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.