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VLC Media Player app for Windows 8 and 8.1 is now available as beta

VideoLan has finally launched the VLC Media Player app for Windows 8 computers and the app is available for download at the Microsoft Windows Store.

VideoLan begun the VLC player for Windows as a Kickstarter project in November 2012 with $40K of goal and gathered 7K more than the goal.

Now that the VLC for Windows is ready as a beta application, users can play videos of any format, including the 1080p MKV with FLAC lossless audio and other HD formats too. The beta app version 0.2.0 now supports both 32bit and 64bit operating systems and works on both Windows 8.0 and Windows 8.1. Ogg, Mov, FLAC, MPC formats and MPEG-1 to H.265, VC-1 and WMV3 codecs also supported by the VLC for Windows app.

VLC for Windows has some new features such as embedded subtitles, multiple audio tracks selection, background audio playback, easy user interface, Live Tiles support, removable storage and DLNA servers’ support.

As the application is in beta stage, it also came with some bugs and problems such as slow working, slow decoding without hardware acceleration, bad subtitles support, sudio configuration problem, steams & playlists not supported and more importantly, the VLC for Windows is not stable as of now.

You can download app directly from your start screen > Windows app store. You can also download the app from here.

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