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

Discussion in 'iPad' started by Dammit Cubs, Apr 8, 2010.

  1. Dammit Cubs macrumors 68000

    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!!!!!!!!
     
  2. EnderTW macrumors 6502

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    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.
     
  3. Dammit Cubs thread starter macrumors 68000

    Dammit Cubs

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    Awww that sucks. This is the only thing that separates a netbook and a iPad
     
  4. NewSc2 macrumors 65816

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    Um... no, not the only thing... there are quite a few other differences too.
     
  5. Dammit Cubs thread starter macrumors 68000

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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.
     
  6. vw195 macrumors 6502

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    Play WoW.

    Use GPS.

    Multitask.

    Free Slingplayer

    Free VNC

    Have MultiUsers

    Edit Google Docs
     
  7. ImperialX macrumors 65816

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    Stupid.

    The iPad can do this.

    Were you watching the keynote this morning?

    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.

    Why do you want this for a Netbook?

    Office2 Pro.
     
  8. mj1108 macrumors 6502a

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    AirVideo says hi.
     
  9. Dammit Cubs thread starter macrumors 68000

    Dammit Cubs

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    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
     
  10. Dammit Cubs thread starter macrumors 68000

    Dammit Cubs

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    What if you are on a flight over the pacific with no wifi?
     
  11. Dmich116 macrumors member

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    any word if the original air video app works on the ipad? I dont have patience to wait for the one that is waiting to be approved
     
  12. vw195 macrumors 6502

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    Yea but most netbooks can access BT GPS

    Its vaporware at this point

    Yea but who want to watch pixel doubled tv

    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
     

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