The VLC Media Player for iPhone, iPod touch and iPad was pulled from the App Store this week due to a complaint over the licensing agreement. Basically, VLC is based on open source software licensed under the GPL. Apps made available in the App Store include Apple’s DRM, and therefore don’t comply with the GPL. Therefore, the app was booted from the App Store.

But as I expected, it’s now available in the Cydia store for jailbroken iOS devices. The Cydia version is fully compliant with the terms of the General Public License. The only catch is that you need to jailbreak your device before you can download VLC now.

via MacStories

Brad Linder

Brad Linder is editor of Liliputing and Mobiputing. He's been tinkering with mobile tech for decades and writing about it since...

One reply on “VLC for iOS now available (again) for jailbroken devices”

  1. I have been to rely on some third-party software such asAneesoft video converter, which works very well, but still need to be completed on my computer, so there is a little bit of trouble, And I am glad since I heard the VLC is available on iPhone, what a pity! now. And I think I have to jailbreak my iPhone now.

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