VLC for Windows 8 Beta now available from the Windows Store

After running a successful Kickstarter campaign to fund the work needed to develop a version of their popular video player called VLC for Windows 8 – VideoLAN’s hotly anticipated app is finally here in beta form. You can now download VLC for Windows 8 from the Windows Store.

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VLC is well known for being a fantastic open source video player but VLC for Windows 8 Beta is a full-blown multimedia app that lets you manage and play your video files and your music files. You get dedicated “panels” in the app to see all the videos and songs on your device. VLC for Windows 8 supports all the same file types as the desktop version of VLC for Windows – including Ogg, FLAC and MKV. VLC for Windows 8 is a beta so there might be a few bugs and kinks to be worked out but give it a try.