Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 1st Nov 2010 17:10 UTC
Apple Do you like VLC on your iPhone or iPad? You don't yet have it installed, but want to? Well, then you'd better be quick about it, as some VLC contributors are unhappy with the fact that VLC is distributed through Apple's App Store, violating the GPL the video player is licensed under. At least, that's what some think.
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RE: Nothing of value was lost
by werpu on Mon 1st Nov 2010 21:13 UTC in reply to "Nothing of value was lost"
werpu
Member since:
2006-01-18

VLC for iPad, as useful as it may be, is still garbage for one simple reason: reliance on iTunes to sync files to it. Make me a VLC for iPad that works through the magic of copy and paste, then I'll worry over it, but as it is, I can't use it anyway. As far as I know, there's no Linux solution to sync files to iPad apps (dropbox probably works, but it's not ideal).


Thats a problem in the apple wallet garden, you only are allowed to push anything onto the device with iTunes as gatekeeper in between. You dont like it, then buy something else, it is as simple as that.

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Moredhas Member since:
2008-04-10

It's something I can live with, and I was using Windows at the time I bought my iPad, I just wish something like Banshee would have file syncing capabilities too. I figure someone will do it eventually, but I'm not holding my breath for it. Until then, I'll just read my ebooks in Stanza (or carry my Kobo, which is the better ebook reader anyway).

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shmerl Member since:
2010-06-08

You can work with it other way around. Mount iPad's filesystem with sshfs from another computer.

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RE[2]: Nothing of value was lost
by Kroc on Mon 1st Nov 2010 23:22 in reply to "RE: Nothing of value was lost"
Kroc Member since:
2005-11-10

Epic typo. "Wallet Garden". I love it!

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shmerl Member since:
2010-06-08

Yep ;)

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