[ubuntu-uk] The BBC Launches Wiiplayer??? WHAT!?
Jmaes Edward Grabham
jgrabham at googlemail.com
Wed Apr 9 20:04:44 BST 2008
> On Wed, 2008-04-09 at 18:52 +0100, Jmaes Edward Grabham wrote:
>> Rob Beard wrote:
>>> Kris Douglas wrote:
>>>> There are a few drawbacks for the flash version though, like the
>>>> requirement for flash, which is sometimes hard to fulfil.
>>> Not on the Wii there isn't, Flash is included in the Opera browser.
>>> Although saying that it's not a great browser on the Wii, more of a
>>> novelty item.
>>> I only downloaded it because it was free when it first came out (now
>>> it's something like 500 Wii Points so about £3.50).
>>> I can certainly see why they've done it. I just don't see why they
>>> can't provide an MP4 feed for Linux users, even if it's a binary
>>> application using an encrypted stream. Surely it's got to be possible
>>> and easy enough to implement.
>> To what ends though?
>> The BBC is a socialist "corporation" - you HAVE to pay them BY LAW.
>> Therefore there's no profit increasing who gets thei I-services. If you
>> had to pay, theyd be getting an extra however much per user, but as
>> you're paying anyway, why should they bother. With no financial
>> incentives, they won't do anything.
>> Socialism at its best.
> Nonsense, by that logic we would still only have 1 bbc radio channel.
Well quite, however all they need to do is make the majority happy, or
once sy 20% of people start refusing to pay their license, the rest of
the population will follow, so long as they sit there and appear to be
doing something, they'll keep people thinking their up to something, and
the system will still work, did it never occur to you that the BBC spent
years with only 2 channels, yet they easily had the capability for
more. They just make a half-arsed effort, and it keeps people happy.
Anyway, Im sure this is off-topic, this is an ubuntu Linux mailing list,
not a politico-economical ideological debate.
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