Real & WMP Media on the web

Discussion in 'General Mac Discussion' started by j763, Jul 12, 2002.

  1. j763 macrumors 6502a

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    Don't you just hate it when you go to a site and they've got some really cool content that you really want to view, but it uses either the RealNetworks formats or the Microsoft formats? It really pi$$e$ me off, because as an OS X user, I can't watch Real Media (without launching realplayer under classic) and, in most cases, can't watch the Microsoft media either because stupid Microsoft haven't made a widely-used codec available for Mac yet...

    Well, it's time we did something about it... Let's tell these sites how we feel, let's let them know that they should provide QT media -- the only player which is truly cross-platform.

    So, how do you get your message across to lots of sites, without all the manual effort of sending off emails? Well, we've worked that one out -- an easy to complete form on the new ambitiouslemon.com.

    But for the moment, we need you guys to help us find web site addresses of evil non-qt sites. Post the web addresses of sites here (plz, no adult content) and we'll add them to our database so when our site launches, letting hundreds of sites know how you feel is only a click away!

    Thanks guys,

    We'll let you know when the site launches!
     
  2. mac15 macrumors 68040

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    I now how you fell, real player don't work in OSX and WMP just simply sucks, quicktime is free why don't they support that
     
  3. j763 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    exactly my thoughts, mac15. that's why I want to build up a big database of sites who have only got Real and/or WMP so ppl can easily email them... Plz send in those addresses :)
     
  4. mac15 macrumors 68040

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    well expn.com uses real only

    which sucks, bt lately they have been testing some WMA clips and the odd QT clip
    but its not enough

    Quicktime is the best out of all of them
     
  5. kishba macrumors 6502a

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    cnet

    i'm not sure if they use qt at all but i do know that they've provided apple coverage online in video form.. but what's the use of posting it if it's in real??
     
  6. j763 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    i've added espn and affilites (inc. expn.com) to the list...
     
  7. j763 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    added them. they do have some qt content occasionally, but they seem to be jumping into bed with real a bit too much lately...
     
  8. mac15 macrumors 68040

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    yeah ever since realone come out, cnet have dumped QT badly

    ZDNET also
     
  9. j763 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    CNet owns ZDNet, FYI mac15.

    I got an email from a person lurking around the forums and as per request, i've added the Australian Broadcasting Corporation and the British Broadcasting Coporation to the DB. In the future, plz post here instead :)
     
  10. mac15 macrumors 68040

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    well that all I can think off, about the ZDnet thing I remembered about 2mins after I put it up
     
  11. j763 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    that's cool -- thanks for your help mac15.

    plz keep the sites coming guys :)
     

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