When I first came to the web…regularly, yes I put a midi file on my website.
I soon came to *hate* sound on my website…especially unwanted sound that you couldn’t stop and I removed it from my website (tho it was still there…I think because I put it in my main frame page? YES FRAMES! okay! sheesh!)
I browsed in mute.
I got annoyed with most sounds on the computer and disabled them. I only wanted sound when I was actually listening to music or watching a video file. Otherwise no.
Now. I’ve progressed.
I HATE VIDEO.
Especially if you can’t download it and have to watch it streaming.
Flash video, Windows video, quicktime video it’s all the same.
I installed the flashblock plugin just to stop it.
I mean most videos come with sound…so that’s one annoyance…to be loading a page and all of a sudden you hear sound (and something slowing down your browser).
But videos are so annoying. Everybody has them … on their blog, their webpage, their news sites, their self help sites. Can’t you just post pictures? Link to a gallery? Why so much video. Leave them at youtube so if people go there they know they’ll get a video…don’t embed them to your site. It’s frustrating. (Okay maybe one or two a year embedded is fine).
Do you know how long it takes to watch that dratted thing? Do you know before it’s half way done I probably close the webpage and give up. I have to be truly dedicated to stay and wait. Which is why I’d prefer to download it. I hate that word *buffering*.
I guess nobody really cares what I think.
Maybe I wouldn’t gripe so much if I had better internet. I don’t know. But if you tell me I’m going to see leather tiles…show me a picture…not a video.