A logo is something that defines a brand. It defines what a company stands for and how consumers can associate themselves with the brand. But the traffic cone logo of VLC player is just too weird it is not the logo that anyone can expect from the best Media Player around the world.
VLC media player is the best player you can have on your computer or in your mobile. It’s free, reliable and compatible with many file formats. But have you ever wondered why they use a traffic cone logo?
Whenever we see a traffic cone on the roads, it always reminds us of VLC media player. Well, today you can put all your speculations to rest!
The creator of VLC Media Player is the ViaRézo Association of the École Centrale’s Networking Students’ Association.
VLC used to stand for ‘VideoLAN Client’ when VLC was a client of VideoLAN project. And now VLC is no longer merely a client.
It was originally developed by students at the École Centrale Paris, it is now developed by contributors from all over the world, and is coordinated by the VideoLAN, a non-profit organization.
VLC Media Player uses a traffic cone as it’s logo because the students who created the program had a traffic cone collection.
One day, the students from the École Centrale University, Paris, who were working on the VLC project came back drunk with a cone. Then they started collecting these traffic cones and used to keep them in a computer lab. When the VideoLAN project began to develop the VLC Media Player, they decided to use the cone as their logo in the memory of École Centrale’s students.
The player also has a hidden Santa hat icon that appears one week before Christmas.