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What the heck happened to CNET TV?

by synchron / October 12, 2011 1:06 AM PDT

When I go fullscreen and then hit escape, there is an annoying scroller to other videos right in the center of the screen and the X to close it doesn't work.

The initial embedded Flash video does not fill to the right size and I hate that I can't control the resolution any more in fullscreen.


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Yup I see it too!
by Lee Koo (ADMIN) CNET staff/forum admin / October 12, 2011 5:47 AM PDT

Thanks for reporting this. I'll forward this issue along to our CNET TV team and have them take a look.

Thanks again for pointing that out.

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Just a quick update...
by Lee Koo (ADMIN) CNET staff/forum admin / October 12, 2011 5:58 AM PDT

Good news. The team is already aware of the issue and it should be fixed shortly.


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Thanks for your timely response
by synchron / October 12, 2011 2:14 PM PDT
In reply to: Just a quick update...

Thanks, Lee. Nice to know they are on top of things. Also, I'm not sure why they decided to make the player video resolution automatic. I got plenty of bandwidth but I hate when it switches from like 480 I to 720P to 480 I on its own.

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Looks like this has been fixed.
by Lee Koo (ADMIN) CNET staff/forum admin / October 14, 2011 9:20 AM PDT

Please check it out and let me know if it's working correctly now.


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I agree halfway
by synchron / October 14, 2011 12:56 PM PDT

Well, the screen is fixed and no more annoying scroll in the middle but the resolution of the player is still determined automatically.

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by John.Wilkinson / October 16, 2011 11:23 PM PDT
In reply to: I agree halfway

Auto-detecting the user's bandwidth is great, but the user should be able to choose for a few reasons:
1.) Auto-detection is not perfect, and may determine the 'incorrect' speed.
2.) The user may be willing to accept lag in exchange for higher quality.
3.) The user may have data caps and thus desire smaller file sizes rather than higher quality.

An override option, as there was before, would be appreciated.


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Now looks like crap
by DISOttawa / October 17, 2011 7:01 AM PDT
In reply to: Agreed...

CNET TV now always plays in the lowest possible resolution, rendering it all but unwatchable. What has happened here?

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More details
by cnet_mojo / October 17, 2011 8:37 AM PDT
In reply to: Now looks like crap

Hi there,

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Debug info
by DISOttawa / October 18, 2011 5:55 AM PDT
In reply to: More details

I tried to give you the debug info but get an error message "Your submission includes invalid characters. Note that only characters on a standard English keyboard will be accepted."

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You can send it to me via email and I will forward it to...
by Lee Koo (ADMIN) CNET staff/forum admin / October 25, 2011 4:43 AM PDT
In reply to: Debug info
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(NT) Thanks I got your email. Forwarding to Justin.
by Lee Koo (ADMIN) CNET staff/forum admin / October 25, 2011 7:02 AM PDT
In reply to: Debug info
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Full Screen Issue
by cnet_mojo / October 26, 2011 8:36 AM PDT

Hey all,

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