[ubuntu-uk] BBC news site
tom at entrepreneuria.co.uk
Wed Feb 6 15:01:13 GMT 2008
Seif Attar wrote:
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> | BBC, Sky, ITN all suck big time. Try watching Al Jazeera, there's always
> | something fairly important or interesting on there, and no
> | "entertainment news" (a contradictory term in itself).
> I like the jazeera news (I get it from the Sky News package), it helps
> give a different view on things and covers more international news, I
> like BBC as well, but there are some things jazeera covers that BBC
> never mentions (unless a briton was involved). i just wanted to try
> al-jazzera online now, while I am at work (windows machine) and I
> needed to install real player plugin, tried to do it from firefox, it
> failed, tried to do it manually and I had to register to real player all
> the non-sense, vnced to my machine at home, tried it from there on
> ubuntu, and I guess it works (saw mplayer run but no video, maybe a vnc
> thing). those restriced and extra packages in the repos, I think they
> make it easier to get plugins and codecs for ubuntu that it is for windows!
I use the gxine plugin for Firefox (gxineplugin in the repos) which
works well for the free stream, the mplayer plugin should work as well.
They have a flash-based stream as well but it's only 100 minutes free
viewing before you have to subscribe.
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