VLC for Windows 10 close to release, could arrive as early as today (update: not today)

Kit McDonald

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VLC is a free and open source multimedia player that supports multiple audio and video formats. For about a month, the VLC media player has been teased to be releasing as an app for Universal Windows Platform. But May is halfway through and we still haven’t seen the public release of the application.

VLC Windows Store developer, Thomas Nigro, tweeted today that he is a bit stressed concerning the VLC UWP release. He revealed that the VideoLAN team would like to release ‘something’ today and that after the initial release, the application will continue to get one update per week.

It wasn’t until later in the day that he clarified that while he did say that they wanted to release it today, he isn’t quite sure that will happen. According to a new tweet, some things are conspiring to cause a delay.

We do know for certain though that the application is planned for this month. It might not be today, but it will be soon and that’s enough for us at WinBeta to stay on top of the VLC UWP app status updates.

Update: Thomas Nigro posted an update on Twitter, and it won’t be today, but hopefully tomorrow:

(and btw thanks for the shout out, Thomas!)