It has only taken the most effective part of 18 months, however VideoLAN has actually finally come via on its guarantee to customize its popular VLC media player for users of Microsoft Windows 8 / 8.1. Carefully tuned for seamless integration with the tiled interface, VLC for Windows 8 is now readily available to download, although regrettably for Windows RT users, the RT version is not rather prepared.


It was back in late 2012 – – an instant after Microsoft formally released Glass 8 – – that VideoLAN first teased some suggestions and principle images of how the VLC for Windows 8 app may eventually look. Having made its very own Kickstarter web page so as to get things working, it exceeded its $ 40,000 target, and after the campaign, the business quickly reached work on rebuilding the well-known media player from scratch.

Among the reasons VLC media gamer is composed such prestige among customers of numerous different systems is due to its intrinsic capability to deal with almost any sort of file format thrown at it, and with a totally renovated model in-keeping with the feel and look of Windows 8 / 8.1, it ultimately provides to those running the most recent variation of the Redmond’s flagship operating system.


With a teaser of the application’s Snap Sight back in January, we had a sneaking suspicion that the launch impended, and now, it has actually been regarded all set for prime-time television usage. Although it’s presently just offered to those on Home windows 8 / 8.1 (x86 and x64) without any RT assistance, it’s merely a relief to finally view it hit the Windows Store.


The release notes quip that the app could “play every type of video clip,” but we understood that already, right? Right. Apart from doing just what it has always done, the user interface is quite in song with the aesthetic of Home windows 8 / 8.1 typically, and although we have not yet had a chance to examine it out in an in-depth way, we’re significantly expecting firing up some movies on it.


Grab VLC media gamer for Windows 8 / 8.1 by means of the direct web link offered below, and we’ll keep you people upgraded on the development on the Windows RT support for the application, which we hopefully will not have to hang around too wish for.


(Download: VLC for Windows 8 on the Windows Store)

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