VideoLAN, makers of the very popular, free and open-source media player VLC, are looking for backing on Kickstarter to bring a native version of the app to Windows 8.
The app will allow users to play all kinds of files, just like the original VLC application, and it also supports the playback of DVDs, VCDs and unencrypted Blu-Rays. The company says all features from current releases will be retained in the Windows 8 version, including support for subtitles, video filters, and equalizer.
The money invested into the project will allow members of the VideoLAN team to work on VLC for Windows 8 full time, and it will also allow the company to hire professional designers to build it. The team hopes to release the app within three months after raising the money. The first release will run on x86-based devices, and support for ARM architecture will come in a subsequent release.
Source: VLC (Kickstarter)