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[ArsTechnica] VLC for iOS vanishes 2 months after eruption of GPL dispute

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http://arstechnica.com/apple/news/20...pl-dispute.ars

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It's official: the iOS version of VLC has been yanked from the App Store. Though Apple didn't offer any reasons for its removal, the media player is believed to have been pulled thanks to a licensing dispute that started more than two months ago.

The iOS version of VLC was not developed by VideoLAN, the nonprofit association that manages the project. Instead, it was created by a company named Applidium, which was able to get VideoLAN's blessing to develop and distribute the app for free.

However, one of the programmers who contributed to the original VLC code, Rémi Denis-Courmont, complained that the App Store rules do not jibe with GPLv2, under which VLC is licensed. He argued that because VLC is open source and the App Store imposes its own licensing (and DRM) terms on top of it, they're fundamentally incompatible. Denis-Courmont filed a copyright complaint with Apple over the app, but had not heard back from the company until last week....
i agree with the devs of the program

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As a final word, we think it’s pretty sad to deny millions of users the right to enjoy a nice piece of open source software … in the name of freedom.
all because of one person
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VLC sucks anyway. Unstyled subs, shoddy codecs. Why even use it when you've got CCCP, no wait. That's on Windows.
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VLC sucks anyway. Unstyled subs, shoddy codecs. Why even use it when you've got CCCP, no wait. That's on Windows.
I suggest you revise your sentence structure so it makes sense.

Anyways, VLC has really crappy artifracts at 1080p, CCCP+WMPC don't and neither does the dvix player.
     
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VLC sucks anyway. Unstyled subs, shoddy codecs. Why even use it when you've got CCCP, no wait. That's on Windows.
yeah. VLC on iOS is a different ballgame as it gives you options that the native player doesn't
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yeah. VLC on iOS is a different ballgame as it gives you options that the native player doesn't
Your expecting these people to think before typing? LOL. So what happens to the people who already have it on their phone? Because I have it but admittedly have used very little, due to the netflix app.
    
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Your expecting these people to think before typing? LOL. So what happens to the people who already have it on their phone? Because I have it but admittedly have used very little, due to the netflix app.
it's still on my iPod Touch, and i've connected to the App store several times to check for updates but they haven't done anything to the app itself - i just hope they don't remote kill it or something. maybe i need to make a copy of the .ipa to keep somewhere safe.

and it had so much potential, too
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Your expecting these people to think before typing? LOL. So what happens to the people who already have it on their phone? Because I have it but admittedly have used very little, due to the netflix app.
Sorry sir, but you're referring to me with that post. I'm going to let you finish, but first, let me correct your usage of words..

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I keep seeing web articles throwing the hate and blame at VLC. My understanding at least is that Apples DRM violated the licence that VLC is published under, and VLC had no choice but to pull it. It was that, or apple distribute it in a way that complied with the liscence (which they wouldn't do)

Also, my friend has it on his iPhone, and said it was a pain to use, since you had to load the videos directly to the app in iTunes.
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Also, my friend has it on his iPhone, and said it was a pain to use, since you had to load the videos directly to the app in iTunes.

I think that is a problem with the iPhone, not VLC.
Similar to how you can't upload pictures to websites, or view the filesystem anywhere or with any non-jailbroken apps. (minus one but that is heavily restricted in where you can go)
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Sorry sir, but you're referring to me with that post. I'm going to let you finish, but first, let me correct your usage of words..

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MEOJP3UtaLQ
OT:Thanks, now I have a video to link to people who uses "your" and "you're" wrong
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