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  • Channel 9 Videos on OSX

    Rossj,

    I've not experienced this problem with WMP on OSX. Does this happen for all clips you try to watch? Can you share any error info you have here? Anybody else experiencing this problem on OSX?

    EDIT: What version of OSX are you using?

    Charles

  • Where is C9 going?

    All,

    The Coffeehouse will not be removed. In fact, in the near future its functionality will be extended (as well as all the other forums).

    Scoble and I will be administering all forums going forward. That said, any inflamatory or derogatory or otherwise disrespectful post in any forum will be immediately removed.

    It is really nice to see that the Coffeehouse has been flame free recently. Thank you. Keep it up! Smiley

    Keep on posting,

    Charles

     

  • Channel 9 Videos on OSX

    Rossj,

    Yes. You could word it that way. Smiley 

    However, if you run Firefox or IE on OSX then you will see that the controls work as expected. I'm not dissing your favorite browser, but I would argue that Safari does have some bugs in its CSS and rendering engines that make it hard for us to work around in code ( Let's not get a massive IE bashing thread started, please Smiley ).

    Nevertheless, we will see what we can come up with to ensure that you have a pleasant experience viewing Channel 9 in your favorite browser.


    Keep on posting,

    Charles

  • Channel 9 Videos on OSX

    Unfortunately, we do not have the resources to create multiple encoding types for our videos. WMP for OSX is a good application and I recommend it highly.

    For Linux users, I have heard that there is a way to decode WMV files on Linux. I'm not sure what the technology is, how easy it is to find or how well it works, etc. I'd love to get more info on this if any of you are in the know.

    We want the Channel 9 experience to be accessible and useful across platforms. However, certain browsers, like Safari for example, do not work well with some of our custom controls.

    Your feedback and knowledge is always welcome.

    Keep on posting,

    Charles

  • Where is C9 going?

    All,

    We are not going to do things that will make you less inclined to want to spend time here. Remember, this place is for you. Where do you want it to go? What's most valuable to you? We are listening and we will continue to listen.


    Keep on posting, Niners!

    Charles

  • Borken Forums

    I was not aware of these problems in Safari. We will certainly look into it and come up with a fix.

    Keep on posting,

    Charles

  • Where is C9 going?

    Cider,

    I agree with you regarding the importance of enabling two-way dialogue on Channel 9. In fact, this is one of our core principles. That said, it's not easy for our small team to be dedicated to the task of forum administration.

    Give us time to figure out a healthy strategy to keep this place vibrant, informative, and fun. Certainly, the videos are one of our best features. They are the windows into Microsoft. The view into the cockpit. But dialogue and customer initiated threads are equally relevant to the Channel 9 mission. We absolutely understand this.

    The forums are certainly popular, but without strict enforcement of rules, they tend towards the worse aspect that can arise from virtual and anonymous community engagement: disrespectful and at times even hurtful discourse. I tried to preach Respect (many of us have), but it largely went unheeded. Now we are faced with a tough decision.

    Let me just say this: whatever we do should not be decided upon in a vacuum and must provide greater, not less, benefit to you, our customers.


    Keep on posting,

    Charles

  • Where is C9 going?

    Loadsgood,

    The site will not be down for an hour when we ship the update. However, you may experience an error or two due to dll over-writing but this error window will be quite small.

    Thanks, I like my new avatar too!

    Charles

  • Where is C9 going?

    We will be shipping out a site refresh with some new functionality early next week. New stuff is coming in the future. Stay tuned...

    Keep on posting,

    Charles 

  • Channel 9 goes to FooCamp

    Esther Dyson, huh. Cool. I would have loved to be able to talk to her about computer futures, but even more so about her father...

    I want to go next year. Hmm. I wonder who's down now that will be up (and invited) by next year with my help. Interesting.

    Charles