VLC media player could be getting an upgrade this year

Date:15 February 2021 Author: Kyro Mitchell

VideoLAN or VLC media player has been one of the most popular media players ever since it was released over a decade ago. However, despite its success, VLC’s interface and software have remained relatively untouched throughout the years. Now, it looks as though that is all about to change.

According to Protocol, the media player could be getting a much-needed update to version 4.0 in the coming months. The update will include a redesigned interface which VideoLAN president Jean-Baptiste Kempf believes will make the application look ‘a bit more modern’.

Protocol also reported that the developers behind VLC are looking for ways to integrate more online content into the media player, along with allowing VLC to play run from within a webpage.

In case you’re wondering what the newly designed interface might look like, VideoLAN provided a glimpse of the redesign back in 2019 during the FOSDEM conference. As you can see from the image below, it looks like VLC will be ditching its iconic light grey design for a more transparent layout. Icons will also be updated to a more modern look.

At the moment there is no set date as to when the update will be made live, although reports from The Verge suggest it could be announced sometime in 2021.

Picture: Pixabay

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