I am a bit miffed. I tried to view a video the other day from Yahoo Music through Firefox and gave me this error:
To use this application with Netscape, you must use version 7.1 or above. Download now.
Please use the following error code when writing to Yahoo! Help. (Error Code: 12)
My best friend told me about while I was on the phone with him and sure enough, it happened to me. This is strange on 2 levels: 1) this site used to work on Firefox 0.7 (itâ€™s now on 22.214.171.124, and 2) Firefox and Netscape are basically family. Netscape 7.1 is based off of Mozilla (Firefox), which came from Netscape (Huh?). Anyway, just know that they are related. And in case youâ€™re saying â€œWhy not use Internet Explorer?â€ Well, itâ€™s slow, has security holes (yes, so does Firefox, but they patch on the regular.), and pop ups. All of which has been said to have been fixed, but I donâ€™t like IE, so there!
Not saying that this is the case, but a lot of times when site used to, and sometimes still does, say â€œOptimized for such and such browserâ€ or â€œbest viewed withâ€, it could mean that they were too lazy to make the site using the open standards, or they just like that browser (could be read as: possible kickbacks, but you didnâ€™t hear that from me). Some stuff could look better in one browser over another. Oh who cares, Bottom Line: Yahoo, fix your stuff!!
You may ask yourself, why is this of any interest to anyone? Well, it might not be. I, on the other hand, found a couple of ditties worth watching. The site has videos ranging from Mariah Carey to The Veronicas (I don’t know) to Air America’s very own Kyle Jason. If you don’t know who he is (and you probably don’t), check out his Show on Saturday nights from 10pm-Midnight on your local Air America station. Here is a hint, it’s probably AM radio where you are. Or you can check it out online at that time from here.
That’s another story. I found a video from little known group Art N Soul (Tont Toni Tone spawn) and Tupac’s “Hail Mary”. A video i’ve never seen. One or two of the videos I found wasn’t on Yahoo. I’m going to keep looking, but check it out when you get a chance.
(EDIT) This site also has the ability to make playlists of videos, essentially allowing you to become your own DJ. I think Yahoo does this too, but i’ve never tried it if it does. I will be trying this. You may see the fruits of my awesome labor. This could be a challenge to someone’s “endless music repertiore”. 🙂
Well, now you can get them in a video podcast all bite sized and portable like. Yummy!!
Well, check out the link from the link below(it’s a good post) and find out how. There will be
words like feeds and podcasts and video on Ipods (whatever those are). Check it out. I will
and I don’t have an Ipod. I do have a PSP that I can use for on the go viewing. Ipods, after all,
are not the only video viewing options. We will get to all of that soon. That said, check it out.
For now, I am happy to shout out my home girl, LaShonda (AKA L Boogie), who has recently started a blog and anyone who knows me knows this makes me happy levels on levels. So, I invite to check her out on her journey from Phat To Fabulous (Now L, you’ve gotta love how I did that). Now you can all see, as I have for years, how special she is. And not in that seperate class, little yellow bus kind of way. Well…… never mind. You’ll love her, word is bond. By the way, L, you were right about the rambling. Damn.
You gotta love someone who like The Boondocks
If you haven’t heard, Google Video is now selling downloadable videos (shows and maybe movies? I haven’t checked that far yet). You can apparently “test drive” these videos right there in the browser. If you have ever been there, you know how this works. If not, go there and kick it around. I’m kind of excited because on my first perusal since this started (sometime last week) there were videos of my favorite Sci-Fi show, Star Trek – Deep Space Nine. THIS IS AWESOME!!! I don’t know if it shows the whole thing because I am at work as i’m writing this and not trying to get wrapped up into that here. When I get home, is another story. Now, from what I see, the shows are being sold for $1.99 (like iTunes does. If you don’t know about iTunes, well where the HELL have YOU been?). I have no intentions of buying downloadable videos for stuff that I can get from Best Buy or somewhere….yet. The only thing that would sway me is the fact that I could get great quality video that ends up being cheaper than buying it from the store. Deep Space Nine would be a good example. A season of the show is like $100.00 on DVD. On Google Video (and probably itunes) it’s $1.99 an episode. That’s about $52 for 26 shows (a season, in other words). That is cool even though I like this series enough to want to have a DVD copy, but I could do this. I may try to download one and check it out. Hopefully, it won’t be full of DRM and it’s good enough quality so that I can put it on my PSP (which I would do even if I bought the DVD version). Want to check out the show, click the link below.
(EDIT) I have just found out from the CNET Podcast, Buzz Out Loud, that this has flaws. Flaws such as DRM and the fact that you possibly stream the video and not download it (which means you don’t actually have a copy hat you pay for. There are other issues too, apparently. time will tell whether it will get better or it’s just junk. Plus, you can only look a 30 second clips of the for sale videos. The free videos run fine (plus you can download those for Ipod or PSP).