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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2006-01-25

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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RE: Yawn
by Kasi on Wed 22nd Sep 2010 20:21 in reply to "Yawn"
Kasi Member since:
2008-07-12

That app is called Zimocast.

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RE[2]: Yawn
by galvanash on Wed 22nd Sep 2010 22:45 in reply to "RE: Yawn"
galvanash Member since:
2006-01-25

I already have Air Video, which is essentially the same thing, but both of these apps have to transcode the video prior to streaming ;)

VLC with streaming support, assuming it works anywhere near as good as the desktop version, would rock. And it would be free to boot. Actually, if I were them I would charge a few bucks for it to support the project - I mean this is the app store, people expect to pay for shit that works...

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