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Top 10 Apple Flops
Feb 1, 2005, 08:35
Jim
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Top 10 Apple Flops Feb 1, 2005, 08:35
Feb 1, 2005, 08:35
Jim
 
Looks like another site got BNed

Jim
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Re: Media player
Jan 31, 2005, 17:39
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Re: Media player Jan 31, 2005, 17:39
Jan 31, 2005, 17:39
 
Name one piece of software that DOESN'T park an icon in the dumn system tray and eat up memory (when not being used) these days. If I'm using it, it should be in memory, if I'm not using it, it should NOT be in memory.

That's why I don't use itunes with my ipod.

But yes, too many programs try to do this. Makes no sense to me. Just code your program so it loads up faster. I have ultra quick components so I can open up programs quicker, I don't need ones I hardly use sitting around waiting for me. And if I decided I wanted that it would be programs that take a while to open, such as a game or Photoshop, not damn itunes.

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Re: Media player
Jan 31, 2005, 17:36
mag
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Re: Media player Jan 31, 2005, 17:36
Jan 31, 2005, 17:36
mag
 
Media Player Classic for video, Foobar2000 for audio. Ta-da!

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Re: Media player
Jan 31, 2005, 17:24
Jim
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Re: Media player Jan 31, 2005, 17:24
Jan 31, 2005, 17:24
Jim
 
That's why I always love the European lawsuits, though.

People aren't using WMP over Real simply because it comes with Windows, they are using it because Real is a terrible alternative. There are better alternatives, I have at least 3 players on my PC, but the other two are freeware/shareware, and much more powerful than Real could hope to be with a much smaller memory footprint and no attempts to run when I don't need them.

Sounds a lot like when MS was getting in trouble in court for including a web browser with the OS. Sure they were alternatives, but they all sucked. Remember Netscrape?

Unfortunately MS hasn't updated IE since then and there now are better alternatives, and people seem to be having no problems finding them on their own.

Jim
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Re: Media player
Jan 31, 2005, 17:22
Jim
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Re: Media player Jan 31, 2005, 17:22
Jan 31, 2005, 17:22
Jim
 
I really hate Apple's new quicktime too. They force you to get iTunes, which stays resident and eats 3.5MB of memory. I don't mind iTunes, but look, if I want to use it I'll load it up myself; I don't need it to stay resident in memory. Jackasses!

Name one piece of software that DOESN'T park an icon in the dumn system tray and eat up memory (when not being used) these days. If I'm using it, it should be in memory, if I'm not using it, it should NOT be in memory. Its just a shortcut icon away if I want to use it. Its like having your car running all the time even when its parked in the garage.

Jim
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Re: Media player
Jan 31, 2005, 16:50
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Re: Media player Jan 31, 2005, 16:50
Jan 31, 2005, 16:50
 
I really hate Apple's new quicktime too. They force you to get iTunes, which stays resident and eats 3.5MB of memory. I don't mind iTunes, but look, if I want to use it I'll load it up myself; I don't need it to stay resident in memory. Jackasses!

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Re: Media player
Jan 31, 2005, 12:01
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Jan 31, 2005, 12:01
 
That's why I always love the European lawsuits, though.

People aren't using WMP over Real simply because it comes with Windows, they are using it because Real is a terrible alternative. There are better alternatives, I have at least 3 players on my PC, but the other two are freeware/shareware, and much more powerful than Real could hope to be with a much smaller memory footprint and no attempts to run when I don't need them.

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Re: Media player
Jan 31, 2005, 11:59
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Re: Media player Jan 31, 2005, 11:59
Jan 31, 2005, 11:59
 
Real Player has ALWAYS been awful. I remember when it first hit the scene and was basically the only option. The sound was horribly tinny. I remember when I last heard it a year ago. The sound was horribly tinny.


As for AOL... my roommate installed AIM yesterday without letting me know. Poor fool. Minibug is all over his system, yet not in his Add/Remove Programs menu. Wild Tangent was, so he nixed that. And thankfully he made a mistake and had his software firewall block a port, which turned out to block the AIM ads (which occasionally have sound, infuriatingly enough.)

Had I known I would have shown him how to download a version a few years old. 100% of the features, no ads, no bundled spy/adware.

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Re: Media player
Jan 31, 2005, 11:53
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Re: Media player Jan 31, 2005, 11:53
Jan 31, 2005, 11:53
 
Real player and AOL are practicaly viruses IMHO.
Agreed.

Edit: The top 10 apple flops are quite interesting too.
This comment was edited on Jan 31, 12:00.
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Re: Media player
Jan 31, 2005, 11:43
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Re: Media player Jan 31, 2005, 11:43
Jan 31, 2005, 11:43
 
Real player and AOL are practicaly viruses IMHO.

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Re: Media player
Jan 31, 2005, 11:41
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Re: Media player Jan 31, 2005, 11:41
Jan 31, 2005, 11:41
 
Indeed, which is why you get Real Alternative instead. At least Media Player is actually pretty good.

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Media player
Jan 31, 2005, 11:19
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Media player Jan 31, 2005, 11:19
Jan 31, 2005, 11:19
 
I feel bad for the people that buy the version of Windows that comes with Real One player. That bloated player still takes over your computer and sends up a bunch of annoying popup alerts right?

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