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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RE: Where is the Video?
by drcouzelis on Thu 3rd Mar 2011 17:09 UTC 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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RE[3]: Where is the Video?
by TheGZeus on Sat 5th Mar 2011 19:43 in reply to "RE[2]: Where is the Video?"
TheGZeus Member since:
2010-05-19

Well, for the record H264/flv is saved to your hard drive while you're watching it, then deleted from the cache when you leave the page on which it's shown. It's not actually 'streamed'.
Flash has been crashing my browser fairly regularly for about a week, so I've taken to doing that manually. I should really script that...

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