Get Your Facts Right!
It kind of makes you go crazy when people link to stuff and don’t get the
material right. For example, eHomeUpgrade
picked up my post on the new Media
Control Plugin for Vista Media Center.
Alexander got everything in the post, however Gizmodo.com
picked the story up from eHomeUpgrade and completely killed it.
According to Gizmodo, ffdshow is a Microsoft product. We all know how wrong that is. Even better, Gizmodo completely missed the
point of the plug-in! They are linking
to the Media Center Plug-in post on eHomeUpgrade and just talking about ffdshow
and about how (for the first time almost) you can play DivX and XviD in Media Center. The point wasn’t ffdshow, and the point definitely wasn’t that you can install a codec on a PC and get it to play
(although, I guess there is still some education needed on the web to get that
one across). ffdshow has been around for
years and years, so has DirectShow, so has the ability to play third party
formats in all Microsoft applications.
The point of the post was
the Media Center Plug-in is adding new features that can be accessed in Media
Center through this cool new application!
And as usual, the incorrect post (Gizmodo) is the one people
I don’t really care so much that I’m not the one linked too,
heck it’s not my project. However, I do
get mad when people miss the points of the story which I have tried to explain. This generally happens when a post I makes
gets picked up by a large site who reports it correctly, and then that post
gets picked up by even larger site that gets the story wrong. Grrr.
Just link to the source and actually read it!