Microsoft to Support the VLC for Windows 8 App Project

The Redmond-based company will help developers port VLC on Windows 8

By on December 11th, 2012 20:21 GMT

VideoLAN has already announced that VLC would be ported on Windows 8, and the company has even launched a Kickstarter page to raise funds for the new project.

Since it’s all about such an important multimedia player, Microsoft has decided to lend a hand to developers and help them create the new VLC for Windows 8 app. Microsoft won’t donate any funds to VideoLAN, but instead it’ll provide technical and design help.

“We've been in touch with Microsoft representatives, who are thrilled about our endeavor and ready to collaborate with us. They are looking into ways of supporting us directly through non-financial matters, notably hardware, technical and design help. This is great news,” the VLC developers said.

There’s still no release date for the official VLC for Windows 8 app, but according to initial reports, the new tool should be released in early 2013.

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