It seems an update that will go live this month for universal VLC app will bring much-desired hardware decoding & rendering feature. This is one of the most requested capability missing from VLC Windows Phone and Windows apps. It also seems that VLC team has replaced Direct2D video output by Direct3D11 module.
The Direct2D video output was removed from the WinRT project and replaced by the new Direct3D11 module, we’ve been speaking of, in the previous weeks.
This new module should be faster, and should allow hardware decoding and hardware rendering in the next releases. Stay tuned!
One of the VLC devs has confirmed that the updated app is coming this month and while we hope he meant June, let us wait and watch.
VLC WinRT: Direct3D11 is working! Hardware decoding and rendering nearly working as well! vNext this month (WP+W)! https://t.co/HUdowTmvIK
— Thomas Nigro (@ThomasNigro) June 30, 2015