VLC Universal has been updated to version 1.3, bringing features and fixes

Sean Cameron


Thomas Nigro, one of the developers behind VLC Universal, has released a list of fixes and changes made to the program since its last update to v1.3.

Included in the new update, along with the usual bug killing and stability improvements, come a number of tweaks that are sure to improve both the performance of the app along with its ease of use for users. Here is the full list:

– Updated User Interface
– Optimisations of XAML code, which is between 50% and 130% faster (parsing and layout rendering).
– LastFM scrobbling working on Windows
– Browse music and videos from folders. For example if your songs are not correctly tagged, you can browse in VLC and « play a folder » just like you would play an album.
– XAML Responsive Design enhancements : we’re trying to use your screen as best as possible. On tiny screens we removed the « now playing » title which is useless, and on a big screen we give more options with extra buttons, etc.
– Use of Windows 10 APIs via Reflection for setting a custom, orange window background color.
– New icons, margins and alignments are more polished (even if it’s still work in progress)
– Refresh button in the Video Library, just like the Music library
– Search videos or albums easily.
– Updated design for Video Player (still very work in progress though)
– Adding Semantic Zoom in the Albums view, with custom selection of ordering (by artist, by date, by album).
– We added a back button so devices like Lumia 730 or future tiny tablets will be able to go back easily.
– Using the same colors as VLC for Android/iOS.

In addition to this, VLC Universal is now ready for a full SDK migration to Windows 10, meaning that all work currently completed is effectively future-proofed to a degree. 

Do you use VLC on Windows/ Windows Phone? Will these changes benefit you? Let us know in the comments below.