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post #1 of 10
Thread Starter 
I posted a trip report yesterday that does not correctly display using Internet Explorer and Google Chrome.

The report is: http://forums.epicski.com/showthread.php?t=78776

Using IE, the ad for backcountry.com is placed on top of the text of the TR. It should be on the right side of the page.

Using Google Chrome, the trip report only displays up to the first Vimeo video. The rest of the report is cut off.

Only Mozilla Firefox correctly displays my TR.

Am I doing something wrong?

Thanks for any help provided.
post #2 of 10
Well, Explorer isn't the best gauge to use when evaluating web sites or web standards, I can tell you that. In my experience, Firefox and Safari are the ones to test with, more so Firefox. The TR looks OK when I view it in both browsers.
post #3 of 10
I'm not having any issues viewing it either.
post #4 of 10
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Originally Posted by liv4ski View Post
I posted a trip report yesterday that does not correctly display using Internet Explorer and Google Chrome.

The report is: http://forums.epicski.com/showthread.php?t=78776

Using IE, the ad for backcountry.com is placed on top of the text of the TR. It should be on the right side of the page.

Using Google Chrome, the trip report only displays up to the first Vimeo video. The rest of the report is cut off.

Only Mozilla Firefox correctly displays my TR.

Am I doing something wrong?

Thanks for any help provided.
I also see page-display problems in Internet Explorer with almost any page on which there is an embedded Vimeo video. There's some interaction between Vimeo and IE that causes weird display issues.


I don't have any Vimeo videos to post to test this out, but I do have script debugging turned on, and whenever I close IE, I get a bunch of Vimeo-specfic scripting-related error dialogs. Maybe there is some setting or other in Vimeo that is associated with the video that can be enabled or disabled to fix this problem. I just don't know. It's a nuisance, but the higher quality of most Vimeo posts sort of makes up for it, at least for me.
post #5 of 10
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Originally Posted by Gnarlito View Post
I also see page-display problems in Internet Explorer with almost any page on which there is an embedded Vimeo video. There's some interaction between Vimeo and IE that causes weird display issues.


I don't have any Vimeo videos to post to test this out, but I do have script debugging turned on, and whenever I close IE, I get a bunch of Vimeo-specfic scripting-related error dialogs. Maybe there is some setting or other in Vimeo that is associated with the video that can be enabled or disabled to fix this problem. I just don't know. It's a nuisance, but the higher quality of most Vimeo posts sort of makes up for it, at least for me.
I had a heck of a time posting the report using IE. Everytime I clicked on Preview Post, it added lines and lines of characters under the embedded links. I did not have this problem with Youtube.

I am not sure I notice a difference in quality between Vimeo and Youtube. Maybe the only benefit with Vimeo is if you have HD content. My DV camcorder is not HD.
post #6 of 10
Huge difference -- the youtube compression is a lot more aggressive, so the quality goes down compared to vimeo.
post #7 of 10
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Huge difference -- the youtube compression is a lot more aggressive, so the quality goes down compared to vimeo.
The quality of youtube is similar to vimeo if you watch the video in HQ. You can select HQ in youtube by holding your mouse cursor over the triangle to the right of the volume slider while the video is playing. It makes a big improvement in quality. I think this may be a new feature for embedded youtube videos. I don't recall seeing the HQ option two weeks ago.
post #8 of 10
Yes it is new. I wish there was a way to set it as the default for certain videos.

I have been posting videos from my trip to Alta last week, and found that both YouTube and Vimeo clobber the quality compared to the raw footage. At the moment, I am not a fan of either site. Especially with white snow scenes, the compression introduces a lot of artifacts. Forget about seeing fine details in the snow surface!
post #9 of 10
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Originally Posted by skier219 View Post
At the moment, I am not a fan of either site.
The alternative is to buy your own storage space, CPU time, and bandwidth. Which is a perfectly reasonable (in the senses of sane and cheap) alternative so long as you don't post anything that gets Farked/slashdotted/etc.

The inconvenience, and the reason why I no longer personally do that except privately in emails and such, is that most forums are now setup to embed video from only a few select commercial sites. Of those, vimeo appears to be one of the best. Back before sites like vimeo forced youtube to offer an "HQ" option, there were some hacks to try and improve the performance/bitrate of the Youtube encoder.

Another "problem" with vimeo is that it trades a lot of bandwidth for them off on a lot of CPU cycles for you. My Atom powered netbook doesn't dig it.
post #10 of 10
If you happen to be using IE 6 please upgrade ASAP. It's a nightmare. Better yet just use Firefox. Not much anybody can do or say about Chrome. Nobody has been developing for that yet.
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