VLC for Windows 8 to Be Released for Download Soon

VIdeoLAN releases more info on the Windows 8 port of VLC

VLC for Windows 8 is still under development right now, but VideoLAN claims that an official build should be submitted to the Store in the coming weeks.

In a blog post published a couple of days ago, Jean-Baptiste Kempf, one of the developers working on the project, explained that VLC for Windows 8 “still advances,” so the team is very close to “having something on the store.”

The article then goes on with some techy details on the port, explaining that VideoLAN is still struggling to deal with some issues, but most of them should be fixed in the near future.

“We had to fix 16 forbidden calls to 4 Windows dll, from 5 dlls and all the socket code. And those required WinRT direct calls from C,” he said.

“We fixed most of the issues, including the WinRT static calls, meaning that we rewrote a lot of idl, idl tools and header files. We are at 5 forbidden calls (3 tonight, I hope), to 1 Windows dll, from only the VLC core. We still have the socket code to fix though.”

Kickstarter backers will be the first to get VLC for Windows 8, but all users should be allowed to download the application once the testing stage is finalized.

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