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Apple\'s 1984 among \'Super Bowl Greatest Commericals\'

updated 12:15 pm EST, Thu January 22, 2004

1984 TV ad voting

Apple's --totalling 3 minutes--during in the upcoming Super Bowl XXXVIII.




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  1. MacNN.com Reader

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    get over it

    rehashing the 1984 to death. It ws good in its time, that time is over. I dont care about stuff from decades ago, its presently 2004. Where are the flying cars?

  1. MacNN.com Reader

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    Here we go again...

    Isn't it ironic that Apple made the cut for this yet I cannot view these ads with the latest version of RealPlayer. It bombs out with a "required component missing" error. DOH!

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    Joined: Dec 1969

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    RealPlayer error

    Hey bonehead, Apple doesn't have anything to do with RealPlayer.

    Solution:

    Use Quicktime!

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    RealPlayer

    I guess it isn't a "REAL" "PLAYER" then eh? Why not just use Quicktime like God had intended?

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    Re: RealPlayer Error

    >Hey bonehead, Apple doesn't have anything to do with RealPlayer.

    >Solution:

    >Use Quicktime!

    Hmmm? What's that supposed to mean?? Did you understand the post before?
    On that website where you can view the ads, all the ads are encoded in Real. The OSX real player can't play it. And that, indeed, is ironic.

  1. MacNN.com Reader

    Joined: Dec 1969

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    you CAN play the videos

    It's a problem with CBS's web authors, not RealPlayer... they are forgetting to close an argument in the tag that includes the video in the window. The work-around:

    Step 1) open up the URL in Mozilla Firebird
    Step 2) launch a video
    Step 3) cancel the "update" message from RealPlayer
    Step 4) right (or control) click in the empty space right above where the video should be and choose This Frame/View Source
    Step 5) Look in the source for the tag, and copy it's src URL
    Step 6) open RealPlayer and choose File/Open location, paste and play!

    -adam

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    re: Re: RealPlayer Error

    "Hmmm? What's that supposed to mean?? Did you understand the post before?
    On that website where you can view the ads, all the ads are encoded in Real. The OSX real player can't play it. And that, indeed, is ironic."

    1. It's ironic that it doesn't play on a Mac.
    2. It's ironic that it's not available in QuickTime.

    It is however NOT ironic that it doesn't play in RealPlayer on a Mac. Since Apple has nothing to do with Real Player. Probably why the poster above used the term bonehead.

    A lot of MACNN posters could really use a class on learning irony and sarcasm.

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    I promise...

    ...never to try to be ironic again in the MacNN forums again.

    Sincerely,

    Bonehead

    oh. wait. was that being sarcastic? DOH!

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    Video's fine, HTML is ba

    The video itself is basic Real Media. Nothing Fancy. I've posted links to the actual files as well as the codec information on my site.

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    Joined: Dec 1969

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    "greatest commercials"

    God Bless American Culture.

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