Software really is crap nowadays. I have just upgraded my version of VLC and now I find I can’t see the videos. Great. I guess it is because I am using an old Laptop atm. So much for backwards compatability.
It isn’t the only package that does this and although I understand why it is still annoying and is something we have to consider when we store our files. I’d hate to have two Terabytes of files and find that I can’t see them on my old system that was the only one that survived an event.
It seems that now is the time to general an archive system which we can store for use. If every file is tested on that then any that have issues can be converted from the latest snazzy CODEC that save 6 bytes on a video file but needs a 50M codec to run. Dickheads.
Finally, a project that I have the skills for. Producing a system for storage and retrieval of our ebooks and related media files.