The public beta version of VLC for Windows Phone has received a significant update to version 1.3, which brings an updated user interface with responsive design enhancements, a few new features, optimizations and several bug fixes.
The developer mentioned that the Universal app now share 99% of the code between the Windows Phone and Windows version, and the team is ready for Windows 10 SDK migration once it becomes available.
You can download the update directly on your device through the Windows Phone Store or by using the following link:
|Requirements||Windows Phone 8.1|
Press the Search button on your Windows Phone, tap Vision and then scan the following barcode by pointing your device camera toward it
VLC for Windows Phone version 1.3 has the following new features and improvements:
- Updated User Interface
- Optimisations of XAML code, which is between 50% and 130% faster (parsing and layout rendering).
- LastFM scrobbling working on Windows
- Browse music and videos from folders. For example if your songs are not correctly tagged, you can browse in VLC and « play a folder » just like you would play an album.
- XAML Responsive Design enhancements : we’re trying to use your screen as best as possible. On tiny screens we removed the « now playing » title which is useless, and on a big screen we give more options with extra buttons, etc.
- Use of Windows 10 APIs via Reflection for setting a custom, orange window background color.
- New icons, margins and alignments are more polished (even if it’s still work in progress)
- Refresh button in the Video Library, just like the Music library
- Search videos or albums easily.
- Updated design for Video Player (still very work in progress though)
- Adding Semantic Zoom in the Albums view, with custom selection of ordering (by artist, by date, by album).
- We added a back button so devices like Lumia 730 or future tiny tablets will be able to go back easily.
- Using the same colors as VLC for Android/iOS.
- Lots of bugfixes