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

I used to agree with you. I thought amarok was terrible( as were all the other linuxy media players) but I recently gave it another try. Verdict: its pretty awesome. iTunes always seemed to be the windows media player of the Mac. You can count on it being installed and better than real player, but still so absurdly wrong.

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lemur2 Member since:
2007-02-17

I used to agree with you. I thought amarok was terrible( as were all the other linuxy media players) but I recently gave it another try. Verdict: its pretty awesome. iTunes always seemed to be the windows media player of the Mac. You can count on it being installed and better than real player, but still so absurdly wrong.


Amarok is indeed an awesome media player/manager, but a number of people profess to be disenchanted with the change in Amarok from version 1.4.x to version 2.x which occurred with KDE 4.

Personally, I think that maybe these people just wanted to jump on a perceived bandwagon involving bitching about KDE 4, but that perception might just be mine.

In any event, for those who liked Amarok as it was circa version 1.4.x, there is now the option of running Clementine player instead.

http://www.ubuntugeek.com/clementine-player-a-cross-platform-music-...
http://www.clementine-player.org/

One can even run Clementine on Windows.

Clementine's claimed support for iDevices is pretty reasonable:
http://code.google.com/p/clementine-player/wiki/PortableDevices

http://images.clementine-player.org/screenshots/clementine-0.5-2.pn...

iPod classic, iPod Touch, iPhone and iPad are all supported on Mac and Linux (on Linux Clementine requires libgpod and libimobiledevice to be installed), and on Windows (the latter three iDevices require iTunes to be installed).

Only where there is iTunes (i.e. on Mac and Windows) would the iDevices DRM be supported/invoked (depending somewhat on your point of view, I suppose).

Edited 2010-09-23 06:18 UTC

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

Personally, I think that maybe these people just wanted to jump on a perceived bandwagon involving bitching about KDE 4, but that perception might just be mine.


Bingo.

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johnboyholmes Member since:
2005-11-16

I completely agree with you, the level of free developer abuse that was generated by people complaining about Amarok 2 for what ever reason was terrible.

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