Browser Woes

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Random Culture points out that MTV has love for Microsoft’s Internet Explorer.

Much to my surprise, when I tried to visit the MTV Overdrive section of the site, I received an error that said, “PC users with Netscape, Mozilla or Firefox: you need to run Internet Explorer to use MTV Overdrive.”
The biggest problem I have with this is that MTV is supposed to be on the cutting edge of culture, right? And this is something I would expect from a company who has no idea of what’s happening online.

I’m a Mac user. Here’s the error message I just received:

Detecting OS…
In order to offer a broad selection of full-length music videos on-demand and free of charge, MTV Overdrive uses Windows Digital Rights Management (DRM) to protect videos from unauthorized re-distribution.
Unfortunately, Microsoft’s Windows Media Player Plug-in for Macintosh does not support Windows DRM. If DRM support becomes available for Macintosh, MTV will develop a version of MTV Overdrive that works on a Mac.

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About David Burn

Native Nebraskan seeking the perfect pale ale in the Pacific Northwest. Copywriter and brand strategist at Bonehook. Co-founder and editor of AdPulp. Contributor to The Content Strategist. Doer of the things written about herein.

  • Andy

    I saw this a while back. Needless to say I’ve not visited the site since.