[ubuntu-uk] listening to BBC

norman norman at littletank.org
Tue Nov 4 09:37:23 GMT 2008

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> > 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/
> That might well work, however, if it does not do the trick, keep us 
> informed?
> I listen to the bbc regularly so I can look up my various notes if 
> necessary.
> It is possible that w32 codecs are in the story and I note I use 
> mplayer I think as a plugin for mozilla firefox too because bbc audio 
> uses realmedia (as in RealPlayer) streams.

Before passing information on to my brother I decided to test on my
computer first running Ubuntu 8.04. Installing Flash did not help. When
I select a radio broadcast a window opens which looks very encouraging
but no sound. However, there is sound when I select an interview.


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