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February 1, 2004

30 Seconds

Apparently, CBS, in its corporate wisdom, won’t air their ad during the Superbowl.

But that’s no reason for me not to, is it?

Download the video from
“Child’s Pay” — The ad CBS won’t air.

(This is also a little masochistic exercise to see whether one can serve up Quicktime movies using valid markup.)

Posted by distler at February 1, 2004 1:05 AM

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Re: 30 Seconds

Yeah, I’ve been able to imbed valid references to quicktime movies, too, but you’ve got the same problem I have: the value of autoplay is always ignored.

Posted by: PZ Myers on February 1, 2004 8:10 AM | Permalink | Reply to this

Re: 30 Seconds

You’re using Safari.

Interestingly, OmniWeb (which uses the same WebCore rendering engine) does not have this problem.

And neither, of course, does Mozilla.

It was, as I say, an experiment…

Posted by: Jacques Distler on February 1, 2004 9:37 AM | Permalink | Reply to this

Re: 30 Seconds

Yes, I should have mentioned that it’s specific to my favorite browser. It’s an annoying bug that makes me reluctant to use quicktime tracks of any kind, since I really dislike sites that start throwing sound at me as soon as I go to them…and I don’t want to inflict such a nuisance on anyone else.

Posted by: PZ Myers on February 1, 2004 4:05 PM | Permalink | Reply to this

Re: 30 Seconds

As if your erroneous Bushonomics-bashing didn’t tell me all I needed to know, your lack of knowledge in the browser field leads me to avoid your site henceforth.

I’m currently viewing your page with Firefox - which is Mozilla - and autoplay still doesn’t occur. DOH!

Posted by: the praetorian on March 14, 2004 6:25 AM | Permalink | Reply to this

Poor literacy skills

And you can’t read.

It’s not supposed to autoplay.

Posted by: Jacques Distler on March 14, 2004 7:37 AM | Permalink | PGP Sig | Reply to this

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