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What a terrible day for Microsoft Vista! It is getting a lot of negative reviews, with some reviewers urging people to stick to the old XP-Office 2003 combination. Chris Pirillo, the biggest Microsoft Windows proponent out there says he is breaking up with Vista. Damn – […]

What a terrible day for Microsoft Vista! It is getting a lot of negative reviews, with some reviewers urging people to stick to the old XP-Office 2003 combination. Chris Pirillo, the biggest Microsoft Windows proponent out there says he is breaking up with Vista. Damn – that’s harsh. Since we don’t do Windows, we really can’t vouch for all the negativity.

Nevertheless in our little video world, Vista is not playing well with some services, though it seems to be the fault of the service provider than Microsoft created issue. We know all about the Vista-iTunes fracas. Today, however, a new wrinkle emerged when a reader wrote in with this complaint:

Just upgraded my 6month old dualcore dell with Vista. after doing si we went to go watch last night’s episode of 24 on myspace.com/fox and got the following message.

“FOX Video on Demand does not currently support computers running Windows Vista operating system. The site will support Windows Vista in the near future.”

Stunned that this is not huge headline news.. MS comes out with an OS that shuts down TV shows….

Now are you experiencing this problem? Or similar problems? Are there other video services that are not playing well with Vista. We would love to know.

  1. It’s a mixed bag. Vista brings good things, but those are accompanied by hair-tearing-out moments. I’ve put some of those into my blog here, including my failed attempt at watching HD video.

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  2. Does anyone know how Fox is defining “near future?” I work on Monday nights and my tivo is misbehaving.

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  3. Yeah I have the same problem, in Firefox and IE, there frankly is no reason for Fox on demand to stop working, it’s just flash video. Oh well, they decided to do it for some reason.

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  4. yeah, abc.com isn’t compatable either. Do they think that Vista is so good that it can steal video? ABC.com started allowing it, but then they stopped for some reason! So freaking annoying.

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  5. ABC.com still works. They just updated their video player and Vista users are required to use their old player. Fox has yet to solve their problems which is really starting to get to me. I wish they would make them availible on an alternate site that is Vista compliant ie. youtube or something similer. I would reallylike to see Drive but missed the first two episodes and you all know how frustraiting it is to start watching a show when you don’t know the basis. Come on FOX! What’s up?!

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  6. Just run Firefox in XP SP2 Compatibility Mode and it fools it into working.. don’t blame Vista, because it works just fine for me this way!

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  7. Going through the same Fox Video/Vista issue. It sucks. I really like Vista, though. My 3 GHz P4 with 1 GB ram runs incredibly quicker with Vista compared to XP. This is a FOX issue.

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  8. go to http://www.hulu.com and you can watch 24 from there.

    good luck.

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  9. Still having the problem with FireFox.
    2/21/2010

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