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Comment: Re:Careful! (Score 1) 137

by lennier1 (#46807915) Attached to: Joss Whedon Releases New Film On Demand

Won't work in this case, but thanks for the good intention.

Unlike regular Vimeo, where it's easy to work around the basic methods, the VOD site loads parts of the video in 40 MB or so pieces, tries to stitch them together again and in my case it failed miserably at doing so (despite a proven and more than sufficient downlink),

Comment: Re:Careful! (Score 1) 137

by lennier1 (#46807723) Attached to: Joss Whedon Releases New Film On Demand

Unless you actually know what was going on, shove your assumptions where the sun don't shine.

This was the first bad HD streaming experience in years and the connection has performed without problems throughout the long easter weekend as well (over here that was an extended weekend from Friday to Monday). HD streams by other sites didn't cause any problems either, the problem was reproducible across tabs and browsers and using the web developer tools you could practically watch the stream arrive too late, piece by piece and with not nearly enough overlap to provide seamless playback.

If it looks like a duck, walks like a duck, quacks like a duck, ...

Comment: Careful! (Score 4, Informative) 137

by lennier1 (#46807135) Attached to: Joss Whedon Releases New Film On Demand

The movie was worth the five bucks to watch it on Vimeo, but their Flash-based player (no quick way to switch to an HTML5 version) resulted in such a choppy playback that the constant pauses and buffer attempts added another half hour to the whole thing.

Since it's a 95 minute movie we're talking about a quarter of the time being spent on just waiting for the fucking site to do its job again.
Before anyone asks: The 100MBit connection has never been a problem before and the necessary software was up to date as well.

Hope you'll have more luck. Except for the predictable end it's quite a nice movie.

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