VideoLan looking for £40,000 to help port VLC Media Player to Windows 8 Metro

VideoLan is looking to raise £40,000 to port their popular VLC Media Player to Windows 8 Metro. The money is to help deliver a polished product that will work both on Windows 8 and the ARM-based Windows RT.

As expected the team are aiming for wide codec support, DVD playback where applicable and the ability to play network streams. Ultimately all the code will be made open-source if possible.

The kickstarter has already raised £12,588, and has 21 days to run. Contributors will have their name listed somewhere in the app.

Read more at the KickStarter page here.

Thanks Kristian for the tip.

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