VideoLAN's VLC Media Player May Possibly Return to the App Store
One of the more popular media players in the market, VideoLANís VLC media player, may very well be returning to the App Store in the near future. Roughly two years ago, iOS developer Applidium brought VideoLANís VLC media player to the App Store. The app was available for free but shortly after its release, was removed due to a licensing issue. The issue mainly revolved around VLCís general public license (GPL) licensing agreement.
VLC is open source software licensed under the GPL. The version that was previously available in the App Sore had DRM restrictions that explicitly violated the terms and conditions of VideoLAN. The team behind VLC has always made the source code of the app available, allowing users to modify and redistribute it, therefore selling a version of the app with DRM restrictions was in contrast with the original idea of the application itself.
For those of you who arenít familiar with the VLC media player, youíve been missing out. The media player is well known for supporting a variety of different formats, including those not supported by standard players such as QuickTime. Hopefully, the app comes to the App Store soon so those who didnít get a chance to snag the media player before it was pulled the first time, can do so once again.
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