'24' on Explorer But Not the FireFox
January 25, 2007 1:18 PM
I really hate to admit this. It pains me to say what I am about to say.
But I must tell the cold hard truth. And the truth is that video plays better on Internet Explorer than Firefox.
I recently became a Firefox convert. After hearing my husband, a Firefox evangelist, berate me for years for still using IE, I officially switched this month. Firefox is easier and the tabbing function is just way cool.
So, I visited MySpace today to check out the first few episodes of this season’s “24.” I found the show easily, after navigating to the video page from the homepage. However, when I clicked play I was asked to download the latest version of some player or other. As I’ve written before, I’m fed up with new player downloads and the constant barrage of updates that various sites require.
But I soldiered on and opted for the download. And the download didn’t work. I barely remember why now. All I remember was I got some annoying message and then the browser just sat there with a tantalizing “loading…” teaser note for nearly an hour. Until I closed that tab.
So I reluctantly opted for Explorer and jumped onto MySpace. And everything worked. It just worked fine and dandy.
The video loaded. The video played. The video fast forwarded. The video paused.