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Trial and Error

The Return to Veoh

December 28, 2006 12:15 PM

When last we tuned in to the Trial and Error blog, I was about to restart my computer.

Now that it’s back on, all whirling and buzzing and ready for action, we can see if the new Veoh player that I just downloaded is all that it promises to be—a slick, high-res window for video.

I launch the Veoh TV player from my task bar.

In the search box within the player I enter “Endless Waltz.” That’s the video that my son was watching before the restart. No results. I try to browse by category, but there’s no list of categories. Next, I try the buttons and bars for “library” and “add video.” Still nothing happens.

So I launch veoh.com again in a browser window. I try to drag a video onto the new player, but I can’t figure out how to get the Veoh site, from where I downloaded the new player, and the player to talk to each other.

The player sure looked like it was going to be cool. But it’s just an empty vessel and here I am using the same old player to let my kid watch more of the movie.


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