I have a Mac, and I find The Space Channel’s use of Windows media very frustrating.
However, the flip side is that, with
installed, I can actually save online content that Windows users cannot.
For instance, this link
to Space’s HypaSpace Battlestar Galactica season 3 promo opens up in a QuickTime window, and after the download is finished, I can save that movie to my disk, to be played whenever I want.
I don’t think Windows users can do that with streaming wmv content, so it takes away a little bit of the pain of browsing in a Windows website.
Space is showing the Season 3 premiere on Saturday, one day behind the SciFi channel in the US.
The one-day lag means most people will watch the BitTorrent version.
Especially since Space isn’t HD yet.
I would expect HR versions to be online by around midnight, with
versions within a week, as is typical.
I’ve heard that because BCE
it’s unlike that Space will be in HD any time soon.
Not sure why the latter follows from the former, but oh well.