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MplayerX Leaving Mac App Store 225

New submitter technonono writes "MplayerX, a popular and free video player app on Mac OSX, is now leaving Mac App Store 'after arguing with Apple for three months.' The developer claims that Apple's sandboxing policies would strip the app into 'another lame Quicktime X,' which is unacceptable. The app is releasing updates on its own site, where users who bought it from the App Store would most likely never notice them. The situation was 'foretold' by Marco Arment, at least for one app."
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MplayerX Leaving Mac App Store

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  • by Anonymous Coward on Friday August 17, 2012 @11:01PM (#41032921)
    I stopped at a local coffee shop the other day and noticed a bunch of hipsters with their macbook airs "writing a novel" or whatever the fuck they pretend to do. But when I passed by, I noticed a tux icon on the desktop. I looked again and noticed they weren't using OSuX, they were using OpenBSD with xfvm. In fact, a couple were even using emacs from the console. I started talking to them and they told me that Apple is too popular now (and mountain kitty dumbed everything down) so they need something less popular. And they can spend all their time finding on the perfect X window manager. Also, they like emacs on the console because it lets them focus on the words, not on the fonts. I invited them to the LUG meeting but I don't think they're into bears. But you never know.
  • by Anonymous Coward on Saturday August 18, 2012 @02:20AM (#41033923)

    I am an American. And this is what we get. Pick my candidate or we will all die. The Other party is planning the destruction of the country if not the world.


    Pick MY candidate and we all will die!!!

    That's right, I'm supporting Cthullu/Dagon this election. Why settle for a lesser evil?

  • by shutdown -p now ( 807394 ) on Saturday August 18, 2012 @03:16AM (#41034121) Journal

    I was wondering how long it'd take before we arrived at "you're holding it wrong".

  • by sqldr ( 838964 ) on Saturday August 18, 2012 @06:29AM (#41034757)

    Being a loud mouth is not a replacement for a (any) good argument.

    Fortunately, he did throw in a good argument which you probably missed while you were masturbating over the latest fart app.

  • by paulatz ( 744216 ) on Saturday August 18, 2012 @09:21AM (#41035539)

    QuickTime Player is sandboxed in 10.8 (and possibly earlier), so it should have the same issues as MPlayerX... And I havn't experienced any difficulties as a power user.

    What does it mean to be a power user of QuickTime Player? That you managed to find the full-screen button?

Variables don't; constants aren't.