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: It's not really that simple.
by _txf_ on Thu 23rd Sep 2010 10:51 UTC in reply to "It's not really that simple."
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You gotta love Thom.
Claiming he likes Apple products yet any chance he gets he bashes them in the head and it really becomes evident in his comments how much he hates them as a company. Or maybe he's just trying to get more hits for osnews since all you need nowadays is One negative comment in your blog about Apple to get people to notice.

Did you even read what he wrote? He said generally apple and their devices are generally more attuned to their users than most other manufacturers and devices.

You're a fool if you think that a critique on an ASPECT of a device is the same thing as bashing apple etc.

Anyways, I personally think that iTunes has become overloaded and they should separate the player from the syncing software for iPhone/iPad.
However, it runs perfectly on my mac and that goes for most mac users, if you use windows, tough luck.

Just because you're happy doesn't mean it is good. You probably just have low expectations or are just giving it a break because it is apple. I wasn't happy with iTunes on windows and I'm not happy with it on my mac.

As for VLC, it's un unnecessary hassle, just download handbrake, it will convert any file (handy for those 720/1080 mkvs) to a suitable iPhone/iPad ready for you to drop onto your device. The encoding takes some time but it's pretty awesome.

The fact that it takes time justifies the entire existence of VLC. Not only do you have to keep the same file in multiple formats, you also have plan you day around encoding files, or just don't bother.

Despite the fact that I like having media on the go, I've never bothered with movies for these ver reasons.

By the way I do agree the rest of the world that you need a native Hard Drive mounting feature for iDevices but only as a storage device.


The app/music/videos has to be done through a syncing program since 99.9% of the world (shocking huh Thom?) downloads apps/music/videos from the iTunes store and they need to be integrated. You can't have half of them working via drag and drop and the other through iTunes.

Yeah I guess I'm in that 0.1% of the world where itunes does not offer videos. Even I weren't an illustrative case I can safely state that 99.9% is complete and utter BS.

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