file management = vlc player potential???! I see potential!!!!

Dammit Cubs

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After playing with the Good reader app which i love. If VLC can create a app with the XVID, DIVX and MKV codecs built into the app, the playing movies will be a dream. Especially since I don't have to do any transcoding.

Please please please please!!!!!!!!
 

EnderTW

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After playing with the Good reader app which i love. If VLC can create a app with the XVID, DIVX and MKV codecs built into the app, the playing movies will be a dream. Especially since I don't have to do any transcoding.

Please please please please!!!!!!!!
They wouldn't be approved. The only video "codec" that can be used is their H.264 wrapper.

It's not about if it could, it could definitely be done and would have been done by now.
 

Dammit Cubs

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Awww that sucks. This is the only thing that separates a netbook and a iPad
 

Dammit Cubs

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Functionality wise. What can a netbook do that a iPad can't? Other running xvid, divx through installing codecs. With the exclusion of flash, of course.
 

vw195

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Functionality wise. What can a netbook do that a iPad can't? Other running xvid, divx through installing codecs. With the exclusion of flash, of course.
Play WoW.

Use GPS.

Multitask.

Free Slingplayer

Free VNC

Have MultiUsers

Edit Google Docs
 

ImperialX

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Play WoW.
Stupid.

The iPad can do this.

Multitask.
Were you watching the keynote this morning?

Free Slingplayer
You can get a much better player for $30.

For a few dollars you can get VNC clients that are much more immersive than Netbooks.

Have MultiUsers
Why do you want this for a Netbook?

Edit Google Docs
Office2 Pro.
 

mj1108

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After playing with the Good reader app which i love. If VLC can create a app with the XVID, DIVX and MKV codecs built into the app, the playing movies will be a dream. Especially since I don't have to do any transcoding.

Please please please please!!!!!!!!
AirVideo says hi.
 

Dammit Cubs

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Play WoW.

Use GPS.

Multitask.

Free Slingplayer

Free VNC

Have MultiUsers

Edit Google Docs
Isn't gps on the iPad for the 3G model and most netbooks don't have gps

Multitasking = iPhone 4.0 and regardless if you can or can't, I can still do the dame job.

Isn't there a slinglayer for the iPhone. Just because it isn't free doesn't mean you can't do it

VNC client is avalaible on iPhone but not that good. If you want to remote connect logmein works just fine as I used to manage my bittorents from work.

You are basically being picky like netbooks to full fledged computers. Edit: iPad is close enough to a netbook
 

vw195

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Isn't gps on the iPad for the 3G model and most netbooks don't have gps
Yea but most netbooks can access BT GPS

Multitasking = iPhone 4.0 and regardless if you can or can't, I can still do the dame job.
Its vaporware at this point

Isn't there a slinglayer for the iPhone. Just because it isn't free doesn't mean you can't do it
Yea but who want to watch pixel doubled tv

VNC client is avalaible on iPhone but not that good. If you want to remote connect logmein works just fine as I used to manage my bittorents from work.

You are basically being picky like netbooks to full fledged computers. Edit: iPad is close enough to a netbook
I use RealVNC. I dont want to be nickel and dimed for every app i want to run.

Your question was What can a netbook do that a iPad can't? The ipad is a niche product. It does some things better than a netbook, but does somethings worse or not at all.

I didnt even mention newsgroup reader, bittorrents, dvdcopy, video conference, run multiple OSs

I also use my netbook to inerface with PLCs. Good luck attempting to do that with iPad