I find that in both Mozilla Firefox and Microsoft Internet Explorer, the "zoom in" function results in larger video, but crops out much of the original video frame. I'm pretty sure my Adobe Flash plugin is up to date, too. I haven't tried it on Mac or Linux.
Personally I find it absurd that they insist on embedding the video in a proprietary player.
If you're savvy enough, it's still possible to figure out where the video files are stored and download them to open in your own player and view in fullscreen, but you shouldn't have to jump through hoops to do so. Don't they WANT people to watch these things? Isn't that the point of making them? Wouldn't that make it easier to get sponsors?
I don't understand why they won't just make each video file/stream directly accessible through a link on the website and let us watch it in the video player or browser plugin of our choice, as God intended...
I also find that the volume and seek sliders behave strangely when I view the embedded videos. In particular, the volume slider tends to follow my mouse in the horizontal dimension even after I've let go of the slider or even clicked elsewhere in the player area. It almost always results in the volume accidentally being turned to zero. The buffering also seems to act strangely at times. I think it would be difficult to create a more frustrating experience even if they wanted to.
The content in Ticats TV is great. The user interface is awful.
I find this particularly ironic since our Caretaker has a background in the software industry.
On a slightly unrelated note, I just tried plugging the ticats.ca homepage into the W3C Markup Validation Service (validator.w3.org), and it fails validation with 34 errors.
The homepage doesn't appear to fare any better against accessibility validators.
In principle I love what they've tried to accomplish with the website, but the execution is questionable. It would be easier to overlook the shortcomings of the website if they would at least put a competitive product on the football field. Here's hoping...