After long-wait, VLC for Windows 8.1 finally became available in the store and since it is still in Beta, some users encountered issues like crash at the start. Now as promised VLC team has submitted an update for the app which will take care of crashing of the app. They also promise next update for the next week.
— VideoLAN (@videolan) March 15, 2014
The download number may not look super-awesome, but compares to Firefox citing less than 2000 active users for killing the Firefox browser work for Windows 8 and 8.1.