VLC has been promising us that the official app for Windows 8 and Windows RT would be coming soon and that progress has been good so far. This app has been in the works for quite some time now and it has just recently passed Windows 8 certification. Unfortunately, VideoLan still needs to work on the audio output for the app before it can be released.
As you can see, VLC for Windows 8 has passed the Windows App Certification Kit test as of September 23rd, which is necessary in order to get your app published to the Windows Store. However, in order for VLC to achieve this, they had to disable audio output. In other words, VideoLan has a VLC app that lets you play a video but with no sound. VideoLan is currently working on the audio issue over the next few weeks and hopefully the app passes certification yet again, so we all can get our hands on the long-awaited app.
VideoLan promised back in August of this year that we would soon see a Beta version of the app for testing on Windows RT. Of course, in order for this to happen, all show-stopper issues need to be addressed first. We’re not sure if VideoLan plans on releasing two different apps, one for Windows 8 and one for Windows RT, or if they will release one single app that works on both platforms. So stay tuned, we’ll let you know once the app is made available for testing!Further reading: VLC, Windows 8