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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Thom_Holwerda
Member since:
2005-06-29

In this case it's the "content owners" stupid.


That excuse was believable back when this iTunes business all started. Today, the situation is different. Apple calls the shots now. The ONLY reason this issue hasn't been addressed yet is because Apple wants you to do. Everything. Through. iTunes. No matter how much of a Frankenapp it has become.

Big Content does not dictate how Apple's devices interact with the outside world. Apple does.

Edited 2010-09-22 19:52 UTC

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vivainio Member since:
2008-12-26

The ONLY reason this issue hasn't been addressed yet is because Apple wants you to do. Everything. Through. iTunes. No matter how much of a Frankenapp it has become.


Bleh. You geeks just don't get it.

People want simplicity. And elegance. And a bunch of other things I can't remember right now.

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Thom_Holwerda Member since:
2005-06-29

People want simplicity. And elegance. And a bunch of other things I can't remember right now.


Except iTunes isn't simple. Or elegant. Or anything other than a slow, bloated, unstable piece of crap.

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Bill Shooter of Bul Member since:
2006-07-14

Yes, with these definitions of those


Simple: anything they already know how to do.
Elegant: anything that makes them look cool while they do it.

Edited 2010-09-22 23:00 UTC

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Macrat Member since:
2006-03-27

" In this case it's the "content owners" stupid.


That excuse was believable back when this iTunes business all started. Today, the situation is different. Apple calls the shots now.
"

That's why today you'll find DRM free songs sold on iTunes because of Apple "calling the shots" on the content owners.

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apoclypse Member since:
2007-02-17

Dude. You jumped the shark like five Apple articles ago. Apples stuff doesn't work like you want it. Get fucking over it. In this case the text issue isn' even Apple's fault but somehow you found a way to blame it on them anyway. So you have to use itunes to sync your media, I have to use a BES server to sync my Blackberry with Outlook, big fucking whoop.

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Shkaba Member since:
2006-06-22

In this case the text issue isn' even Apple's fault but somehow you found a way to blame it on them anyway.

One would expect, if you are going to provide different orientations for a device you would take into account proper scaling. It is not a rocket science


So you have to use itunes to sync your media, I have to use a BES server to sync my Blackberry with Outlook, big fucking whoop.


You are waaay into the left field with this one! Lets see ... BES is only one way of synchronizing emails, for outlook you can also use blackberry desktop manager. But what is even more important is that blackberry, also exposes its mass storage where you can drag and drop files, which is what Thom is talking about

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mjhi11 Member since:
2009-08-15

Apple calls the shots? Really?

- Apple abandons local storage (and consumer ownership of content) for the latest Apple TV and instead moves to a rental/streaming model.

- Apple loses battle with content providers for 99 cent music downloads, most popular titles now $1.29.

- Wall Street Journal says that Apple is having problems finalizing content deals before the launch of the iPad. Publishers are worried about iPad apps killing traditional revenue models.

- NBC CEO unlikely to participate in 99 cent TV show rentals, says it would devalue our content.

- Apple TV faces serious challenge from Google TV

And this is only a handful of headlines pulled in a minute or so.

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tyrione Member since:
2005-11-21

Apple calls the shots? Really?

- Apple abandons local storage (and consumer ownership of content) for the latest Apple TV and instead moves to a rental/streaming model.

- Apple loses battle with content providers for 99 cent music downloads, most popular titles now $1.29.

- Wall Street Journal says that Apple is having problems finalizing content deals before the launch of the iPad. Publishers are worried about iPad apps killing traditional revenue models.

- NBC CEO unlikely to participate in 99 cent TV show rentals, says it would devalue our content.

- Apple TV faces serious challenge from Google TV

And this is only a handful of headlines pulled in a minute or so.



Come back in 6 months and see how these current or recently current notes have changed.

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