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Development of VLC player for Windows RT ‘slower than expected’


VideoLAN President and developer Jean-Baptiste Kempf has posted up a new blog post and has finally given us an update on the development progress of VLC player for Windows RT. According to Kempf, development of VLC player for Windows RT has been “slower than expected.”

“Like last post, I’ve spent too much time working on VLC than writing updates and communicating, and I’m sorry again. We are still working a lot of time, with almost a couple of persons spending most of their time on the WinRT port of VLC media player. The biggest issue is that we have not managed to pass the store validation yet, because the VLC backend is not ready yet,” Kempf stated in an official blog post.

Kempf pretty much states that his team has been working hard to make this port to Windows RT work, however, more unexpected technical issues have seen to come up as of late. This has caused the development to be slower than expected. Kempf adds that VideoLAN has done “things that people even from Microsoft advised us against” but have passed all the issues so far. Kempf promises that a “great outcome” is arriving.

Kempf adds that there is still quite a bit of work to do, especially when it comes to rewriting the headers to call the new WinRT APIs. The team also needs to tackle the remaining 16 symbols. Kempf provided no timeline on when these issues are expected to be tackled, but simply offered a promising outlook that progress is indeed being made.

If you are curious to read more about the technical details VideoLAN is facing with the Windows RT port, hit the source link.

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