Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 22nd Sep 2010 17:58 UTC
Apple As I was casually browsing around today, I came across this blog post. It's about the recently released VLC media player for the iPad, which you can use to play just about any video under the sun on your iPad. The blog post is a complaint about a bit of help text that's not properly rendered inside the application - annoying, but no dealbreaker. Until I actually read the text - this is how you're supposed to get content on your iPad?
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RE: This isn't new...
by Thom_Holwerda on Wed 22nd Sep 2010 19:20 UTC in reply to "This isn't new..."
Thom_Holwerda
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2005-06-29

Sure, us tech minded people don't like this... but everyone else, they have been trained to think one place, so a few steps isn't as big a deal to them then to remember "Okay, what do I use iTunes for and when do I go to My Computer and create a folder"


Drag and drop files on iPhone icon in Explorer/Finder.

...or...

Load up iTunes, wait 60 seconds for it to load. Drop files in iTunes - but only the files the iPad actually supports. Wait for the files to be imported. Press sync, wait.

Then figure out which video/audio files iTunes did not accept. Then go to your device in iTunes. Go to the Apps tab. Go to File Sharing, select VLC from the list, click Add. Use an unintuitive file picker to browse to the files iTunes did not accept. Wait for the files to upload. Repeat last paragraph for different files other than media files (if needed).

How, again, is the second method supposed to be easier?

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