I've been waiting for an alternative to the stock Xbox Video Player in Windows 8 because I've had so many questions about why most videos don't work with it that I tell people to just stop using it. I then show them to VLC or Media Player Classic on the desktop and away they go, oblivious to why it didn't work in the first place and then predictably, they somehow go back to using Xbox Video. But there's an app for that now - VideoLAN has finally published their Modern UI app through the Windows store and it's not too bad.