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Appleinsider has posted a quicktime version of the Pepsi iTunes Superbowl ad.

The ad was described earlier today by Apple:

This groundbreaking ad, featuring 16 real-life teenagers who were sued by the recording industry for illegally downloading music from the Internet, shows music fans a new way to freely and legally download music--the Pepsi iTunes 100 Million Song Giveaway. The commercial is set to Green Day's version of "I Fought the Law.”
 

srobert

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Jan 7, 2002
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What? Is that common practice to reveal a superbowl ad before the superbowl? Strange.
 
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dbenesch

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Jun 4, 2002
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Not bad for a normal ad

but a bit disappointing for a $1.4 million, Super Bowl spot. But that's me...
 
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McToast

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Oct 30, 2003
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It's already gone! Geez...

Edit: actually, how come when I click on the link my mac opens up RealPlayer instead of QuickTime like it should???:confused: :confused: :confused:
 
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johnnyjibbs

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Sep 18, 2003
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Can't view it here either...

Strangely, when I click the link it opens up RealOne Player, which then can't play it. Works in QT player though, or would if they had enough bandwidth...
 
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Dan8302

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Feb 28, 2003
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O man, did that add suck, what a waste of advertising money, I don't want the apple name anywhere near that commercial.
 
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McToast

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Oct 30, 2003
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Originally posted by johnnyjibbs
Can't view it here either...

Strangely, when I click the link it opens up RealOne Player, which then can't play it. Works in QT player though, or would if they had enough bandwidth...

Glad I'm not the only one who had RealPlayer open up instead of QuickTime.
 
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rainman::|:|

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Feb 2, 2002
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yeah, i thought my computer was screwed up, but they must have done something wrong. and i'm getting the same bandwidth error in QT too. why did they have to make it streaming? seems like a normal movie would require less bandwidth, as people wouldn't be reloading it, they just have to download once...

paul
 
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a9mike

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Apr 26, 2003
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Limited number of connections

You just have to keep trying, through QT - there are only so many streams allowed at one time...

And yes - it sux - bad - not Apple worthy at all - Apple obviously had nothing to do with the design/production of the commercial. It is what I expected, a Pepsi ad.

It is not an iTunes ad.
 
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SFNE Freak

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Oct 4, 2003
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Just pressed Play over and over for about a minute and finally saw it. Its crap. But, the song is good.
 
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gekko513

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Oct 16, 2003
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Superbowl newbie

So when is this superbowl anyway?

Clearly, Apple is waiting for this event before they release any new products. Probably they want to get a good spin on the interest for Apple and then just blow everyone away with some stunning new iMacs or something. :D
 
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JohnGillilan

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Oct 12, 2003
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How do you suppose the ad was leaked?? You'd think they would keep something like that under lock and key, especially when Apple is involved. Anyways -- kind of a disappointing ad, but I like the concept. Maybe they have another one in addition to this.
 
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javabear90

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Dec 7, 2003
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I dont like it

Ya... if you click it for about 45 secs it works. But when it does... its not much. This ad really does sux..
-ted
 
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aethier

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Feb 1, 2003
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For those of you how have real player opening instead: File>Preferences>Media Type>deselect "default for Real Time Streaming Protocal"

aethier
 
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dbenesch

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Jun 4, 2002
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Music Store

So can anyone actually find Green Day's "I Fought the Law" on the iTunes Music Store? I can't. That would be very odd...
 
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povvy

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Jan 19, 2003
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Ugh. People watching this on Sunday is going to have NO IDEA what it is unless they have heard about it. The song is a great idea, but the girl's speaking part is pretty lame.

Patrick.
 
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