I can't view the clips. What's the deal?
need to download and install the Quicktime plug-in
available at http://www.apple.com/quicktime.
Shy of that, I'm sorry I can't help you. (An alert reader
has pointed out that MPlayer
takes care of .mov files handily on varied Linux distributions.)
A: I don't
have to pay royalties as I would in Real Media and I refuse
to use Windows media for a number of reasons. Also, the hardware
I use is most compatible with QT so I take the path of least
resistence. This is only a hobby after all.
Can you send me a copy of the ads on VHS/DVD/VCD/______ (future
sorry I can't. There have been an overwhelming number of requests
so, to be consistent and fair, I just have to say no. There's
no way to arrange for reimbursement and I'm not going to donate
the collection to everyone who asks. The archive is available
How can I save the ads to my hard drive?
are 3 ways - the 3rd of which is probably easiest. Trick #1
(and I'm not trying to push any sales here) is to buy Quicktime
pro. It's probably not worth the $30. Trick #2 (requires some
knowledge of HTML - don't laugh at my crap code) is to view
the source file, find the link to the clip, cut and paste
it into your browser, and save it using your browser. Trick
#3 is from alert reader Evan (thank you) I'll quote him so
as not to make any mistakes: " It's not difficult to
save browser-embedded QuickTime files on a Windows machine
at all. You just have to configure QuickTime to "Save
movies in disk cache" under Edit, Preferences, QuickTime
Preferences, Browser Plug-in. Then, whenever a movie is played,
it will store the QuickTime file in the user's temporary Internet
files directory. On Windows XP (and probably Windows 2000)
machines, that directory is C:\Documents and Settings\[username]\Local
Settings\Temporary Internet Files. All you have to do is search
that directory for .mov files and copy whichever ones you
want to another directory for permanent storage. Note that
Windows XP's search function defaults to not searching hidden
directories (Local Settings and its subdirectories are hidden),
so you need to change the check box in the search configuration
to do so."
Where's so and so?
A: I upload
'em as I get 'em. Chances are that if they're not on the site,
I don't have them. I usually have about 2 months' worth of
backlog but, with an upload a week and the frequency of the
ads on TV varying, the supply is very unstable and I need
to keep a few in stock to keep up the pace.
Where are Leo and Meg?
Both letters were pretty much identical with the law firm
being the same but the lawyers being different. If you are
a lawyer with expertise in this area and a little time on
your hands to write me an email with advice, please do so.
Why isn't so and so on the site?
have two basic criteria: Does celebrity X do ads in his/her
home country? If so, chances are reduced that he/she will
appear in these pages. Is the ad of some comedic value? If
so, then, for the amusement of all of us, the ads will likely
be posted. We generally don't post ads involving sports heroes.
(Tiger Woods immediately comes to mind.) Basically, what strikes
us here at Japander.com is the amount of credibility these
actors lose when they do these silly things for money over
I run the ______ site. Can I link to your site?
answer: Yes, of course. Caveat: any "heavy lifting"
bandwidth-wise should be hosted/paid for by you. ie If you
want to link to/use the video clips, I'd prefer that you store
them on your own server and link them from there to save me
from exhorbinant charges from my hosting service.
The web is supposed to be a free and open space facilitating
the free and open exchange of information. You can and should
be able to link to anything you want but, like in any democratic
society, we need to be considerate of others. End of rant.
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