[ubuntu-uk] BBC iPlayer update: better radio support

Jai Harrison jai at jaiharrison.com
Sat Jul 12 14:11:51 BST 2008

On Sat, Jul 5, 2008 at 7:21 PM, Rob Stent <rob at sharpsites.co.uk> wrote:
> In the last couple of days the BBC iPlayer website has been revamped,
> including the availability of most radio programmes in flash format, the
> same as the TV shows.
> I'm sure I'm not alone in having had various problems in getting the
> BBC's Real Audio and Windows Media radio programmes to play in Ubuntu,
> so I thought it might be useful to draw attention to this development.
> Currently listening to Colin Murray in said format

I noticed this but it's only really ideal if we can launch a station
(e.g. Radio 2) from a launcher and play it in a media player on our
desktop. Everything else I listen to in Rythmbox (as controlled by a
Cairo Dock applet). If listening to the BBC Radio Stations could be
integrated to this then I would tune into Radio 2.

As it stands I don't think it can easily be done which means BBC Radio
2 don't have me as a listener. I think similar applies to a lot of
FOSS users.

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