Can I install apps such as VLC?

Discussion in 'iPad Apps' started by covertsurfer, Apr 5, 2010.

  1. covertsurfer
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    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!
     
  2. gillybean
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    You can't install VLC.

    The iPad can only play video formats that iTunes can play.
     
  3. miles01110
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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.
     
  4. blairh
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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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