What do you think of SW.com's new "no saving" policy on its video features?

Discussion in 'Lucasfilm Ltd. In-Depth Discussion' started by Ithorian, Jan 25, 2002.

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What do you think of SW.com's new "no saving" policy on its video features?

Poll closed Mar 24, 2012.
Terrible! How could they treat fans like this? 50 vote(s) 76.9%
Understandable. They want them to stay website exclusive. 5 vote(s) 7.7%
Huh? What are you talking about?????? 10 vote(s) 15.4%
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  1. Ithorian Jedi Knight

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    Apr 13, 2000
    star 3
  2. Ithorian Jedi Knight

    Member Since:
    Apr 13, 2000
    star 3
    This is just a curiosity thing.

    Personally, I think it's stupid. Will they be on a future DVD? Probably. But if I want to watch it more than once, I have to download it EVERY SINGLE TIME (which, on a modem, is painful, even using the low bandwidth version).

    Also, I think it's great publicity for the movie to have people sending it to each other over the 'net. Yeah, everyone knows SW, so publicity doesn't matter. WRONG! After some people's disappoint over TPM, publicity does matter. Some people need a confidence booster that AOTC will be a quality flick, and showing some of the behind the scenes stuff might do that.

    I say might, becuase TPM behind the scenes stuff looked cool, too. But come on. . . Jango Fett? I think that'd get even SW novices fired up about AOTC.

    So. . . what's the opinion?
  3. EagleIFilms Jedi Grand Master

    Member Since:
    Apr 6, 2001
    star 5
    It SUCKS! Seriously, it's worse than Greedo shooting first. They're treating fans like crap. I WANT TO WATCH THE VIDEOS FULL-SCREEN!!
  4. Ki-Edi-Mundi Jedi Master

    Member Since:
    Oct 21, 2000
    star 4
    I hate it, but it's not a perfect system. It just adds more headaches when converting them into MPEGs.
  5. DarthTorgo Jedi Master

    Member Since:
    Feb 17, 2002
    star 4
    Dumb. And they expect me to appreciate Jar-Jar. No can do.
  6. DarthTorgo Jedi Master

    Member Since:
    Feb 17, 2002
    star 4
    It is extremely dumb. It's not like I didn't try to see it in theaters. I saw a crapload of movies this winter INCLUDING Harry Potter and Lord of the Rings and didn't see it at all.
  7. DarthHomer Force Ghost

    Member Since:
    Apr 29, 2000
    star 5
    Yeah, I haven't seen either trailer at the cinema. And it bugs me that you can't find any of the behind the scenes stuff, or the R2: Beneath the Dome spoof anywhere else.
  8. shocktrooper Jedi Knight

    Member Since:
    Jun 2, 2002
    star 3
    i guess it's designed to make us all the more eager to get the DVD when it comes out.

    I gave up after #8 so I have a few to watch when i buy the Movie.
  9. Luke_Clone Jedi Master

    Member Since:
    Jun 15, 2002
    star 4
    Yeah, I can't stand this. It forces me to download more stuff from tf.net and that place can be really really slow. (I'm talking Ep2 commercials). Very annoying I must say.
  10. Traders_Luck Jedi Knight

    Member Since:
    Aug 7, 2001
    star 3
    "It SUCKS! Seriously, it's worse than Greedo shooting first"

    i agree, it sucks, but its not THAT bad
  11. sweethoneygirl Jedi Knight

    Member Since:
    Jul 15, 2002
    star 1
    i know it was a little frustrating when I was trying to save the wallpapers but I found a way around that as well as the videos...just need to know where to look on your hard drive space.
  12. Darth-Schwartz Jedi Master

    Member Since:
    Apr 16, 2002
    star 4
    get a leach program.
    www.gozilla.com
    www.getright.com

    or find yout cach folder (netscape)
    or find windows then temp internet files (IE)

    any files from the net are saved in there just copy and paste or move them with windows explorer. theres always a way around "no right click" java.
  13. DarthBane93 Jedi Master

    Member Since:
    Jun 11, 1999
    star 4
    I think its stupid. They just want more hits on their website. I just dont understand why they would care??
  14. MasterYoda13 Jedi Padawan

    Member Since:
    Aug 28, 2002
    What is the no saving policy?
  15. atomik911 Jedi Knight

    Member Since:
    Jun 15, 2002
    star 2
    MasterYoda13, the files are in Apple's Quicktime 5 format. These file types have an option to not allow the viewer to download the file to their own computer, and this is what starwars.com is doing.

    Personally I dont mind because I have cable, so the movie starts streaming in like 5 seconds. However, I still think they should have let u download it.

    But for ppl who want it on their own computer, there's plenty of places where u can get this stuff.. just do some searches on google and peer to peer programs. You'll find them.
  16. Padawan716 Jedi Grand Master

    Member Since:
    Feb 7, 2001
    star 6
    I can't remember the last time I went to SW.com... I just don't like going there. I get everything from TF.N.
  17. Jabachile Jedi Master

    Member Since:
    Sep 16, 2001
    star 4
    I hate it. It's so hard to get stills from the videos to use in threads, posters, etc.
  18. Jedi knight Pozzi Force Ghost

    Member Since:
    Apr 2, 2000
    star 6
    `or find windows then temp internet files (IE)'

    It was nice while I could get it. Windows XP stops that. :(
  19. Hamtaro Jedi Master

    Member Since:
    Jul 16, 2002
    star 4
    Terrible. Just Terrible. I just dont understand human behavior sometimes.
  20. AdamBertocci Manager

    Manager
    Member Since:
    Feb 3, 2002
    star 7
    I hate it.

    Why do they do this?

    Don't they WANT it to be easy to see their ADVERTISING and share it with other people?





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  21. Shadow_of_Evil Jedi Youngling

    Member Since:
    Nov 18, 2001
    star 6
    hhmmmm.... yes the no save policy is a little crude, byt all you have to do is go into your Temp Internet folder and copy it from there... I know some users cant do that..... but at least i saved a few ;)
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