Vlc ......hit the road jack.

Discussion in 'iPad' started by Blakjack, Jan 7, 2011.

  1. QuarterSwede macrumors G3

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    So they finally removed it from the App store. Glad I grabbed it already.
     
  2. MisterMe macrumors G4

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    For whatever reason, the VLC media player has been replaced by a suite of free and fee-based streaming and remote control applications. These allow the user to locate an installation of VLC (Windows or Mac) on the LAN and then to stream and view content from the located installation to the iOS device. User reviews are glowing.
     
  3. Consultant macrumors G5

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    No. The original VLC link is this:
    http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/vlc-media-player/id390885556?mt=8

    It did NOT get replaced.
     
  4. WilliamG macrumors 604

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  5. MaxBurn macrumors 65816

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    I got a popup that it wasn't available in the US.

    I would use it if it didn't destroy syncing the ipad.
     
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  8. WilliamG macrumors 604

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    Not had that problem myself...
     
  9. BergerFan macrumors 68020

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    I grabbbed it for the iPhone on a whimsy. Is it universal binary? I'll probably never use it anyway, as I use AirVideoto convert everything to h.264.
     
  10. MisterMe macrumors G4

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  11. EssentialParado macrumors 65816

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    I'm not too concerned to be honest. I've tried VLC a few times but a lot of videos don't seem to play, whereas literally everything seems to play in either YXPlayer or OPlayer.
     
  12. Dr McKay macrumors 68040

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    I've only tried a few .AVI's and they all worked. Thank god ive still got it, unless they hit the kill switch n
     
  13. Richdmoore macrumors 68000

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    That's very crappy to pull the app, although it sounds like internal politics from the vlc desktop creators killed the app rather than apple itself.

    At the end of the day it didn't work great anyway, so no huge loss to iOS users, and better programs will come along in the future.
     
  14. Consultant macrumors G5

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    Because the app is removed.

    Removed. Gone. Poof. Deleted. Thus the link no longer works.

    When an app is removed, that's what you see.

    Yup. Know that. I was responding to someone saying Apple put something else in place of the VLC page.


    Recent version of VLC for iOS works pretty well on iPad for the videos I tried, including movies and tv shows

    Here's why it's removed:
    http://obamapacman.com/2011/01/vicious-nokia-employee-gets-vlc-removed-from-apple-app-store/
     
  15. Zcott macrumors 68020

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    Worth noting that Apple only pulled the app after being asked to.
     
  16. ssdeg7 macrumors 6502a

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    It's nice to have it, but i've never used it though.
     

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