V8 Supercars – Last Race Of 2006 And The Last Time This Version Of Our Award Winning Flash and AJAX Application Will be Running

Our multiple award winning broadband Flash/AJAX application is being retired after 3 and half years of service.

Its normally restricted to BigPond users, but its been opened up for the last race of the year.

A free pass link has been placed on the V8 Supercars home page (click on the “V8 SUPERCARS LIVE NOW” banner IE6/7 only). The application uses Flash, windows media player and lots of AJAX.

This is a last chance to see the most advanced car racing web application in action. Hey so I’m biased 🙂

RACE 3 – The last race of the day and year will be broadcast live in an hour. Sunday 3:25pm Sydney Time, which is Saturday 11:25pm EST USA


It does not work with FireFox or Safari. Its being completely rewritten for next year and plan is to remedy this – but we may lose some of telemetry synchronisation functions because of issues with Windows Media player under these browsers.

What will remain next year is the the Windows Media Center version (Also available as the The ‘lite’ web version). Like the above ‘broadband’ version it will synchronise the telemetry and live timing feeds and in-car video stream, but it will also synchronise the live TV footage via Media Center’s PVR functionality. This last feature is experimental and there is a secret key 0n the rem0te t0 enable it. Happy hunting.

About James McParlane

CTO Massive Interactive. Ex Computer Whiz Kid - Now Grumpy Old Guru.
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2 Responses to V8 Supercars – Last Race Of 2006 And The Last Time This Version Of Our Award Winning Flash and AJAX Application Will be Running

  1. Jean-Michel Decombe says:

    I assume you know that Windows Media Player is no longer developed on Mac and that the new way to see .wmv files, according to Microsoft, is to install Flip4Mac as described here (http://www.microsoft.com/mac/otherproducts/otherproducts.aspx?pid=windowsmedia). No need for Windows Media Player anymore, it all plays like a QuickTime movie. Maybe that will solve your problems with Safari, unless you already knew that.

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