The moment you have all been waiting for (not really) seems to be finally here. VLC for Windows 8.1 is now primed for launch very soon. I know, I know, you’ve heard this before.

But this time, the application has passed certification — meaning it is very likely to be here in the next few days. The development team is now applying some finishing touches to the application, optimizing the user interface and getting ready for launch.

Those of you following the development process know full well that it has been quite a journey.

The Metro port of the popular media playback software was announced more than a year and half ago, around the time the vanilla Windows 8 launched. The development team raised the necessary funds for the project via a Kickstarter campaign, but suffered numerous delays along the way.

And now VideoLAN, the company behind the multimedia application have posted an update on the Updates section of their Kickstarter page confirming that the app has crossed the final hurdle.

The post makes it official that VLC for WinRT: Release 1 has passed certification.

The team also reveals that they need to polish a few things, but they plan on publishing the application soon. The major crashes, however, are now gone. So that’s good news, I guess.

If all goes according to plan, we just may get our hands on the Metro version of VLC Player sometime next week. Stay tuned for more on this.

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  1. “seems to be finally here” can I download it right now? No, so it is not here, and frankly I don’t care any more…all of their teasers pissed me off so I moved on.

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