Wednesday, July 25, 2007

The universe hates me.


I have never watched a single episode of Koffee with Karan - celebrity chat shows are just not my thing, nor is starting words with K when they're actually spelled with C - but I'm sure you can all understand why this week was the time to buck the trend. I went to a totally legal site and bought the episode - a bargain at $1.99 - hunky dory, yippee skippy, and not a single application that already exists on or that I can find to download for my dear Mrs. Peel, my trusty iBook G4, will play the @(*&)#$ wmv file.

>@(*&amp;amp;)#$@<(*&!)#$@(*&)#$!!!! It has been a veeeery hard week and I was really looking forward to this as a treat. Sigh. Michael, Babsko, or any other Mac users, do you have any ideas? Quicktime, iTunes (I don't know if either of those is supposed to play wmv but I figured I'd try), Flip4Mac, and whatever version Windows Media Player is free for Macs do not work. I am ever so sad. (Speaking of which, how cool is this? Michael, you want I should make you one?)

9 comments:

Blue said...

Try VLC Media Player.

It's freeware, and I use it for all my media-watching needs.

http://www.videolan.org/vlc/

*~mad munky~* said...

i second the vlc player!

back to karan - i've only ever caught snatches of it.... there's something about the vast distance between him and his guests that disturbs me so much that i can't watch it!!!

they should be sitting close-by and all cosy...but the guests seem to be at the far end of the stage/studio... maybe it's changed now, but it was all rather stiff and bland when i last saw it...

*hungry and therefore in *blah* mood* ;o)

babasko said...

oh no, sorry. i tried the indya download also quite a while ago, and it seems to be coded with a special DRM codec that only runs on windows...

alienvoord said...

VLC.

Your Mac is called Mrs Peel? lolz

Beth said...

blue, mm, and alienvoord - I've played with that on Babasko's Mac and will give it a whirl. Unless Babasko is right - and I'm sure she is - that Inyda whatchamafluzzit does not care for us Mac users.

alienvoord - she sure is! When I first got her, she was just so sleek and white like all the best vinyl catsuits, you know? And she can kick ass and take names and has a very dry sense of humor. Personally I have issues with using "Mrs." but I'm not going to argue with the most wonderful female television character ever.

Amrita said...

Oh VLC all the way. it plays EVERYTHING! and you'll like the episode :)

Totally Basmatic said...

Have you tried contacting the site about your technical difficulties? If you bought it legally, they should at least have some kind of customer service.

akshayefan said...

I have been seriously tempted to download this interview. But, still don't trsut those pesky sites!

Have you watched it yet?

Ashley said...

You need a satellite dish that plays Zee TV so you can watch tons of Koffee with Karan.