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Why do they go out of their way to exclude Macs?
Authored by: Antoniola on Aug 22, '06 05:40:12PM

Flip4Mac worked perfectly with your code thingy. What a bunch of nonsense these site developers go through. They had to take extra steps to make it so Mac users couldn't view the content. Time not well spent.



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Why do they go out of their way to exclude Macs?
Authored by: RideMan on Aug 25, '06 07:44:13AM

This is what I don't understand. They bury the video file under a ton of obfuscated Javascript, then run another script that sniffs the browser and when they see an ID string they don't like or don't specifically support, shoot you off to an error page. I've got ways of playing almost any kind of media file out there, including a dozen types that the average web developer has never heard of. What ever happened to the Rule of the Web: Send me the file, and let *me* decide whether I can play it or not. You as a web site have no way of knowing what I can and can't handle.

Of course, this means that any time I send anybody to view a video on such a page, I'm going to link directly to the video file, not to the containing page......



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