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Mix: Survivor, Swiss tax, Homestar Runner, Sony software

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By LC Angell

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Published: Wednesday, February 1, 2006
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CBS announced today that it will begin selling downloadable episodes of “Survivor” directly from its website. It does not appear the videos will be iPod compatible.

Apple and other MP3 player makers are challenging a new tax on digital music players in Switzerland that could add an extra 20% to product prices.

Homestar Runner has posted five downloadable cartoons for the video iPod.

CNET News.com has an interesting article on Tim Schaaff, the former QuickTime engineer at Apple and Sony’s new head of software development.

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1

Woo! Homestar gold!

Posted by camson on February 1, 2006 at 3:20 PM (PDT)

2

ya, the free homestarrunner stuff would have been really great…lyk 3 years ago

Posted by feh1325 on February 1, 2006 at 5:09 PM (PDT)

3

3 years ago there was no video iPod…

Lot of good it would’ve done back then.

Posted by Someguy on February 1, 2006 at 9:48 PM (PDT)

4

Homestarrunner clips is the first content I’ve seen available that actually makes sense for the video iPod. I have no interest in watching episodes of Lost on a tiny little screen. But 5 minute Strong Bad e-mails, now that’s cool.

Posted by yashin on February 2, 2006 at 7:15 AM (PDT)

5

Wow CBS really won’t cut a deal with Apple for the iTunes store. Google video isn’t making any sales for them so they’ve gone as far as selling videos on their own site and if you read the text it says you can only watch the video for 24 hours and then your video expires.

What a giant leap forward CBS is making with this one!

Posted by CBS Sucks on February 2, 2006 at 11:30 AM (PDT)

6

If the other Viacom/CBS station, Comedy Central would get of there arses and give me the Daily Show for my iPod. I’d be a very happy camper.

Posted by pretentious on February 2, 2006 at 2:02 PM (PDT)

7

Yeah, CBS is living in the dark ages. The downloads are about 300-600 megs from their site, only play on Windows Media Player, can’t be viewed full screen without looking like cr*p, can only be viewed for a 24 hour period on one computer, can’t be played on any portable media player, can’t be backed up to CD/DVD, can’t be played on Macs, can’t be downloaded via dial-up, etc…...Sad thing is, I’m sure millions of people are gonna download it, just because Survivor is so popular. We don’t have cable at our house, but we’ve been downloading episodes of the Office from Itunes. Survivor is one of the 3 or 4 shows we really miss from our cable days and we were really hoping it’d end up on Itunes. Looks like it won’t though…

Posted by Sean on February 3, 2006 at 9:45 AM (PDT)

8

CBS needs to get a clue…they’re offering Windows-only, 24-hour rentals of single episodes of Survivor for $1.99 each when everyone else is offering Windows/Mac/iPod-compatible episodes of their shows for sale at the same price.

Posted by Craig on February 6, 2006 at 12:40 PM (PDT)

9

I’ll be downloading Survivor each week, but it won’t be from CBS! (I’d buy it from iTunes if it was offered there, but I’m not about to rent it.)

Posted by dan on February 6, 2006 at 12:43 PM (PDT)

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