"The item you've requested is not currently available in the U.S. store."
If you have ideas: http://git.videolan.org/?p=vlc-ports/ios.git;a=blob;f=AspenP...
Also the description in AppStore is rather limited, I would suggest to expand it - indicate all available features and goodies.
I used this link
Then it got pulled... why/how is it back?
I relicensed most of VLC engine to LGPL, during the past 2 years, and finished it last november.
Since then, we rewrote the app for iOS and it is dual-licensed under MPL and GPL.
Also, what limits the usage rights is the app store, NOT the GPL.
Exactly, but it is forbidden to limit the rights when redistributing (section 6) that are granted (running, copying, distribution and modification, section 0). Therefore redistribution of GPL app is forbidden on the AppStore. LGPL does not have those dispositions.
Pulling VLC from the app store was legitimate, but still a hissy fit, as seen by the fact they immediately relicenced it to LGPL and remade the app.
The GPL itself is not a problem for them in general and they don't just go around removing apps that are licensed under it.
That's not true.
The problem was with the TOS that a user must agree to in order to be allowed to use the store. The TOS places limits on the user that are incompatible with GPL.
It's missing external dependencies which seems to be the goal of the included buildAspenProject.sh, but I can't get it to run 100%. I'll report back here when I can successfully build it.
EDIT: The git repo is missing the necessary patches to vendored code. i.e.:
git am ../../patches/*.patch
We are notably missing Samba (our module for samba is not LGPLv2), afp (we don't have an afp module) and Upnp (the library is not ported to iOS). Help is welcome though!
>Support for network streams, including HLS, MMS or RTSP
Was hoping to see some simple dlna options. I'm streaming from Pogoplug not from iTunes or dropbox
As in renderers and converters, all of them.
I haven't checked with this version of VLC, but can it do hardware h264 inside an MKV container ? That's where some players have put in a lot of work to hardware decode MKV (when it's h264) as iOS requires some crazy workarounds in that area. So if VLC is doing MKV in software, it's still going to appear slower to the user.
Also, I'd say Open Source isn't really a relevant feature on the app store.
No. A significant issue of speed is in the video output.
> Also, I'd say Open Source isn't really a relevant feature on the app store.
Why ? You're running on a "closed" device with a closed OS where software can only be installed from one place. How can OSS be important here ?
I would think free is important for the end users...but OSS ? Neah..
Additionally, it costs a one time $100 charge to become an Apple developer (assuming you already have a mac), and then you can deploy everything even without a jailbreak. Given that a new device costs upward of $650 (let's ignore "subsidies" here), another $100 to get locally "open" the device is, for some of us, a reasonable expense.
Just a nitpick, $100 per year last I checked, hardly a 'one time charge.'