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post #11 of 15
I dont see what the bigg fuss is about.

Why must it be solely for windoze?

I'm not saying it should be at all.

But I'd hate to see them decide for instance - that they're only streaming WMP.
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Originally Posted by Grim View Post
I dont see what the bigg fuss is about.

Why must it be solely for windoze?

I'm not saying it should be at all.

But I'd hate to see them decide for instance - that they're only streaming WMP.
The fuss about the fuss is that, they are not trying to keep it windows exclusive, they will make it multiplatform. But they are still being threatened with legal action....
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WMP works on OS X, so what's the difference? lol.

Do what you like..
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Originally Posted by ENTERPRISE View Post
The BBC is the our main T.V and media network...like FOX but better lol.

I think what EC is doing is a tad pathetic though.
No it isn't. It stops unfair monopolies. Sure, you won't get hurt because all you've ever used is Windows, but what about others who use Mac, BSD or Linux? Should this, small but very existant proportion of the market be left out?


I didn't think so.

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Originally Posted by Ace of Spades View Post

This really bugs me that just makes more work the the BBC and more expenses, and the main OS used by the mainstream public is Windows. Why make it harder for the Majority to use a service?
It won't make it any harder. Windows Media Player, the market share holder, has an automatic codec downloader, and codec it doesn't already have, it will get. No fuss, no mess.

By looking after the smaller proportion of the market as well as the larger, the BBC can ensure they get full coverage. Looking after only the majority would be a very, very foolish business tactic.
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At work we have people wishing to use BBC material off the web, but we have nothing but problems with the real media stuff. WMP stuff plays 100% fine through the site, so I welcome the move to WMP.

Although you are not allowed legally, I am pretty sure you can get the neccessary codecs to play WM stuff through Linux and Mac.
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