VLC is one of the best media players for Windows 10 and Xbox One. It first appeared in the Microsoft Store during Windows 8 and Windows Phone era, and you can download it for Windows 10 as well. The first thing you should know is that its a ported version of VLC for desktop. Second, it is useful if you have restricted your Windows to only download apps from the store. Here is how you can download VLC for Windows 10 and Xbox One.
Download VLC for Windows 10 & Xbox One
When using Windows, I had always used either Windows Media Player or the desktop version of VLC. This version of VLC is the METRO version of Windows 10, which makes sure you have an immersive experience. Using this player, you can play most video file formats, including Ogg, FLAC, and MKV.
Those who never saw VLC for Windows 10 before, it’s going to be an impressive experience. The app has been designed well and keeping in mind that it could be your ultimate media player. Using this not only you can play videos on your PC, but you can also connect to external storage and media servers right from within the app.
The second thing you will love about the app is the performance. Switching from player mode to video mode or another video is snappy!! You don’t feel the lag anywhere. The media player comes with minimal controls, i.e. Pause, Play, Forward, Rewind along with support for Subtitles and multiple audio track support. The player also supports side docking.
When it comes to Music, VLC beautifully arranges all your music files along with Art albums. You can sort by Artists, Tracks. You can add music to favorites and see tons of details about it which is pulled down from the internet.
That said, I am all set to use VLC as my primary media player on Windows 10. There are few hiccups here and there which you may encounter. The best way to get them out of the way is to report it. The VLC media player supports all video and audio formats, including subtitles, rare file formats, and streaming protocols virtually.
VLC for Microsoft Store Offers Mini Player
Popular Media player VLC for Windows 10 includes many new features and a mini player. The player name has also been updated to VLC for Windows Store. If you don’t want to use the desktop app, you can still use this, and enjoy most of the features. It is a new version of the port of VLC media player to the Windows 8.1 and Windows 10 platforms. It plays both audio and video. Here is how you can download VLC for Windows 10.
Facts about VLC for Windows 10
Below is the list of VLC for Windows 10 features. The best part is the interface which looks rich and meaningful.
- It now shares the same code between VLC for Desktop (Win32), and VLC for Windows Store (Desktop, tablet, phone).
- VLC for Windows Store plays most local video and audio files, and network streams.
- The app has a media library for audio and video files, a complete audio library, with metadata fetching.
- VLC supports multi-track audio and subtitles, speed control. VLC supports all formats of video, including, FLAC, MKV, MOV, TS, and Ogg.
- A mini-player who works nicely on Windows 10, and should help you get rid of the Media player completely. If you expand the mini player window, VLC displays the playlist.
- Now TagLib successfully reads the metadata of music and video files. It is also able to find the embedded album cover.
- Support for embedded SSA subtitles.
- VLC Home Page now shows music recommendations.
- A new option “Add to the current playlist,” to add an album or a track the playlist you’re currently playing.
- Videos resume where you left..
- Updated UI to match the Windows 10 style
- Choose your accent color: VLC color or Windows chosen accent-colour
- Dark or light theme following your Windows (on Anniversary update) global settings
- Windows 10 live tiles and notifications
- Drag and drop a file in the app
- Continuum support.
- Basic Continuum scenarios: docking
- Hybrid scenarios: control VLC running on your XBOX from your W10 mobile phone.
- Cortana (experimental)
- Search in the library
- Control the playback
- Playlist creation
Video Library UI
- Movie covers from the Internet
Video Player UI
- Reworked video player – more accessible access to VLC options, such as resizing, SPU and audio delay, subtitles and audio tracks selection
- Picture in Picture mode – browse your collection, and the video plays on the bottom-right corner
- Chromecast support
Video Player features
- Automatic subtitles download from the Internet
- We are trying to convince the right people at Microsoft to whitelist the DVD-related APIs. It’s technically possible!
If you are trying it out, make sure to pass on your feedback on the Official VideoLan bug tracker. It is officially for Windows 10 for Desktop and Tablets, and the mobile version will come at the end of next week if Microsoft releases a new build to the Windows Insiders.
So where can you get the app? It should go live in the below-mentioned link, if not wait for a while till the update reflects.