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[2]: This isn't new...
by Moredhas on Wed 22nd Sep 2010 22:11 UTC in reply to "RE: This isn't new..."
Moredhas
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In my experience, as soon as you start talking about file types or formats to an "average" user, they just get angry and confused. There's still plenty of older phones floating around in Australia, and manufacturers used to sometimes use proprietary image formats, or only support a handful (like one phone might like jpegs while another prefers png). Explaining to my painfully stupid customers why they can open some pictures but not others without saying "buy a new phone you cheap bastard, stop using ten year old tech", is almost traumatic.

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