German state television is investigating how to support PowerPC-Macs

Discussion in 'PowerPC Macs' started by Cox Orange, Nov 18, 2012.

  1. Cox Orange macrumors 68000

    Jan 1, 2010

    I was really surprised reading this, this morning on the website of one of our TV stations.
    While I always wonder, why sites, that want your money (or are profit oriented) do not just use html5 for the sake of compatibility or provide h.264 files (because it should be their interest to get as many customers as possible), I am really surprised, that a non-profit organisation like the state TV first of all gives a detailed information, showing they know the details of the problem (other sites just give a message "flash 10.2 not supported", if any and if you write to them, why they even make it more complicated and use microsoft silverlight - eurosport does -, which is even more incompatible, though they provide an incompatible "compatible" Mac version, and why not just use html5 or produce file formats that even youtube uses under the hood - h.264 - they give you an answer that shows they have no clue).
    And while ARD (the TV station) is allready giving a nice detailed answer, for everyone easy to read, they top it with saying, that they are trying to solve the problem. This is from an organisation that has not to fight for customers and be financially successful. Well, I do not know, if it is just saying "we will see" or if it reads "we will really have a look into it".

    Though this is actually nothing worth starting a thread, but I find this so nice of them, that they even care to inform and explain it to the PowerPC-Users. Also it gives hope, that the web-video future for PPCs is not that dark as we see it now.

  2. pistooli macrumors regular

    Feb 24, 2009
    this is actually nice of them. even if nothing comes out of it, they at least consider. ;)

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