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iPad loses video capabilities

2010-11-01 19:28:41.522214+00 by Dan Lyke 1 comments

Hmmm... I recently figured out how to get the Petaluma city council and committee videos on to the iPad for viewing, using VLC. A complaint has been filed with Apple because the app store license terms conflict with the GPL (MacWorld provides a user friendly article).

So now the only way to watch those videos on the iPad is to have someone else transcode them (you already had to have a real computer to download the videos, though). I'll probably implement this at some point (though that is a pretty processor intensive process, and I'm not sure where I'll stash the compute for that), but it does point to an increasing divide between Steve Jobs' vision and the open (software/source/data) movements.

[ related topics: Apple Computer Content Management Software Engineering Video ]

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#Comment Re: made: 2010-11-01 20:03:41.638138+00 by: markd

It's still in the app store. Here's a response by a videolan developer: http://mailman.videolan.org/pi...-devel/2010-November/077457.html.

MacRumors typically has good (and succinct) coverage: http://www.macrumors.com/2010/10/31/last- chance-to-get-vlc-for-iphone-ipad-likely-to-be-pulled-from-app-store/ , which they update as new information becomes available.