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