Tagged: UWP

The Universal Windows Platform (UWP) allowed developers to create apps that would easily port between Windows 10 PC's as well as the Xbox One.  Programs such as VLC media player and Skype are almost direct ports from their PC app counterparts.  That same freedom is now going to be coming to game developers as well. Microsoft held its Windows Developer Day for the Creators Update, where it formally announced that UWP games will be coming to the console this year.  It appears though that the feature will be coming later on this year because the creators update hasn't been pushed ... Read More »
The developers of a Windows 10 app: Video 360; which allows you to view 360° videos on your device, have teased that the app may soon be coming very soon to Xbox One - as part of their UWP functionality. Currently, the app can be used on PC's and Windows 10 mobile. The latter, allowing you to use the devices'  gyroscope features to control videos and you can even slot it into a Mobile VR headset - I'd like to see a headset released big enough to fit my original Xbox One in! Does this app interest you? What other ... Read More »
The folks at Media Mobile Technologies Global have developed many apps for Windows 10 and have now been tinkering around with a media player that is part of the Universal Windows Platform that works on Xbox One as well as Windows.  Called Media Player Ultra, the media player is listed to play hundreds of media formats and is great for anyone who wishes to use network media storage in part as a DLNA server.  What makes it best is that the media player is currently free for download.  Anyone who wishes to even test out media or connect a USB device to ... Read More »
The hardcore gaming elite know that quality is everything in a game.  Not only how well the gamer itself is but how does it run.  With newer, upgraded versions of current generation consoles coming, console gamers are eager to see a consistent 60 frames per second and possible 4K graphics.  Microsoft is trying to make it easier to obtain through universal apps and play anywhere. Backwards compatibility, Play Anywhere, and new hardware are allowing games that weren't made for these newer consoles to thrive on better hardware.  Tomb Raider has allowed so much customisable options for frame rate, graphics, and ... Read More »
Inside every Xbox One lurks Windows 10 - Microsoft's all-encompassing operating system that supports the Universal Windows Platform. This means - in theory - any app that uses UWP can run on any Windows 10 device, be it PC, laptop, tablet, phone, or Xbox One. We've picked out a few of our favourites. VideoLAN VideoLan - or VLC - is one of the most fully featured video players around, with a support for a wide range of file formats and a whole host of tricks - like electronically boosting volume beyond 100%, useful when that atmospheric soundtrack is just a little ... Read More »
Dropbox, for those unfamiliar, is a cloud storage company that allows you to access files from almost any device you are using.  You can now add Xbox One as another capable device.  So, are we expected to be doing Office documents on our Xbox One's now?  Not at all - and the folks behind Dropbox know you won't either.  So, what can we do with Dropbox on console? From the home console you will be able to upload screenshots and pictures taken from your Kinect directly to your Dropbox.  Video files that are in your Dropbox can stream directly to ... Read More »
VideoLAN's famed media player VLC player has been on Xbox One for a short amount of time and is starting to change they way you watch videos on Xbox One.  VLC 3.0 is set to release on November 30th for it's main platform but will be coming to Xbox One shortly after.  The newest feature of the 3.0 will be the ability to watch 360 degree videos and photos.  Spherical images are also going to be supported which is the next step towards a full VR video player on the home console. VLC is already one of our top choices ... Read More »
By now, you may be aware that Project Scorpio is a 'codename' for the next iteration of the family of  Xbox One consoles surrounding their idea of one Univeral Windows Platform (UWP). Due to be unveiled next year, Project Scorpio keeps impressing us the more we learn about it. Phil Spencer once described how Project Scorpio is designed with 4K in mind, and the ability to power high-fidelity VR. We already know that Gears of War 4 is ready to be played in native 4K when Project Scorpio releases. In fact, if you have a 4K monitor for your PC system, you can ... Read More »
VLC has been among one of the most versatile and user friendly media players to use on Windows PC's.  Xbox One may be next to receive VLC as it has now is UWP and has been placed on the Windows Store. The announcement was made by VLC's developer Hugo Beauzée-Luyssen on Twitter yesterday. https://twitter.com/beauzeh/status/783057628364668928 The UWP version of VLC notably supports UPnP and network shares browsing, support for HTTPS and adaptive streaming, hardware decoding, and numerous codecs, making it the ideal client for a big-screen device such as the Xbox One connected to your flat screen. We are really excited as ... Read More »

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