View Full Version : VLC media player welcomes a new, cleaner look on Windows 8.1

October 3rd, 2014, 23:53
http://o.aolcdn.com/hss/storage/midas/cdcb74f80a4ac10df62454d04f3d70c2/200867201/vlcwinlead.jpg (http://www.engadget.com/2014/10/03/vlc-app-windows-8-1/)No doubt, people love utilizing VLC's applications (http://www.engadget.com/2013/07/19/vlc-returns-to-ios-after-two-year-hiatus/) to play their unconventional media files, but pairing nice looks with that great functionality can go a long way. Thankfully forWindows 8.1 (http://www.engadget.com/2013/06/26/windows-8-1-hands-on/) users, VideoLAN (http://www.videolan.org/vlc/index.html), the maker of VLC, has just released a completely redesigned version (http://apps.microsoft.com/windows/en-us/app/vlc-for-windows-8/c527ff2d-b5d0-45b6-bfc3-92fb7357ef72) of the app for Microsoft's OS. The application now features a much brighter, cleaner and polished look than on previous iterations (http://www.engadget.com/2014/03/12/vlc-media-player-windows-8-beta/), making it look flatter and more in line with Windows 8's Modern UI. As WinBeta points out (http://www.winbeta.org/news/vlc-windows-81-released-get-it-windows-store-now), the revamped VLC player is designed only for the tile-based side of the platform, meaning it won't work with that traditional Windows desktop you love so much.