VLC app removed?

Discussion in 'iOS 8' started by TheColtr, Oct 30, 2014.

  1. TheColtr macrumors regular

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    I don't know when this happened but I realized this morning that I don't have VLC on my iPad, and when I went to download it in the AppStore it is gone. I don't know what happened to it but it really frustrates me.
     
  2. sethlution macrumors regular

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    You're right, it's no longer in the app store (or at least in the US app store). The weird thing is, it's even gone from my purchased tab. I guess I should backup my copy to itunes now.
     
  3. bransoj, Oct 30, 2014
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    Disappeared from the UK store as well...found out when i recommended it to someone on another forum and they could only find the numerous VLC related apps not the actual player for iPhone\iPad.

    I restored my phone last week and had forgotten this but thankfully i found a copy of the app file on my other laptop that i used to use for connecting my iPhone up!

    Edit...googling around it appears it was removed whilst they work on a new version. Appears they've had some issues with the 6/6+ amongst other things.
     
  4. eelw macrumors 6502a

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    Ah if it was removed for compatibility with 6/6+, that makes sense.
     
  5. Satori macrumors 6502a

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    I read that VLC broke with iOS8 (sorry I can't remember the source now) and so Apple removed it until a working update is available.
     
  6. shotts56 macrumors 6502

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    Works fine on ios 8 for me, I use it all the time.
     
  7. bransoj macrumors 6502a

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    Works fine for me on iOS8 on an iPhone 5 but the stuff i found via Google suggested there were issues with it on the new phones.
     
  8. shotts56 macrumors 6502

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    Ah, that would make sense then.
     
  9. heisenberg123 macrumors 603

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    how would VLC even work on an iPhone? do you store you media on the app using the file sharing option in iTunes?
     
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