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Earlier this month, we noted that an iPad version of the popular VLC media player had been created and submitted to Apple for inclusion in the App Store. Early previews of the application suggested that the application would be a solid and versatile offering despite a few limitations.

The application's developers, Applidium, now report that VLC Media Player for iPad has been accepted and has begun to roll out to App Stores around the world, making its first appearance in the New Zealand store.
After 2 weeks of review, VLC for the iPad is eventually available on the AppStore! The release date is set to Tuesday, Sept. 21, so depending on your timezone, it should be available pretty soon.
Users will be able to find VLC Media Player at the following link once it becomes available in their local App Store:

- VLC Media Player

Applidium also announced that it has begun working on a version of VLC for the smaller screen of the iPhone and iPod touch. No release date for the iPhone version is yet known.

Article Link: VLC for iPad Rolling Out to App Stores Around the World, iPhone Version Under Development
 

likemyorbs

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My question is, if there is no file system on iPad, how to we get videos to vlc???
 
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w00master

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My question is, if there is no file system on iPad, how to we get videos to vlc???

It's just like other apps that need a "file system" like Comic Reader, etc. You use iTunes. Within the app interface, you can drag and drop files into the applications specifically.

Ultimately, iOS needs a unified file system, but there's still something workable right now.

w00master
 
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Merkuryy

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Two question here:

1.How do you sync video content to your iPXXYY, manually as a removable hard disk?

2.So what? is VLC more power efficient than the standart video player, or it can play codec other than MPEG-4 like FLV or AVI, WMV like the version under Mac OS X:confused:?
 
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ultravioletfly

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My question is, if there is no file system on iPad, how to we get videos to vlc???

Most likely, osmosis.

jk, Here's how it will most likely work: once you install it on your iPad, if you go to the apps tab when your iPad is connected, scroll all the way down, and you'll see VLC on the left. Click on it, and you will see options to transfer files to and from. That's the standard file transfer protocol for 3rd-party apps at this time.

Edit: Woops, someone beat me to it. But I still own the osmosis answer.
 
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Thomas Davie

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My question is, if there is no file system on iPad, how to we get videos to vlc???

I'm assuming (but could be incorrect :) ), that VLC will make use of the file sharing features of iTunes. With you iPad docked, go to device > apps and scroll to the bottom and hopefully VLC will have a section whether you can just drag movies/media over.

Tom

I'm stoked.
 
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phillryu

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My question is, if there is no file system on iPad, how to we get videos to vlc???

I imagine you can drop video files into VLC through iTunes File Sharing and sync them over, but don't quote me on that. Just a guess.
 
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kyjaotkb

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you guys forgot that THERE IS a file system-ersatz in the iOS environment, which you can access in iTunes (9+) by dragging and dropping files onto the apps... it simply works...
 
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ChazUK

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This is fantastic news for the iPad. There has been lots and lots of good iOS news lately. :)
 
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Tyler.Schmaltz

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Anyone know if this has any dlna or upnp capabilities built in or will it only play local files synced to the ipad? and we have a official word on the exact codecs supported?
 
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Gizmotoy

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I'm glad to see this.

I wonder if it has any ramifications for the OS X version of VLC, which has been stagnant for over a year now.
 
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svale

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I have downloaded and installed it on to my iPad.

Since everyone is asking, I can confirm that it supports the file sharing feature in iTunes, so that's how you add media files.
 
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swarmster

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Anyone know if this has any dlna or upnp capabilities built in or will it only play local files synced to the ipad? and we have a official word on the exact codecs supported?

I'd also like to know whether it has networked-media-playing capabilities. Maybe some samba support?
 
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jacollins

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Can't you stream content with VLC as well? Maybe that's another way of viewing shows.
 
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svale

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Here are my findings so far.
  • m4a: Supported
  • mov: Supported
  • mp3: Not Supported
  • m4a: Not Supported
  • m3u: Not Supported
Looks like it could be videos only for now.
 
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