VLC for iPhone, iPad Pulled From the App Store, Now Finds A New Home In Cydia

At last it has happened, the popular VLC app for iPhone, iPad and iPod touch has been removed from the App Store after Apple received the official copyright infringement complain from VLC developers.


At last, Apple has removed VLC media player from its application store. Thus the incompatibility between the GNU General Public License and the App Store 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.

More details on exactly why it was removed from the App Store can be read here.

The good news is that it has now found a new home, at rpetri.ch/repo repository in Cydia. Simply add http://rpetri.ch/repo as a source in Cydia to download VLC  for iOS for free.

You will, of course, need to have a jailbroken iPhone, iPad or iPod touch to install it. Follow our step by step guide posted here to jailbreak your iPhone, iPad or iPod touch with Redsn0w on iOS 4.2.1, or with Limera1n on iOS 4.1 if you haven’t already. (via The Readers Eye)

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