VLC launches Kickstarter campaign for Windows 8 app

By Jos
Nov 29, 2012
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  1. The team behind the popular open-source media player VLC has announced plans to develop a native app for Windows 8's  Metro UI, and they're looking to crowdsource funds for the project through Kickstarter. According to the team, although they currently...

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  2. treeski

    treeski TS Evangelist Posts: 962   +205

    I don't use VLC at all right now, but I'm very excited to see how this develops.
  3. Jesse

    Jesse TS Evangelist Posts: 359   +42

    I'm now an official sponsor of an awesome app team ^_^
  4. I would like to donate since I use VLC all the time and it is completely awesome, but I just don't have the money to give away right now :c
  5. lawfer

    lawfer TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,270   +91

    I like this but I'd rather they focus on the desktop app before doing any Metro. The desktop app desperately needs a UI refresh.
  6. I'd give them money to NOT develop an app for the app store and lend credence to an effort to create a walled garden in what has always been an open platform for PCs.
  7. PinothyJ

    PinothyJ TS Guru Posts: 446   +17

    If it works do not fix it...
  8. WaveZero

    WaveZero TS Enthusiast Posts: 41

    Posted this in another site, but whatever:

    Hmm, for ARM VLC might be promising but for x86 it's dead to people who understands VLC well. Too many issues with VLC, I discussed them on the neowin forum in a few threads about it, chroma range is screwed up for example and blacks are not blacks is another example.
  9. lawfer

    lawfer TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,270   +91

    I think you're confusing form with function.
  10. TorturedChaos

    TorturedChaos TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 831   +18

    As long as VLC continues to play just about every video format I throw at it, I'm happy.
  11. gobbybobby

    gobbybobby TS Guru Posts: 548   +8

    If VLC still looks the same in 10 years who cares, its a video player, I am not fussed how the play button looks or whether it has a fancy volume slider.. just that its a light client, and plays loads of formats at a high quality,
    TorturedChaos likes this.

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