The popular VLC lands on Windows 10, bringing a few goodies along. VideoLAN has released the 2.0.0 beta version of VLC for Windows 10 on Wednesday. It is the latest version of the world-known media player, and just like the desktop version, it allows for all multimedia files streaming.
This recent release comes with unique features, along with the ones already available on Android and iOS. This means users can get Cortana support, Drag & Drop, Live Tiles, Start menu pins for albums and artists, and Continuum (on Lumia 950 and on Lumia 950XL). Although this is a beta version, users have access to all features that the average desktop version has. This means video libraries, music playback, and many others.
VLC lands on Windows 10 to erase all issues you might have with playing your favorite movies, music, TV series, and whatever else you enjoy. The VLC app supports almost files delivered through home servers all formats you can think of, including the usual MP3, MP4, MOV, WMV, MKV, FLAC, and OGG. It can also read external devices (USB keys and external hard drives,) and multimedia servers (files delivered through home servers).
VLC will organize your multimedia files by type, and when the user is playing audio files, it will be able to sort them by artist, title, and albums. It is also easy to create playlists by adding the current listened track or album.
VLC’s interface goes well with the style of Windows 10; it is user-friendly, and you don’t need to be tech-savvy to manage it across a desktop or your touchscreen devices. And that’s not all. VideoLAN promises support for Xbox One, Hololens, and Surface Hub. These are not yet available, but the waiting shouldn’t be too long.
As for the “insides”, VLC for Windows 10 uses technologies exclusive to this version of Windows, such as DirectX 11 features. These allow for smooth 4K playback, as well as enhance the device’s battery life.
However, there is a major feature missing from the release, which is the DVD/Blu-ray playback, and TV tuners.
VLC lands on Windows 10 desktop, tablets, and mobile. The app can be downloaded from the Windows Store free of charge.
VideoLAN is also updating the app to allow Windows 8.1, Windows RT 8.1, and Windows Phone 8.1 support.
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