So, I was about to "nerd out" with our friends over at MIT World and watch someone way smarter than me talk about Climate Variability and Change and their Impact on the Global Harvest.
And then it happened, I clicked Play and was presented with a Save As... for a .ram file. The first thing that popped into my head was "are you for real?". Yes, apparently they are for RealPlayer, which is a departure from the previous videos I've watched from MIT.
As it turns out, this was reason enough for me to completely lose interest in watching the video. Instead, it inspired me to write on the Yeti and ask if anyone actually still uses RealPlayer? Or, are there any other old technologies out there that make you completely turn the other direction?
Also, I just wanted to point out I'd rather use RealPlayer than Apple Quicktime. It has nothing to do with Apple and everything to do with the fact that everytime I stumble upon something that requires the QT player I'm forced to do some damn full download install. At which point they also try to sneak in iTunes.
I don't have any fancy video players to plug here, as I simply use Windows Media Player or Winamp. Of course, I'd rather all videos just stream in the browser. I can understand older content, but posting new content on old technology is just weird.
Please people, anything but .ram or .mov files.
That is all.