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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WorknMan
Member since:
2005-11-13


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


+100 for this comment. It's apparent that some people like iTunes (God only knows why), and some people don't, so here's how you settle this matter...

On my Sansa Clip+, there's an option where you can switch between having the device hold your hand and sync files with a media player, and simply having the device show up as a mass storage device. This way, everybody's happy.

So, why not just give people the option? The reason is because Apple is not about giving people options. There approach is a 'one size fits all' approach, but one size never does fit all.

BTW: On Android devices, you can install an app (forget the name) that lets you beam files wirelessly from your computer.

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vivainio Member since:
2008-12-26

BTW: On Android devices, you can install an app (forget the name) that lets you beam files wirelessly from your computer.


And on nokia devices, you get basic usb mass storage. Or, on Maemo, you can sftp to the phone and copy the files over with krusader/filezilla/whatever.

(BTW, my earlier comment was misguided parody of Apple user hivemind).

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jabbotts Member since:
2007-09-06

but rsync over ssh versus sftp (ftp over ssh). I can rsync my content changes to the device from my primary machine. I can rsync my changes from the primary machine to the device from any internet connection.

And, no vendor/sku/softwareversion specific jailbreaking; just install openssh-server and rootssh from the Maemo repository; for any maemo based device. It makes Android look like a freaking Iphone by comparison.

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