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#16 KSib

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Posted 29 November 2012 - 16:31

Hell has frozen over, About time they ditched the windows media player 1.0 look wonder if they will add an integrated library for tagged files like xbox video


Some people like that whole minimal look. I don't. Should be good.


#17 f0rk_b0mb

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Posted 29 November 2012 - 16:41

VLC would be a lot nicer than the default video app.

#18 OP spudtrooper

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Posted 29 November 2012 - 16:47

Meh. If VLC doesn't get the funding, who cares? Some other media player can make a Metro app., and that's what people will start using. It would be beneficial if VLC made one regardless, that is if they want to keep market share.


True, there are already a couple of feature rich players in marketplace.. including one that supports mkv and is almost getting DTS to work. Windows 8 doesn't have to rely upon the old hats anymore..

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Posted 30 November 2012 - 00:36

Almost 5000 bucks so far, one fairly large contribution there too :)

#20 Growled

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Posted 30 November 2012 - 00:58

VLC as a metro app is definitely the way to go. I can't wait.

#21 PsYcHoKiLLa

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Posted 30 November 2012 - 01:09

Backed, yes! My name in lights and the best video player made even better, well worth it!

#22 Eins.MY

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Posted 30 November 2012 - 01:19

True, there are already a couple of feature rich players in marketplace.. including one that supports mkv and is almost getting DTS to work. Windows 8 doesn't have to rely upon the old hats anymore..


So there is an app that can play MKV now in Windows Store? does it work on ARM/Surface RT too?

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Posted 30 November 2012 - 01:49

So there is an app that can play MKV now in Windows Store? does it work on ARM/Surface RT too?


http://apps.microsof...1a-6f08f46e51f3

Free trial too. Still look forward to vlc though!

#24 OP spudtrooper

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Posted 30 November 2012 - 14:07

Nearly 8k raised in first day, looks like this one may actually finish!

#25 jakem1

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Posted 30 November 2012 - 14:16

So there is an app that can play MKV now in Windows Store? does it work on ARM/Surface RT too?


There are a couple. I was playing around with mobile.HD last night but the lack of support for DTS sound prevented most of my mkv files from playing. I tried another (but can't remember what it is called right now) and it played all my mkv files without any problems.

Do a search for mkv in the Windows Store and you will be able to see all the apps that support mkv playback.

#26 OP spudtrooper

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Posted 30 November 2012 - 19:17

Looks like VLC Player Metro is trending well beyond project fulfillment

http://www.kicktraq....ro/#chart-daily

#27 Growled

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Posted 01 December 2012 - 02:11

Wow, a very popular project.



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