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(Den Of Geek)   Apple has quietly stopped trailer downloads   (denofgeek.com) divider line 9
    More: Interesting, movie trailers, video quality, Don't Hold Your Breath, QuickTime  
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2013-06-24 06:07:39 PM
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Personally I've always felt that someone needed to nuke QuickTime from orbit. It's terrible technology, I'd put it right up there with RealPlayer as in "Yeah, it served it's purpose, but the world has moved on."

So yeah, really nothing was lost.
2013-06-24 05:57:50 PM
3 votes:
...and nothing of value was lost.
2013-06-24 06:41:10 PM
2 votes:

Lars The Canadian Viking: Mikey1969: I have a good connection, a fast computer, a decent router, and I still have yet to watch any two streaming items in a row without having buffering issues

No you don't.


Actually you can have all that but if the youtube or apple or whoever has a shiatty-ass content proxy in your area that isn't caching the stuff you want then you will get buffering buffering buffering.  Its an interesting phenomenon but it pretty much boils down to there isn't some cray-class computer and one big phat pipe at google headquarters that's serving up every video everywhere, but rather hundreds of sometimes awesome and sometimes limited ones all over the place.  Its the only sane way to do it at that scale but the side effect is less popular content served in less popular areas gets inherently shafted at times.

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2013-06-24 11:32:53 PM
1 votes:

gingerjet: Ten minutes ago I downloaded a trailer from Apple and played it at 1080p on a Windows box.  This author does know that all the trailers are available via iTunes right?  Right?  No?  Then the author is a douche.


Back in the dark ages, we would have been appalled to think that we'd have to download and install a proprietary piece of software to access something that could easily be offered to anyone, using any browser.

My, how times have improved.
2013-06-24 08:23:43 PM
1 votes:

cxjohn: Quietly?

It was announced more than 2 weeks ago on one of the main Mac news sites.

Subby, do a little research first.


You don't research Apple headlines. B*tch first, ask questions never.
2013-06-24 08:19:20 PM
1 votes:
Quietly?

It was announced more than 2 weeks ago on one of the main Mac news sites.

Subby, do a little research first.
2013-06-24 06:29:53 PM
1 votes:

Mikey1969: I have a good connection, a fast computer, a decent router, and I still have yet to watch any two streaming items in a row without having buffering issues


No you don't.
2013-06-24 05:59:25 PM
1 votes:

Etchy333: Triumph: I don't know what the author is puzzled about. It's all about control of content. With the quicktime format, people grab trailers and re-edit them all sorts of ways.

This is probably the main reason for the change, but it could also benefit them in simplifying the content delivery network.  One less thing for them to test on the site, and probably a big chunk of bandwidth usage eliminated.


I think you're going to have more bandwidth issues from people tryuing to stream, having it buffer, hang up, restart, crash, etc... With downloads, they may slow down and speed up, but they don't annoy the users as much, resulting in them hitting "download" over and over trying to get it to either resume, or wake up and start playing.

Fark Apple, I hate streaming, because I have yet to see why people get major wood over it. I have a good connection, a fast computer, a decent router, and I still have yet to watch any two streaming items in a row without having buffering issues, or have the thing skip a few times. It's not a lot, but I don't see how it is supposed to herald the end of being able to pop in a disk and have it play perfectly.
2013-06-24 05:56:54 PM
1 votes:
I like to pay for commercials because I don't like money.
 
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