VLC UWP app updated with 4K playback

There is an updated version of VLC available for Windows 10 from the Windows Store. The new version enables 4k playback of video content on compatible devices so you can enjoy ultra-HD videos via the app. Also in the update media discovery improvements, sound fixes and bug fixes.

VLC is a great app to have on your devices as it plays a wide range of video formats, supports UNPnP/DLNA and network shares. The app is free from the Windows Store.


* Fix crash when browsing password protected network drives

* Fix mixed up channels when playing 5.1/7.1

* Fix too long media discovery

* Fix wrong external drive being browsed when 2 or more drives are plugged in

* Fix various hardware acceleration bugs

* Fix crash when displaying teletext subtitles

* Fix inconsistent background audio behavior

* Fix duplicated display of network drives


* Added fast seek using gamepad triggers

* B will now close the playback overlay when it’s displayed

* Fix default control panel button focus

* Improved media discovering performances

* Fixed tab colors

* General performance improvement

About the author Ian Dixon:
Ian Dixon is a Microsoft MVP (Most Valuable Professional), founder of TheDigitalLifestyle.com tech site and producer of the weekly The Digital Lifestyle Show podcast. Ian has been writing and talking about Windows for over 10 years and has over 20 years in IT as an IT Manager. Ian has thousands of followers on Twitter and Facebook and over 4 million views on his YouTube channel.
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