VLC Media Player For iPhone Removed From App Store

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The VLC Media Player for iPhone has been removed from Apple’s iTunes App Store after being approved in October 2010 and later that month updated to a newer version.

If you were lucky to grab the application while it was available you can still use it but no new downloads will be possible for the future. The reason behind the removal is the incompatibility between the GNU General Public License governing the VLC Media Player application and the Apple App Store terms of use. The apple of discord, so to speak — as we previously reported, is the DRM label Apple applies to the applications from iTunes that prevents users from further sharing the titles among themselves, thus violating the GNU General Public License.

Remi Denis-Courmon, one of the developers behind the application said: “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”.

Source: iTunes App Store

Via: TiPb

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