VideoLAN, the non-profit organization behind the popular VLC media player, has now brought the Win32 version of VLC Player to the Microsoft Store. First spotted by Windows Central, interested users running Windows 11 can access this VLC player from the revamped MS Store right now.
Download VLC Player from Microsoft Store
You may remember that a version of VLC already exists in the Microsoft Store. And you’re right, it does. However, the Microsoft Store version of VLC that has been around until now was the UWP app. Compared to the classic VLC player, the player’s UWP port lacked many features, including the ability to play DVDs or Blurays.
That changes with the Win32 version of the VLC player in the new MS Store. Here is the list of features that VideoLAN has shared in the app’s Microsoft Store list:
- Media player
- Audio and music player
- Subtitle sync
- File transcoding
- Digital tv tuner
- DVD Playback
- Audio CD Player
VLC is the latest Win32 application to hit the Microsoft Store. Over the past few weeks, several popular apps, including WinZip, Adobe Acrobat Reader DC, also even Microsoft’s Edge browser, have made their way to this Microsoft Store. With the upcoming Android support in the Microsoft Store and these helpful app lists, Microsoft is finally making the Store something Windows users would want to use.
If you are already testing Windows 11, you can search for a VLC player in MS Store to download. If you already have an existing VLC installation, this will simply replace the installation and will not be a separate instance.