New update to VLC UWP app brings playback improvements and refreshed UI on Windows 10 Mobile

VideoLAN, the developer of the ubiquitous media player app VLC, has released a new update to its universal app on Windows 10 devices. The VLC UWP app has been bumped to version 2.2.0 which brings some bug fixes, playback improvements as well as some UI changes for users on Windows 10 Mobile.

Here is the full changelog below :

Bugfixes:

  • Fix a potential deadlock when dismissing a dialog
  • Fix camera roll appearing in the regular video collection
  • Fix systematic black screen after a full playback
  • Fix SD card discovery on Windows Mobile
  • Fix potential crash when switching between audio collection tabs
  • Fix potential thumbnailer deadlock
  • Fix media library re-indexing
  • Fix wrong thumbnail being displayed in SMTC
  • Fix potential crash when browsing folders
  • Fix potential deadlock when discovering media

Application:

  • Use the correct swapchain resolution
  • Add support for encrypted password store
  • Improve dialog navigation on Xbox1
  • Various WM10 UI fixes
  • Add previous/next buttons for video playback
  • Fix duplicated network shares display
  • Various command bar improvements
  • Improve hardware decoding support
  • Allow audio items deletion
  • New subtitle rendering engine with font fallback

Various:

  • Major playlist & playback code rewrite

As a reminder, the VLC UWP app is also available on Microsoft’s Xbox One gaming console and HoloLens headset, which is pretty impressive considering that the media player app is an open source project supported by a small team of developers. As of today, VLC is one of the few apps that truly embraces Microsoft’s vision for an universal Windows platform, and if you didn’t try it yet you can get it from the download link below.

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Developer: VideoLAN
Price: Free
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