PSA: Final day for VLC Windows 8 Kickstarter campaign

The campaign to raise money to jump start development of a Windows 8 "Modern" UI app of the popular VLC media player may have achieved its £40,000 goal well ahead of time, but anyone who wants to contribute to this effort still has a little time left before the campaign closes up shop at 7:54 am Eastern time on Saturday.

In the latest update on its Kickstarter page, the team once again expresses their gratitude to their backers, which have now pledged over £45,000 to help the all-volunteer team create the app, which will also be released for Windows RT and Windows Phone 8. It adds:

In the last week, we've prepared our project management tools, collected hardware and software needs for the developers who will work on VLC for Windows 8, RT and Phone and set up our major development milestones. We will start right-away as soon as the campaign is over.

There are a number of donation tiers that offer some physical extras for people who which to put down more than the entry amount such as t-shirts, Windows 8 style VLC cone keyholders and more. The update today says that the team is prepared to "ship all the goodies on time."

Source: VLC for Windows 8 | Image via VideoLAN

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