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Re: [vox-tech] Quicktime/mov
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Re: [vox-tech] Quicktime/mov



Rick,

I'm very grateful for the information you have given me, and others
reading these posts.  I'm not sure how to return the favor, as you
sarcastically implied.

I wasn't agreeing with "devnet" about his apple conspiracy.  However, like
the, "Tux 500" did it for you regarding him, I have other issues with both
MS and apple, hence why I switched to Ubuntu 11 months ago (I'm still very
much a novice and as such hesitant to ask questions in forums like this
for fear of looking silly, much like I'm sure I am at the moment). 
Regardless I'm not a fan of either MS or apple and the comments made by
"devnet" didn't change my opinion of apple.

Using the links you provided, I did find this:
http://www.hd-trailers.net/blog/2009/08/20/direct-download-links-from-apple-are-not-working/
and
http://twitter.com/iTunesTrailers/status/3429452495
So the speculation was because of the high volume of traffic for the
Avatar trailer, apple changed the website to deny access to movie trailers
to anyone not using quicktime.

Once again, I am grateful of your insight and assistance.  I'm sorry if I
implied anything less.

Thanks again!
Aaron



> Quoting aaronb@mcn.org (aaronb@mcn.org):
>
>> Yes, I did read the article and the comments.  I also noted the date,
>> July
>> 30, 2008... indicating that it happened to at least one other user last
>> year (and unless I'm reading the comments incorrectly, there are other
>> users experiencing the same problem).
>
> Specifics:
>
> Poster "dwasifar" says "I've had the same experience trying to watch the
> Get A Mac ads on the Apple website", giving no details whatsoever.
> Poster JimC says that at some point he ceased to be able to do
> browser-inline playing using mplayer on SimplyMEPIS 7.0 and DreamLinux
> 3.2.  In both cases, the correct answer (given downthread) was "upgrade
> mplayerplug-in" (or, of course, use any of a number of obvious other
> ways to fetch and play an .mov file other than browser-inline using
> mplayer).
>
>
>> It sounds like you have issues with "devnet".
>
> Never met the man.  Just followed his and his friend "helios" online
> from across the country for a couple of years.  I think their "Tux 500"
> project did it for me, as it happens.
>
> http://web.archive.org/web/20070416034752/http://tux500.com/
> http://news.cnet.com/8301-10784_3-9723221-7.html
>
> Anyway, don't do me any favours, bro.  I was just trying to save you and
> others time that you might otherwise waste on a notorious loose cannon.
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