Wednesday, August 23, 2006

You're dead to me, CSTV

So CSTV has overhauled their All-Access technology into a snazzy new, state-of-the-art online media player. Kudos to them, drinks are on Trev Alberts tonight.

Oh, as a side note, if you're a Macintosh user, help yourself to a comlimentary kick in the groin from big Trev. But hey, don't worry. All you have to do is throw away your current Mac and toss down a couple grand for a new Intel Mac, then run a beta version of virtual Windows and reboot your computer to get that free streaming media.

Thanks for upgrading your site, CSTV. To show my appreciation, enjoy a free one-way canoe trip. You broke my heart.


At 1:30 PM, Blogger Todd said...

It's not just us Mac users left out in the cold, Firefox won't work either.

How the &^%$ can a major web site be rolled out the is only usable in six-year-old Internet Explorer 6?

At 2:16 PM, Anonymous Matt said...

"Though we understand that there are passionate college sports fans within the Macintosh user community, we are currently unable to support OS X."

Then why the hell could I watch vids on my Mac before the upgrade?

At 2:18 PM, Blogger IrishOutsider said...

If Mr. Alberts knew what they hell quote "you poindexters were talking about" unquote, he would gladly kick you in the groin upon request. Actually, he will still do that.

At 2:31 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

ah. kick in the groin to linux users too.

why can't they go back to the way it was!? when it worked!?

At 5:56 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Would it be worth while to send a petition to either the University or CSTV to change that format so we could all enjoy the clips? Maybe they'll blow us off, but if we could collect enough signature, they might consider looking into it. My 2 cents..

At 11:48 PM, Blogger Go-Man said...

steve jobs wants you to by a dual core mac... you know you want too...

At 11:11 AM, Blogger brian said...

even with a dual-core mac you'd have to run windows on it, and steve jobs would prefer you not do that. I doubt it's a fundamental problem with OSX or what it's capable of running, in fact it's mostly due to the licensing issue which is security-related, and as most mac users know windows has less integrity than their macintosh counterpart. To put it bluntly, if your technicians can't get it to work on a mac as well as on a windows PC, you need to get some new technicians or purchase some new technology.

Seems to me like there will be enough people left in the dark on this one (even windows users who prefer not to use internet explorer) that a petition would be worthwhile. Or at least a whole lot of obnoxious emails to both CSTV and the university.

At 11:20 AM, Blogger brian said...

I sent this letter to customer support:

How is a media player "new and improved" if it alienates a whole core demographic of subscribers who prefer to use macintosh computers? The bootcamp / windows xp solution is hardly a fair solution... To install additional beta-level software and purchase an entire operating system simply to view media files is absurd. The "soon-to-be-released" leapord is not due out until Spring of 2007, well after football season is over, and even then what is your solution for mac owners who own non-intel based machines?

Not only that, but your "new and improved" player only works for users of internet explorer, and I'm sure you're well aware that many windows users prefer to use newer and better browsers such as Firefox.

Though Notre Dame fans appreciate the free content, making it so inaccessible to so many seems counter-productive and hardly a state of the art technology. Apple users can use Windows Media player and can install software to play wmv in Quicktime... Why can't you develop a player that allows us to use these options, especially if the content is meant to be free?

Thanks for your concern,

At 11:57 PM, Blogger Clashmore said...

If there is a petition, fill me in. As a loyal Firefox user I, too, am left out.

I blame Jenkins.

At 3:55 AM, Blogger Go-Man said...

even with a dual-core mac you'd have to run windows on it, and steve jobs would prefer you not do that.

after you buy one of his dual-cores, i'm thinking he could care less if you partition it off a logical disk to boot with XP; he just wants to make sure you all keep coming back to apple for more toys.

if apple *really* had a problem with it, they wouldn't have bootcamp.


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