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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Yawn
by galvanash on Wed 22nd Sep 2010 19:49 UTC
galvanash
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Wake me up when VLC/iPad supports network/HTTP streaming, then I might be interested. I can live with it being Wifi only, but 3G would be nice too.

Until then, I couldn't care less with how complicated it is to sync files. It is a wireless device, it should work like one. Syncing files should be a last resort option, i.e. copy a few things over for those times when I can't get network access. The rest of the time I should be able to simply stream things.

I know Apple has made developers jump through quite a few hoops to get streaming apps approved in the past, so I'm not blaming VLC. I just find it ironic that a client called "Video Lan Client" doesn't actually work with a Lan ;) Until it does its useless to me.

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