[ubuntu-uk] listening to BBC

peter peter at petebox.com
Tue Nov 4 08:30:47 GMT 2008

On Mon, 2008-11-03 at 21:09 +0000, Colin McCarthy wrote:
> On Mon, Nov 3, 2008 at 8:52 PM, norman <norman at littletank.org> wrote:
>         After months of trying I have finally got my little brother,
>         who is in
>         his seventies, to join the 21st century and he has installed
>         Ubuntu 8.04
>         (no newfangled stuff like 8.10 for him) along with his XP.
>         Now, big
>         brother is inundated with questions most of which,
>         fortunately, I can
>         answer. However, now I am stumped, he wants to listen to BBC
>         radio on
>         the BBC website, something I do not do. I have tried Google
>         but am
>         mightily confused so could some kind person suggest somethings
>         he might
>         try, please.
>         Norman
> Hi Norman.
> I have just listened to Radio 2 successfully online with FireFox 3 on
> Ubuntu 8.10. (It also worked on 8.04).
> I enjoy listening to Malcolm Laycocks show on a Sunday night.
> http://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/console/b00f941q
> I like the old time music, but I guess to you and your brother it's
> just 'music' :-) hehehehe
> All I can think of that you need to listen to it is Flash, which you
> can get here http://get.adobe.com/flashplayer/
> Hope that helps.
> Colin
And of course don't forget that some BBC radio content is also available
directly in the totem media player in the new 8.10 Applications -> sound
and video -> movie player. select playlist and pick BBC from the drop
down list, this populates and away you go.


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