VLC W10VLC for Windows Phone’s new versions has arrived as a public Beta due to some issues faced by the VLC devs.

Unfortunately, we couldn’t release it on our main distribution channel because of an odd Windows Store issue (version number problem). As the amount of users asking for an update is tremendous, I decided to use our Private Beta channel and transform it to a Public Beta channel.

The new version is 1.6.0 and packs lots of changes from the last release versions 1.3.7. We have complied the full changelog below.

VLC 1.6.0 changelog:

Windows Phone Beta channel only

* Repeat mode (music player) now works on Windows Phone (was not implemented)
* Track, album and artist names in the Slideshow were not updated when a new track is playing
* Prevent crash on Windows RT (music player)
* Several UI fixes

Changes between 1.5.0 and 1.6.0
Release: 20 August 2015

Windows 8.1 only

* Subtitles should be display at the right position and size
* External SRT (using file picker) feature working again
* Subtitles with multiples lines may cause the app to crash
* Improved hardware decoding
* Some videos may cause the app to crash
* Volume control now working

User Interface
* Reworked Home page design
* Reworked File Explorer page design (sidebar showing different folders to explore)
* Prevent duplicated videos in ViewedVideos collection
* Minimize/Expand/Close buttons background color were’nt the same as the main part of the TitleBar => TitleBar is now fully transparent
* Add animations in the Music Now Playing view
* Bottom MiniPlayer Buttons width increased for touch devices
* Easier to access to Hardware Decoding settings

* Remove duplicate artist background picture in the MiniPlayer
* Accurately refreshing the list of audio tracks and subtitles
* Default speed rate value was wrong (0.5 instead of 1)
* Fix Background picture squaling issue in the Win2D Slideshow component
* Restore the previous window size when exiting MiniPlayer mode
* Don’t resume a video when it was paused when leaving the app
* Fixed VideoPlayer controls appearing randomly
* Open Stream is no longer expanded off screen when a long link is pasted
* Prevent playing audio music file while a video is playing (WP only)
* Fix navigation bug between home pages
* Usual bug squashing

* (Temporary hack) Open subtitle file in the folder if it has the same name as the video
* Users can also set “File explorer” page as their home page

Changes between 1.4.1 and 1.5.0
Release: 7 August 2015

* Video output : Now using D3D11 with hardware decoding (experimental, disabled by default)
* TagLib enabled again and able to get embedded album covers
* Added support for embedded SSA subtitles

* Updated UI to match Windows 10 style
* Faster on low-end devices
* Added animations (that save space on tiny screens)
* New background slideshow using Win2D
* MiniPlayer for Windows 10
* More settings
* Search code reworked, still WIP

* “Add to current playlist” to add an album or a track

Changes between 1.4.0 and 1.4.1
Release: 19 May 2015

* Use TagLib for getting Album Covers
* External SRT subtitles (from file picker) should work

* “Application flyouts” are on the left and not centered anymore
* Update several controls styles
* Update Artists page design in Music Library

Changes between and 1.4.0
Release: 12 May 2015

* Update libVLC, libVLCcore and codecs
* Pass complete path to libVLC instead of WinRT tokens, if possible
* Reactivate DLNA browsing
* Fix subtitles displaying on Windows x86
* Support taglib parsing when possible

* Cleaning code and small UI changes

Th VLC Beta can be installed only by following this link. In case you are facing issue of crashes while playing video, please go to Settings > Videos > Enable Hardware Acceleration and reboot the app.