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Re: [vox-tech] Quicktime/mov



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). Combine with the recent comments on
reddit and my experience within the last few weeks, I think my "I'm not
shocked" opinion is justified.

Yes, there are workarounds listed.  I will try them when I have a moment.

It sounds like you have issues with "devnet".  I apologize if my "I'm not
shocked" opinion upset you.

Thanks again for the insight.

Aaron



> Quoting aaronb@mcn.org (aaronb@mcn.org):
>
>> Thank you everyone for the insight.  I'll have to find a workaround or
>> another site that hosts movie trailers of a decent quality.
>>
>> I'm not socked to see this isn't the first time apple has done something
>> like this.
>
> Um...   Did you _read_ (as I suggested) the reader comments on
> http://linux-blog.org/Apple-Denies-Linux-Access-To-Its-Movie-Trailers/ ?
> A multitude of users, there, of various Linux x86 distributions reported
> that they had encountered none of the problems reported in the
> accusatory article at the head of the page (which was the one linked
> from Reddit).  Moreover, several people posted ways he can easily work
> around his problem without additional software.
>
> All that everyone seems to agree about with article author "devnet" is
> that his system has a problem, although other people with similar
> systems do not.  For "devnet" to immediately accuse Apple, Inc. of a
> nefarious plot to deny the trailers to everyone not using Apple
> QuickTime software seems to exceed the facts.
>
> It is also instructive that, even after something like ten commenters
> to the site contested his claim, giving details of their systems,
> "devnet" did not correct or qualify his assertions, but merely appended
> an "update" justifying his claims by stating that he has "the proper
> codecs" (which he fails to specify) and that trailers used to work but
> broke, therefore it must be an Apple conspiracy.
>
> This is not the first time that "devnet" (actual name apparently Derrick
> Devine aka Derrick Penner) has made a great deal of noise over little or
> nothing.  He and "helios" (Kenneth Starks) have been doing this sort of
> thing for years, sometimes jointly and sometimes separately.  These
> days, I make a point of regarding anything either of them says with
> substantial skepticism.
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