VOTE for Quicktime!

Discussion in 'Community' started by backdraft, Oct 9, 2003.

  1. backdraft macrumors 6502

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    TechTV is considering whether or not to change the media player format that it uses for its website, they have a poll:

    http://www.techtv.com/callforhelp/index.html/

    on the lower right. Vote for Quicktime and support Apple so they can get paid, and at the same time stick it to M$!

    –backdraft
     
  2. jelloshotsrule macrumors G3

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    i voted... doesn't look good for qt though...
     
  3. robbieduncan Moderator emeritus

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    QuickTime currently running at 29%, WMP running at 52%

    Looks like WMP is too far in front to catch up :(
     
  4. G4scott macrumors 68020

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    Shouldn't common sense tell them that QuickTime would be better because it works seamlessly on both Macs and pee-cee's, it has advanced streaming features (better that wmp from what I've seen), and they know Microsoft won't decide to change the 'standards' next week...
     
  5. wdlove macrumors P6

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    I voted for QuickTime, currently at 31%. That is a very respectable number. I just wonder what the 12% that voted for other are using?
     
  6. Veldek macrumors 68000

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    Currently at 33-50. Let's keep up the work...
     
  7. Frozone macrumors 6502

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    It's going up, now if just everyone from here would just go vote it would put Quicktime in the lead or atleast close the gap.

    QuickTime
    33%
    RealOne Player
    6%
    Windows Media Player
    50%
    Other
    11%
     
  8. applemacdude macrumors 68040

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  9. ezkimo macrumors regular

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    41% Quicktime (edit: up 1%)
    44% WMP

    Getting closer
     
  10. zoetropeuk macrumors regular

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  11. patrick0brien macrumors 68040

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    -All

    Not finding the voting area. Is it over?
     
  12. 000111one111000 macrumors regular

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    I would vote, but the poll isn't showing up for me. I've tried in four different browsers. Safari, Camino, Internet Explorer and Mozilla.

    The polls have worked for me before, but this one doesn't seem to wanna work. Is it just done now, or am I complete idiot and just not seeing it?

    enoch
     
  13. Frozone macrumors 6502

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    Hmm, I went back to see if the poll had changed and it's gone. I wonder which one won. Hopefully Quicktime.

    EDIT: Whoops, Someone got to the post first!
     
  14. patrick0brien macrumors 68040

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    -Iceman06

    Quicktime probably did win, but TechTV swept it under the rug because they always intended to go with WMV, and needed the appearance of impartiality.
     
  15. XnavxeMiyyep macrumors 65816

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    That's probably true. Many people are refusing to accept Apple's growing popularity.
     
  16. patrick0brien macrumors 68040

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    -XnavxeMiyyep

    Well, my feeling is that it's likely that MS has a nice peachy contract for them, but TechTV needed to perform the appearance of due dilligence to deflect future criticism. Common practice in consulting world.
     
  17. FattyMembrane macrumors 6502a

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    just out of curiosity, what format did techtv use before?
     
  18. bousozoku Moderator emeritus

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    They probably closed it to people linked from MacRumors. :D
     
  19. wdlove macrumors P6

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    When I went back the Poll was about cell phones.

    I think that they should post results of the Poll. If they don't go with the winner, then ethics would dictate giving an explanation. My hope is that they are impartial about the decision. I'm confident if they would do an investigation they would see the superority of QuickTime.
     
  20. MrMacMan macrumors 604

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    Gah, so it was getting close and they can it, thats real nice.

    :mad:

    :(

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  21. mnkeybsness macrumors 68030

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    they use wmv because it's practically impossible to download it off of the site to keep... they want to hold their copyrights and whatnot to their show.
     
  22. MacBandit macrumors 604

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    Sorry, I don't believe that was the case. They run a poll for so long and then they have a new one. That's just how it works. In fact the hosts of the show are often recommending Apple and in fact Leo the host of Call for Help said he much prefers Quicktime which isn't a surprise since he's a major Mac fan.
     
  23. Independence macrumors regular

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    exactly what i was thinking.

    another reason could be this: infection of the polls from people who don't actually frequent their site. just a bunch of people voting for apple superiority. the way i see it, if you don't frequently visit the site, why should you even care what format it uses?
     
  24. MacBandit macrumors 604

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    Good point and though I do frequent the site a few times a week I never have any interest in watching there videos as I watch all the shows I want to see on TV. That and I have Tivo so if I'm not there to watch it it gets recorded anyways.
     
  25. Nermal Moderator

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    Does this mean you know how to download a QuickTime stream? I've never been able to figure out how to do it. And wmv isn't too tricky to download, although RealPlayer is easier.
     

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