[SATLUG] Re: Linux and Multimedia

Todd W. Bucy toddwbucy at grandecom.net
Tue Aug 12 21:28:49 CDT 2008


On Tue, 2008-08-12 at 21:12 -0500, pixelnate at gmail.com wrote:
> On Tue, 2008-08-12 at 19:35 -0500, K. Reginald Buckner wrote:
> > As for embedded video content on web pages via
> > using Linux as your primary OS.  I noticed that some sites
> > will refuse to show you anything unless you have IE or an IE browser plug
> > in. Is this not fair? I cannot use IE tab on linux even though I did on
> > XP/Vista. Is there some work around to see Quick Time or HD WMV on Linux
> > besides having the w32 codecs?
> 
> 
> I just want to share a scenario that's even worse. I went to NBC's
> Olympics website and I couldn't view the content there. Instead I got a
> javascript pop-up window that informed me that I could only view the
> content on a Mac with Safari or Firefox, or Windows with IE or Firefox.
> It doesn't make any sense that they restrict their content from Linux
> users. I tried to find a way to contact NBC about it, but of course they
> have no links on their website.
> 
It makes plenty of sense. have you ever wondered what MSNBC stands for.
M$ isnt really al that afraid of Apple and they will not deny service to
Firefox running on M$ (at least its their os) but it certainly can deny
service to Linux users where and when it can.

Todd




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