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VLC player removed from App Store - Sucks big green donkey b...s

Discussion in 'iPad General Discussions' started by Hal05154, Jan 8, 2011.

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    It isn't Apple's fault that the app was pulled. It has to do with one of the VLC developers not agreeing to the license.
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    Yup. Idiots all around sometimes.
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    VLC is open source yet Apple wanted their DRM on it, stupid policy on Apple's part. There is no reason open source software should have restrictions and a licensing agreement placed on it in the way Apple did.
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    This was one of the 1st programs I downloaded , since I was using it a lot on my PC.
    90% of all other programs on the iStore are pure junk anyway.
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    VLC app removed from App Store
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    So now it's a conspiracy theory that this move was to help get Nokia more customers?

    LOL!
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    You know, im getting really sick of people on here bashing the Ipad. We all know its not perfect, but if you didnt have it, or it was never invented, it couldnt be improved on. Shit happens. apple does things apples way. We've known this forever. Why pick NOW to bitch about it all over again?
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    Who is bitching about the iPad in this thread? The only bitching I see is about the policies of the AppStore.
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    Man, I should've downloaded this app the other day when I was looking at it in the App Store... :(

    Is the streaming app gone too?
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    You may not have missed out on much.

    Type "vlc iPad app" and google auto populates " vlc iPad app not working" .. "vlc iPad app crashing", but let's say that's not the case, and it works.. Reportedly, it was supposed to allow multiple formats to play on the iPad, however, many reported that only .avi files were playable. Also, there were numerous bugs reported, with many who said they had audio only and no video.

    This is not to say that it didn't work out great for others, but the vlc ported app did not share the full fledged flexibility of the desktop version.. The latter having been developed by a different company.

    In any case, it's not there to download now anyways, due to one reason or another(see five comments above ;)). Not a big deal imo, as it wasn't the only way to view variously coded content on the iPad.

    As far as Superbike lol'ing at the idea that it was a conspiracy, I have no idea, nor do I really care! The quoted article did however make more a more interesting read than the OP referring to the color of a donkey's genitals.
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    Tbh I downloaded the app, tried it, never used it and deleted it.
    Movies I want to keep on the iPad I convert in handbrake and the rest I normally stream via zumocast/air video.

    Hate the ideological absolutism that lies behind this sort of crap....
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    Same here.
    I've downloaded the app, it turned out to be useless, thus deleted.
    Good riddance. There are several others doing the job better.
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    How does a VLC developer asking for the App to be pulled from the AppStore seem to be iPad bashing to you? Or are you simply confused by the actual topic?

    The OP isn't about iPad at all, it is about a VLC developer who believed the GPL is incongruous with DRM.
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    VLC is awesome, I have used it a lot to put movies directly from my desktop onto my iPad, saves hours of converting and is really good if you are in a rush, backing-up and if you are not very good with converting software.
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    The vlc player on my iPad is my goto -
    Easy to load movies from pc to the iPad, I like not having to duplicate a movie just so it works on iPad.

    I hope that vlc keeps working on my ipad. Guess I better be careful not to update my os. :)
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    Bad news to some certain. :(
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    VLC is available through Cydia now. It will be interesting to see if development continues. I would think the Cydia license would be more to the developer's tastes anyhow.
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    I d/l VLC a couple weeks back beforenthe ban, and it rocks hard, old school. I have a couple avi, a few flv, and a mp4 file loaded in it, and the all play just fine, no problems, not conversion needed.

    You'd hope Apple would learn something.

    Curia has it? That's cool, I hope a unteathered JB comes soon so I can turn the kill switch off.

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