Can I install apps such as VLC?

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

  1. covertsurfer macrumors 6502a

    Jan 18, 2007
    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 macrumors 6502a

    Jul 21, 2008
    Seattle, WA
    You can't install VLC.

    The iPad can only play video formats that iTunes can play.
  3. miles01110 macrumors Core


    Jul 24, 2006
    The Ivory Tower (I'm not coming down)
    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 macrumors 68040


    Dec 11, 2007
    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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