Official VLC app killed by iTunes?

Discussion in 'iTunes App Store Games & Apps' started by Genius, Oct 31, 2010.

  1. Genius

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    So I was browsing the app store on my iPod earlier and decided to get VLC Media Player while it was still available. After hitting download (and accepting the new TOS again, seems like it changes almost daily now) I was greeted by the error message I'll attach as a picture. It stated that the app was currently unavailable fo download and would be available next time I logged into iTunes from my computer. Granted, this could just be server maintenance or my device failing to connect, but I wouldn't be surprised if Apple has removed the app.

    So tell me what your opinion is.

    EDIT: I can't post my screenshot because I can't upload the photo from my iPod. I'll post it next time I'm on my computer.
  2. mitchell209

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    Well its still in the app store, so I see no reason why it would kill it.
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    I just downloaded it with no problems.
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    Could be because your trying to do this on an older device, which is unsupported due to hardware limitations.
  6. Genius

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    Yes. I read this on the Multi-touch Fans blog. Apple will most likely remove VLC because of copyright issues. VLC is completely open source, but Apple put their copyrights on the App. This angered the developers of the VLC app and they officially notified Apple of their illegal activity. This means Apple will either have to remove the App or make major changes to their TOS to allow open apps.

    It may have just been my connection to the App store.

    Most applications do not have these types of limitations, only a small few are available on only newer devices. And VLC is most definitely available on all devices.
    Regardless, my 2g MB touch is jailbroken, so it can mimick a newer device.
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    Just got it.
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    tinyman392 Super Moderator Staff Member

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    Requires ARM7, sorry.
  9. Genius

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    It's irrelevant. All iPod touch models (excluding the 4) use a Samsung ARM processor, they just run at different speeds. This means they all use the same general framework. And since it's jailbroken, it can tell the Apple store it's a newer device.

    And besides, we already determined I just had a bad connection to the App Store or the servers were down for maintenance. I have since successfully downloaded the App.
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    It's still hardly useful on older devices.
    (IMO)

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