Yes, your eyes don’t deceive you! The anticipated media player was expected to be released a year or so back, but here we are into the second month of 2014 and it is delayed once again.
In fact, terming this as anticipated is, right now, a rather arguable point.
Anyway, the last we heard on the matter a little while ago was that the development was almost complete, and the team was getting ready to submit it to the Windows Store. If all went according to plan, the media playing app should have been launched this week.
But, as so very often happens, things did not go according to plan.
The development team has encountered all sorts of unexpected issues as it continues to work on the application. In a short statement VideoLAN has announced that submission has failed:
“Submission failed again… We’re working on it and will resubmit…”
So there you have it — the launch has been delayed one more time. No idea for how long, and the developers are yet to actually determine the cause of this pesky issue. In any case, we wait, as we have waited before. Or at least some of us have waited before.
These constant delays have led to the arrival of a number of highly capable Modern UI media player on the Windows Store, both free and paid, that offer almost the same level of features as VLC Player.
At this rate, what the app brings when it finally launches will be quite interesting to see.