VLC + "mime" files

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  1. martosprint macrumors 6502

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    When I receive a "mime" file from a windows user the iPad is unable to open it because it's a windows file type. I have to open it from my Mac computer. I don't have VLC on my computer. Well when the new VLC app for iPad comes out, will VLC open a "mime" file then?
    thanks for a reply 
     
  2. martosprint thread starter macrumors 6502

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    No responses must mean it won't work I guess......
     
  3. Reddkryten macrumors 6502

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    Or it means that since the app isn't available yet, no one can answer your question?
     
  4. martosprint thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Okay thanks for the reply. i guess it is hard to say if it would work if the app hasn't been released yet. It remains to be seen.
     
  5. 2002cbr600f4i macrumors 6502

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    What the heck format is "mime" ????

    There's MIME which is how attachements to email are made, but that has NOTHING to do with video formats.
     
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  7. MisterMe macrumors G4

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    MIME is an acronym for Multipurpose Internet Mail Extension. It is not a specific filetype, but rather is a general protocol for encoding email attachments and associating files to compatible applications. Some Unix-based operating systems have used MIME to associate file extensions to applications across the OS.

    Virtually any filetype can be a MIME-type--be it .docx, .divx, .epsf, or whatever. These include the filetypes that VLC can read. However, I don't believe that this is the question that you the answer to. The question that you want the answer to is "Will I be able to use VLC as my default viewer for compatible attachments?" My best guess is "Yes," but I have no way of knowing until the the viewer is released.
     
  8. martosprint thread starter macrumors 6502

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    MisterMe, thanks for that explanation. Will just have to wait and see when the app comes available for the iPad. I don't have VLC on my iMac but those mime emails open up just fine using Mac mail on my computer. They just won't open in the iPad.
     

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