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Old Apr 5, 2010, 11:25 AM   #1
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Can I install apps such as VLC?

Thinking that iPad is marketed as a laptop alternative, can I install all the apps that I might have on a laptop eg/VLC or Perian, Cyberduck or does it follow the iPhone apps route and tied to the App Store?

If so I don't like that restriction, I guess you pay more for that control!
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Old Apr 5, 2010, 11:32 AM   #2
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You can't install VLC.

The iPad can only play video formats that iTunes can play.
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Old Apr 5, 2010, 11:33 AM   #3
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Nope. Unless you jailbreak it, you can only put apps on it via the App Store. VLC wouldn't work on the iPad anyway because of the codec restrictions.
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The iPad is not marketed as a laptop alternative. It's a device that allows you to watch movies/tv, read ebooks, play games, use apps, and do Flash-less web browsing around the house and while you are on the go. VLC is a program, not an app, and I doubt an app will be made for it anytime in the future.
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