New Project In Kickstarter: VLC For The New Windows 8 User Experience

VLC Media Player is a highly acclaimed multimedia player for various audio and video formats as well as DVDs, VCDs, and various streaming protocols without external codec or program. A Modern UI version of VLC is yet to come to Windows 8, the latest and fabulous operating system of Microsoft with great features. At present the VideoLAN organization is raising fund through “Kickstarter” for its Windows 8-specific app.


The current version of VLC player which was launched last month is able to run on Windows 8’s desktop mode and is available only for Intel-based PCs. This VLC is currently limited to the desktop experience, which is hidden by default along with other classic applications, behind one of the tiles (interface element of the Start screen). But VideoLAN team members want to allow users to get access to VLC from the Start screen of the Modrn UI. To run in Modern UI, important parts of VLC need to be re-written or ported, and an entirely new interface needs to be created. So VLC project have launched a fundraiser on Kickstarter, one of the most popular and wildly successful crowd-sourcing websites, to support a port to the new user experience in Windows 8 and Windows RT.

Like the desktop version of VLC media player, users will be able to play all files, all discs and all network streams in Windows 8 User Experience (Modern UI). The best part is all will be done in a native, beautiful and easy-to-use interface. Besides VideoLAN team members have planned to port it to Windows Phone 8 afterwards.

The team needed £40,000 by Dec 29 to reach their goal. The good news is, this project has already gathered £40,573 with 2,585 backers (as of writing).

Donors are going to get access to a broad range of goodies, and users will get huge benefit from quality software.

Source: Kickstarter

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Anatol Rahman is the Editor at TheTechJournal. He loves complicated machineries, and crazy about robot and space. He likes cycling. Before joining TheTechJournal team, he worked in the telemarketing industry. You can catch him on Google+.

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