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Yahoo, get a clue

The other day I wrote about how YouTube has revolutionized video on the Web by making it accessible to just about anybody, regardless of which platform and browser they use. That’s still not the case for many other Web sites, even sites that launched recently. I have been trying to watch the video clips from fifaworldcup.com (created by Yahoo), and I cannot get them to play on my Mac under Firefox or Safari. That’s broken.

I should note that the MatchCast application is very nicely done. I just wish they could get the video stuff to work for us Mac users.

2 Comments

  1. It’s works in linux using the mplayerplug-in in Firefox.

    The question is, are there any formats or embeddings that works for the mayor OS’s ?

  2. I’ve been able to get the match highlight videos to work on my mac intermittently. I’m not sure if it has anything to do with it, but I have the Flip4Mac Windows Media Quicktime component installed.

    Definitely frustrating!

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