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

Robert Dorrian r.m.dorrian at ncl.ac.uk
Tue Jul 15 15:12:53 BST 2008

 From the same page, they also say:
"we still give Real to some operating systems" and " if you need 
RealPlayer for your internet radio or your fridge 
those streams continue; we've no plans to remove them."

So the RealPlayer streams should be available somewhere, any ideas?

(They also say they are going to move to higher bitrates in the future.)

Robert Dorrian
r.m.dorrian at ncl.ac.uk

Michael G Fletcher wrote:
> On Sun, Jul 13, 2008 at 11:06 AM, George MacLeod <bhaltair at gmail.com> wrote:
>> 2008/7/13 Jai Harrison <jai at jaiharrison.com>:
>>> On Sat, Jul 12, 2008 at 2:28 PM, Jason Liquorish <jason at dropshock.com> wrote:
>>>> Apologies, I seemed to have pasted the address wrong in my last reply.
>>>> The correct address for Radio 2 is
>>>> mms://wmlive-acl.bbc.co.uk/wms/radio2/radio2_nb_e1s1
>>> Thank you so much, Jason.
>>> I now have Radio 2 in Rhythmbox and am listening to it right now :)
>> Has anyone else noticed the reduction in quality of the sound from the BBC? I have been listening to 6Music for ages now using the RealPlayer plug-in in Firefox and the sound was great. Since the IPlayer revamp the quality of the sound is abysmal,  it's very tinny and weak and is the same for all the stations.
> Sorry about the late response, but I must agree, the sound quality is
> very sub-standard.  When using RealPlayer it was much better, and you
> could pause/rewind live radio (at least with the latest realplayer10
> in Linux)
> I think the answer may be somewhere here -
> http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/radiolabs/2008/06/under_the_iplayer_hood_for_rad.shtml
> this makes me mad! <quote>
> We're doing this because we know online radio is particularly useful
> in the office, and chances are that Windows Media is automatically
> installed on most computers</quote> - thanks for thinking about the
> rest of us! <rant over>
> At the moment, I'm listening through Rhythmbox and I get a strange
> thing when I connect, it buffers and plays for about 2 seconds, then
> re-buffers and plays continually.  the first time it plays the sounds
> quality sounds "better" than the second time...
> --Michael
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