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VLC launches kickstarter project to port to Windows 8 Metro

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TPreston    5,387

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

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Glassed Silver    940

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

Man, you're in for a media manager, not a player.

VLC is a player, its "library feature" is just a little playlist on coffee (not acid, just plain coffee).

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jakem1    1,610

I've got a 22 hour flight coming up in two weeks and I'd love to have a full version of VLC on my Surface by then. Make it happen VideoLAN :laugh:

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Dot Matrix    7,164

This proves there is a market for Windows 8 after all.

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Glassed Silver    940
I've got a 22 hour flight coming up in two weeks and I'd love to have a full version of VLC on my Surface by then. Make it happen VideoLAN :laugh:

I'm jelly now... I wanna have a long flight to somewhere nice, too! :(

Glassed Silver:mac

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jakem1    1,610

I'm jelly now... I wanna have a long flight to somewhere nice, too! :(

Glassed Silver:mac

I know what you mean about feeling like jelly as I haven't had a proper holiday in over a year.

I'm looking forward to reaching my destination but I'm not looking forward to the long flight. VLC on my Surface would definitely make it easier though ;)

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spudtrooper    335

I put in my contribution.. hope to see more Windows 8 / WP8 kickstarter projects

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Glassed Silver    940

I know what you mean about feeling like jelly as I haven't had a proper holiday in over a year.

I'm looking forward to reaching my destination but I'm not looking forward to the long flight. VLC on my Surface would definitely make it easier though ;)

I love flights.

I love long flights.

I love traveling by train.

I love long train journeys - my best one has been my longest one that took about 14 hours. (from my place to Pistoia, Italy (Florence region))

I love traveling in general. The more the better.

Glassed Silver:mac

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Dot Matrix    7,164

Off topic, but 22 hour flight...!? :s

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firey    3,622

This proves there is a market for Windows 8 after all.

How does this prove it? I have VLC on my RPi, does that mean there is a market for RPi? I have seen KS Projects for completely absurd things, that actually have backers. I am not saying this is one, but a KS Project, or the fact that VLC will work on 8, means nothing about the market, especially for an OS.

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Glassed Silver    940

How does this prove it? I have VLC on my RPi, does that mean there is a market for RPi? I have seen KS Projects for completely absurd things, that actually have backers. I am not saying this is one, but a KS Project, or the fact that VLC will work on 8, means nothing about the market, especially for an OS.

Honestly, I didn't have the balls to point that out, because I try to stay more diplomatic around here now and don't get my head into discussing W8 anymore.

Glassed Silver:mac

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jakem1    1,610

I love flights.

I love long flights.

I love traveling by train.

I love long train journeys - my best one has been my longest one that took about 14 hours. (from my place to Pistoia, Italy (Florence region))

I love traveling in general. The more the better.

Glassed Silver:mac

Yeah, I like long train journeys too. Especially long train journeys through Europe.

Flying does absolutely nothing for me unfortunately but maybe that's because I can only afford/justify paying for economy seats. 20+ hours in economy class isn't fun for me.

Off topic, but 22 hour flight...!? :s

London to Melbourne, Australia with a 2 hour change in Singapore. Last year I was stuck for 28 hours doing the return journey because of a storm over Abu Dhabi. I spent the whole time stuck on the plane with the exception of a 10 minute sprint between connections.

Needless to say, I'm really looking forward to Start Trek-style transporters :laugh:

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Nick H.    7,988
This proves there is a market for Windows 8 after all.

Just to play Devil's advocate, wouldn't the fact that teams are using a kickstarter project rather than just creating the application mean that they are testing the level of interest in their product, and seeing if it is worth the bother? Following on, wouldn't that mean that they are not sure about the popularity of Metro Apps (and possibly Windows 8) at this point in time?

That's what I got from this news article, anyway. The team aren't sure about the market for Windows 8 (or more specifically, Metro Apps) and don't want to "waste their time" building something that won't get used, so they've started this kickstarter project to find out.

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tsupersonic    1,351

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.

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KSib    127

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.

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f0rk_b0mb    698

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

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spudtrooper    335

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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spudtrooper    335

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

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Growled    3,880

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

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PsYcHoKiLLa    1,580

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

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Eins.MY    8

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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spudtrooper    335

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

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jakem1    1,610

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.

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