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VLC Finally Launches App For Windows 8 170

Posted by timothy
from the happy-ending-forever dept.
SmartAboutThings writes "After a long journey of more than one year, which included even a successfully ended Kickstarter campaign, the VLC app for Windows 8 is officially here. VLC for Windows 8 is currently in beta, and it lacks some important features, such as the ability to open music files or support for Windows RT devices. On the good side, VLC for Windows 8 supports the same codecs as the VLC application for desktop, from MPEG-1 to H.265, through WMV3 and VC-1; it also supports multiple-audio tracks selection, embedded subtitles, background audio playback, Live Tiles, removable storage and DLNA servers."
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VLC Finally Launches App For Windows 8

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  • Re:great news. (Score:1, Interesting)

    by Anonymous Coward on Thursday March 13, 2014 @09:42PM (#46479381)

    No, it isn't a good piece of work. I've had to replace more hard drives on computers running Windows 8 then I have for systems running XP, Vista and 7 combined. I have had Windows 8 run an "Automatic System Repair" at start up when the system was just shut down cleanly. I've had it boot to System Recovery mode for no reason. I've even had it lose files between reboots for no discernible reason. That's not to mention random crashes, lock ups and other odd glitches.

    Windows 8 is the most fussy OS I've ever had the misfortune of supporting. I've been running a consulting business for 4 years and been doing corporate IT for over 10. In that time, I've never had the number of problems that Windows 8 has demonstrated.

    Before you think that I'm sticking my customers with bad equipment, the problems I've encountered have presented on custom builds with ASUS mainboards and Intel CPUs, Dell Latitudes and Optiplexs, Acer Veritons and HP Envy towers. There's no rhyme or reason to it other than Windows 8 keeps doing stupid stuff. It's gotten to the point that I might start charging customers a Windows 8 support surcharge just because of the extra time it takes to deal with it.

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