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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Bully
Member since:
2006-04-07

While I understand the concerns you mentioned, as an iPhone developer I can state, that the reason behind this is, that Apple tries to hide the file system from the user.
One can argue, that access via iTunes is to complicated, hierarchical file systems are also too complicated for some users.


iTunes is way more complicated.
If the intend was to make it more simple, then they failed miserably.

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lucas_maximus Member since:
2009-08-18

I don't understand how iTunes works (I am a web developer) it confuses the hell outta me and I use winamp with all the library features removed, I store all my music albums in a folders that are named <artist> - <album>.

But everyone I know that is non-technical and the same generation as me seems to "get it". I think it sometimes is more with how we think i.e. we understand the computer and how it stores things that means that we get confused.

Edited 2010-09-22 19:02 UTC

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Thom_Holwerda Member since:
2005-06-29

I can't count how many people I've helped with iTunes problems. That is one serious piece of broken software.

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