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post #11 of 15
i hate haters lol

but seriously just let poeple develop stuff they want.

thats why i cant wait for my contract to expire, and Android here i come
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post #12 of 15
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Originally Posted by ALiShaikh View Post
Anyways, VLC has really crappy artifracts at 1080p
No....it doesn't.
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Originally Posted by E_man View Post
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.
I don't see how it'd be more of a pain to use than the default

With VLC it's apps tab, VLC, filesharing, navigate to the folder and hit copy

With the native app you have to convert it first since iTunes can only downscale afaik, then hit add file to library, navigate to the folder and add it to iTunes and then finally add it to the iPod / iPhone / iPad
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It's really useful! Though the sound quality seems kinda bad, or is that just me?
    
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post #15 of 15
I use VLC in my lab for testing and the only issue I have with it is that it randomly crashes when streaming videos via multicast. Sometimes I can loop the video for a week or more, sometimes it crashes after 15 minutes.

I agree with the developers on this one. Apple's licensing is incompatible with with GPL and the dev's had no choice but to pull it.
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