VLC Gets Dressed Up For Christmas

If you're a fan of VLC — the open-source and awesome media player that had made appearances in our Hive Fives for best portable applications and best desktop media players — you may have noticed a little change in your VLC icon this week.

Hidden in the VLC code is an Easter egg — as of Christmas last year — where the little orange VLC construction cone wears a Santa hat for the week of Christmas.

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    Well now I'm sad - that hasn't happened to me this week. :(


    Matt, perhaps update to the latest version, and make sure your clock/calenders are spot on :)

      Hi Mario,

      Downloaded it yesterday, checked for updates this morning. I'm pretty close to the latest version, I reckon. :)

      And I just found what the go is! When I have the superbar set to "Always Combine" it doesn't show (though it does in the system tray) - when I set it to show labels, icon changes ok. :)

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