Originally Posted by RKrizman
Ah, good to know that it's not working. Those are Quicktime files. Try reloading the page. If it still doesn't work would you mind PMing me what your computer setup is so I can trouble shoot? Still working out the site's kinks.
I was using Firefox 4 in XP and the songs just showed as rectangles with the titles in them. I tried again in Chrome and got blank rectangles where progress bars might be and got an error message when I clicked on one that I needed to upgrade my QuickTime. (Which took forever
. And then
required me to go through and undo all the file and MIME type settings Apple had helpfully coopted to repoint at Quicktime. I really
hate it when media players do that. And QT is far from the only one that does.)
But, once updated, players showed up and played fine in Firefox and Chrome!
(Although I had to give Chrome permission to open Quicktime.)
It might not be a bad idea to mention that it requires Quicktime -- as there are a number of Windows users who don't install it and might not otherwise realize those are even stream links (well, like me, except I just needed an update). I had a number of bad experiences (one very, very
bad) with Quicktime over the years and it's only been the last few years that I've reluctantly been installing it.
I think, if I was concerned about being able to reach the widest number of people, I'd probably use a Flash player and
download link. HTML5 will provide a nonproprietary way of providing pseudo-streaming of media content but it won't have any copy protection built in (although nothing to prevent DRM from being implemented by individual codecs). That would seem to suggest that folks will continue to use things like Flash in order to try to control dissemination of their content -- despite widespread misgivings and a growing number of mobile users who don't have the option of Flash. But we'll see. (In fact, over the last half day or so I've been experimenting with both HTML5-style multimedia and Flash content for some ad-rotator and slide show type implementations -- and, while I'd love to live in a post-Flash world (and already do on my Android, where I've been reluctant to install Flash), I'm afraid there are some things for which it has no real competitors, Silverlight's very
impressive video performance notwithstanding.)