Friday, May 08, 2009

Dear Roadrunner: Suck Less

I wanted to watch the video for "A Rite of Passage" and write something about it, since I seem to be trying to turn BBB into a Dream Theater blog.  However, because it seems that Roadrunner has about as luck working with technology as its Warner Brothers namesake has avoiding, I am reduced to writing open letters:

Dear Roadrunner, 

Stop trying to reinvent the wheel.  There are existing technology channels that will serve up all of the sweet, sweet content your eager users do, in fact, want to consume with minimal fuss and - at this point - years worth of experience.  Take, for example, the video for "A Rite of Passage."  You could have put the thing up on YouTube, included an HD version so the cool backgrounds that probably cost an arm and a leg to render actually look good, and went on your merry way.  Instead, you decided to go with some craptastic software that you may have very well written up in house that makes streaming video feel like its regressed back to the Real Player days.  So yeah: suck it up and go with the solutions that work.

The Fans


JB Martell said...

Thats beautiful, very well said.

Eric said...