This time it appears that the launch is finally happening. The modern version of the popular VLC Media Player has been a long time coming, even as some very capable media playback apps have reached the Windows Store in the meantime.
But the developers behind the project now claim that the app is very likely to land on the Windows Store on Monday — after having been delayed a couple of times in the recent past.
Which is another way of saying that they have managed to deal with all the bugs and issues that plagued the application and prevented it from being approved by Microsoft.
VideoLAN confirmed the news in a short tweet:
“We plan to release on the store on Monday.”
The modern flavor of VLC will initially be only launched for the x86 and x64 versions of Windows 8.1, but the developers have confirmed that they are working on a Windows RT port, which should be here later in the year, along with a dedicated Windows Phone 8.1 version.
So here we are, at the end of the journey, from the Kickstarter campaign back in late 2012 to early 2014. Let’s just hope nothing sinister happens between now and Monday.
No point in asking whether any of you are excited. We should have full details next week.