Linked by David Adams on Thu 3rd Mar 2011 04:08 UTC
Windows If you had asked me, I would have guessed that this wouldn't be possible. One intrepid OS explorer has made a video wherein he not only installs every version of Windows since 1985's Windows 1.0, but proceeds to upgrade from one to another. The video, titled Chain of Fools: an Exploration of Windows upgrade procedures, shows how DOS and Windows are installed in a VMWare VM, and how a couple of DOS games were installed to see how newer versions of Windows handle backward compatibility. Similarly, various customizations were made to the Windows preferences to see how they survived the upgrades. Video embedded after the break.
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Where is the Video?
by bbjimmy on Thu 3rd Mar 2011 05:10 UTC
bbjimmy
Member since:
2006-03-25

So, just exactly where is this video? Do I have to boot into Windows to see it? Come on, you should have a link to the file so that I can see the video while running HAIKU.

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RE: Where is the Video?
by umccullough on Thu 3rd Mar 2011 05:13 in reply to "Where is the Video?"
umccullough Member since:
2006-01-26

So, just exactly where is this video? Do I have to boot into Windows to see it? Come on, you should have a link to the file so that I can see the video while running HAIKU.


It's a youtube vid... so, you know how that works :/

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RE[2]: Where is the Video?
by bbjimmy on Thu 3rd Mar 2011 05:17 in reply to "RE: Where is the Video?"
bbjimmy Member since:
2006-03-25

We need a gnash thar really works in HAIKU. Off to Windows.

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RE: Where is the Video?
by Thom_Holwerda on Thu 3rd Mar 2011 09:58 in reply to "Where is the Video?"
Thom_Holwerda Member since:
2005-06-29

So, just exactly where is this video? Do I have to boot into Windows to see it? Come on, you should have a link to the file so that I can see the video while running HAIKU.


Just for you, I changed the article to YouTube's new embed code. You should get HTML% video now if you're in their beta.

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RE[2]: Where is the Video?
by righard on Thu 3rd Mar 2011 11:37 in reply to "RE: Where is the Video?"
righard Member since:
2007-12-26

Now it crashes my browser (konqueror) you must change it to something else for me also (joking ;) )

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RE[2]: Where is the Video?
by umccullough on Thu 3rd Mar 2011 18:22 in reply to "RE: Where is the Video?"
umccullough Member since:
2006-01-26

Just for you, I changed the article to YouTube's new embed code. You should get HTML% video now if you're in their beta.


Which WebPositive (Haiku's webkit-based browser) doesn't yet support ;)

Hopefully once the media player supports streaming, that won't be far behind.

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RE[2]: Where is the Video?
by sorpigal on Thu 3rd Mar 2011 19:46 in reply to "RE: Where is the Video?"
sorpigal Member since:
2005-11-02

HTML%, that sounds pretty advanced.

JOKE MODE OFF, PRAY WALK ON.

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RE: Where is the Video?
by Beta on Thu 3rd Mar 2011 10:02 in reply to "Where is the Video?"
Beta Member since:
2005-07-06

See http://www.youtube.com/embed/vPnehDhGa14

Does Haiku natively support WebM yet?

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RE[2]: Where is the Video?
by Kochise on Thu 3rd Mar 2011 11:52 in reply to "RE: Where is the Video?"
Kochise Member since:
2006-03-03

Obviously Haiku is nowhere near being an usable OS if it cannot display correctly a video (where is the BeOS legacy ?) /troll

Kochise

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RE: Where is the Video?
by drcouzelis on Thu 3rd Mar 2011 17:09 in reply to "Where is the Video?"
drcouzelis Member since:
2010-01-11

I have Haiku installed and am using it. I download YouTube videos using the "youtube-dl" script.

As for playing it, the excellent "MediaPlayer" Haiku application will play almost anything.

...on a mildly unrelated note, it seems like as soon as YouTube came out, people don't want to watch a video unless it's streaming. What's up with that? People download and view photos and people download and listen to MP3 files. Is downloading and watching a video too old fashioned or something?

Edited 2011-03-03 17:11 UTC

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RE[2]: Where is the Video?
by Drumhellar on Thu 3rd Mar 2011 23:03 in reply to "RE: Where is the Video?"
Drumhellar Member since:
2005-07-12

Is downloading and watching a video too old fashioned or something?

Yes.

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RE[2]: Where is the Video?
by riha on Sat 5th Mar 2011 15:55 in reply to "RE: Where is the Video?"
riha Member since:
2006-01-24

Well, the difference between downloading a video compared to a MP3 or a picture, is that the video might be fun watching ONCE and therefor the streaming is a better choice.
Second, a video is often heavier (in Kb/Mb/Gb) compared to a picture or a mp3.

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