Well once again SciFi.com had a good idea, but screwed it up. I tried to watch Metropolis, the classic silent film. It was great for a short time, then it started stopping and skipping. I believe the player was to blame. I have a pretty speedy connection. With a decent player I can pause it for a moment and let it buffer and everything is fine. That doesn’t work with the player they’ve used. Even YouTube would have been a better choice.
It’s not new, I saw comments from January. I thought it might be, but I hardly ever go to their site. You’d think they’d have squashed any bugs by now. I’m not too surprised though. They focus too much on making the site flashy and it costs them usability. The site needs a major overhaul. It’s slow and unresponsive, and I’m on a 3Mb connection. There should be very, very few things that slow.
Now I remember why I so very rarely visit SciFi.com.
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