VLC for iOS Removed from App Store

Apple has removed VLC from the App Store due to a conflict between the GNU General Public License that VLC is published under and the App Store’s terms of use. Essentially, VLC is open source and the App Store’s copy protection contradicts the GPL’s philosophy.

At last, Apple has removed VLC media player from its application store. Thus the incompatibility between the GNU General Public License and the AppStore terms of use is resolved – the hard way. I am not going to pity the owners of iDevices, and not even the MobileVLC developers who doubtless wasted a lot of their time. This end should not have come to a surprise to anyone. -Planet VideoLAN

It was bound to happen eventually.

Update: VLC is now available in the http://rpetri.ch/repo repo on Cydia.


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