/me follows the link to the article...
/me follows the link to the video on sun.com...
/me sees 'RealPlayer required'...
/me remembers how long it took to fix the last install of RealPlayer...
/me closes browser.
Whatever happened to RealPlayer... back in version 4 it was a perfectly ok player, it had its unique ways of doing things, and didn't use very standard shortcuts , but it wasn't altogether a bad player.
The latest RealPlayer (what is it now, version 8? 9?) is like a fkin disease!
Its got so much Bulls**t accompanying it, its hard to actually find the player
Its worse than even MediaPlayer 9!
10 minutes to download,
5 minutes to install,
30 minutes to disable all the totally unnecessary, and down right annoying features.
5 minutes to watch the movie you downloaded it for.
5 minutes to uninstall the POS.
No thanx :-/
On another note - wtf is going on with Winamp!!
It is in danger of becoming another abomination.
It installs all sorts of crap that 95% of users won't ever use (when am I EVER going to want to rip CDs, browse a web page, or watch a movie from within Winamp!?!)
I wish app. developers would realise when an application has reached maturity, rather than continually adding unnecessary features, bloating the download, and complicating the interface unnecessarily.
If I want to rip a CD, I use nero.
If I want to watch a movie, I use powerdvd or mediaplayer(6.4).
If I want to listen to music, I use Winamp.
Oh, and the compulsory yet crap, Quicktime player.
Stupid Apple, stupid mov format, and stupid people for ever encoding with such a stupid codec.