• Video playback
  • Music playback
  • MKV playback
  • FLAC playback
  • Mini audio player and background audio
  • Media Library
  • Support for 10bits video
  • Subtitles

Additional information

Version Notes

In this update, we rewrote most of the application to be ported to the 8.1 APIs. This update should improve a lot the decoding speed, and improve the audio quality. This should also fix numerous bugs, issues and crashes.

Ratings and reviews

Average customer rating

5,753 ratings

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Nick · 7/26/2015
Scaling doesn't work on small high res screens

I have my computer set to 150% scaling because of resolution and screen size. Videos that play within app seem to not center right, there more to the right and down. So subtitles are askew. A fix would be nice. Otherwise its very good, love VLC and use the VLC remote app on android too! By the way, the newest build of VLC player coming up has big buttons! great for touchscreens.

Vesselin · 7/22/2015
Decent start needs more work

It's a good start but very limited compared to the desktop counterpart. The UI is going in the right direction but needs a little more polish and consistency (hope that'll come with time). It does crash a lot on me, especially when doing it's initial scan and categorization of different libraries (music, etc.)

Subhendu · 7/22/2015
Good Start but needs improvements

This app is good but not perfect. First, it needs to be updated for Windows 10 & second, it needs to fix the bug of player controls constantly appearing while playing videos

Reviewer 2574 · 7/15/2015
Doesn't work with HDMI

I really like using VLC, unfortunately the app version for Windows 8 is somewhat limited in scope. At first I thought it was just Windows 8 limitations, but eventually I just went back to the standard install of VLC media player and ditched the app.

Reviewer 6806 · 6/28/2015
Want to love it

The desktop application is wonderful and has served me well for many years, however the Modern App has next to none of the features that the desktop version has. I CANT EVEN SELECT MULTIPLE EPISODES?? Or adjust volume or scrub with the key functions I could use before?? The desktop App runs circles around this, and until they can fix it ill be using the desktop version.

Reviewer 5341 · 7/8/2015
Clean interface, but..

There are issues with the font caching bug fix that they implemented, especially for Windows 8 users. The fix for the font cache was to change some stuff with fonts, however, it seems that this fix also broke displaying of subtitles in mkv formats. In order to fix this, you have to reset the settings in VLC. However.. There is no reset button / reset all in VLC for Windows 8. At least, none that I could find.

Jason · 7/21/2015
Good start. Add more features

Good start. Please add the ability to continue playback after minimizing and screen lock.

Reviewer 8664 · 7/17/2015
It just works

It just works, no need to install codecs for this or that type of media, it is like Prego Spaghetti sauce, it's in there. The latest build of Windows 10 ( build 10240 ) causes it to crash, not sure if it is due to changes in the 8.1 api or some compatibility DLL that Microsoft recently updated. On build 10166 it worked just fine with out a hitch. I am sure that either VideoLan group or Microsoft will fix the issue. That alone should not detract from one of the best video and audio players around.

Eloy · 7/11/2015

The new UI is pretty nice, but can't play music in background, pauses even when I go to the start menu. Please, add a volume control button like Xbox Music! And fix those annoying glitches and bugs!!

Reviewer 6795 · 6/18/2015

most media does not play or does not load even though it is allegedly supported by this version of VLC (including... but not limited to... DVD playback). None of my audio files play either, and the app frequently crashes.

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