windows 8 app hit the Windows Store.

The Windows Phone version seems to combine some of the features of the iOS and Windows 8 apps, offering a tile-based user interface along with an orange toolbar.

Nigro says the new app will require Windows Phone 8.1, which means it certainly won’t be released until the next update to Microsoft’s smartphone OS goes live… which could happen as soon as next week’s MS Build conference.


via WMPowerUser

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4 replies on “First peek at VLC media player for Windows Phone”

  1. i need this VLC quick..i got 6inch windows phone i want to watch movie on… come on why no VLC on windows phones..but in every other sucks.

  2. This is taking way too fuckin’ long. The fundraising VideoLAN launched on kickstarter for the Windows 8 and Windows Phone versions of VLC ended quite a while ago. And, still, no VLC.

    1. You’re assuming all WP users will install it. Assuming 40% of WP users install it it’d be more accurate to say they would both be happy people, assuming of course their version supports it.

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