Are you one of the individuals who has been patiently waiting for a Modern UI version of VLC Media Player? Then your wait is finally over! A beta version has become available this week and is ready to install on your favorite Windows 8.x system.

Screenshot courtesy of the VideoLAN Blog.

This first beta release still has a few bugs and shortcomings, but now that a working version is available, you can expect things to improve nicely going forward. Here are some details about the release from the VideoLAN blog post:

You can learn more about the new beta release, see additional screenshots, and download/install the app via the links below.

VLC for Windows 8 [Windows Store]

First achievement unlocked! [Jean-Baptiste Kempf – VideoLAN Blog]

[via WinBeta courtesy of Mark Wilson (Twitter)]

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