Upcoming VLC update adds better Xbox Controller support and fixes bugs

VLC can play anything, on anything. The VLC player – initially only available on desktop operating systems like Linux, Mac, and Windows – has been moving into the modern age, with clients for mobile devices and other… things.

VLC for Windows 10

With Windows 10, VLC decided to build a UWP app; by the nature of a UWP app, it works everywhere Windows 10 works – which means not only Windows 10 Mobile and Windows 10 but also Xbox One and the HoloLens.

The folks building VLC have submitted the latest update for Microsoft’s certification process, and if all goes well; we are getting a new VLC version with improved support for the Xbox One controller. The update bumps the version to 2.1.1 as well and brings a few bug fixes with it too.

Here’s everything that’s new in version 2.1.1, including the bug fixes:

  • Fixed an issue that slowed down media discovery
  • Fixed crash when browsing password protected network drives
  • B will now close the playback overlay when it’s displayed
  • Fixed crash when displaying Teletext subtitles
  • Various hardware acceleration bugs have been fixed
  • Fixed tab colors
  • Fixed inconsistent background audio behavior
  • Fix duplicated display of network drives
  • Added fast seek using gamepad triggers
  • Fix default control panel button focus
  • Fix wrong external drive being browsed when 2 or more drives are plugged in
  • Improved media discovering performances
  • Fix mixed up channels when playing 5.1/7.1
  • General performance improvement

You can read the full change log for all this update, and all of the previous updates ever made to VLC over at VLC’s repository. The app is available via the Windows Store for Windows 10 Mobile, Windows 10 PC, Xbox One and HoloLens.

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