[ubuntu-uk] Click downloaded Ubuntu

Harry Rickards hrickards at l33tmyst.com
Sun May 3 21:55:34 BST 2009

On 3 May 2009, at 21:52, Michael Douglas <mehall at mehall.co.cc> wrote:

> Downloads to .mov by default, IIRC get_iplayer has options to have
> ffmpeg convert it. I don't bother, I just open up VLC and watch the  
> damn
> thing.
> -- Mehall
> Harry Rickards wrote:
>> On 3 May 2009, at 21:35, Simos Xenitellis  
>> <simos.lists at googlemail.com>
>> wrote:
>>> On Sun, May 3, 2009 at 9:22 PM, Harry Rickards
>>> <hrickards at l33tmyst.com> wrote:
>>>> On 3 May 2009, at 21:18, David King <linuxman at avoura.com> wrote:
>>>>> I was watching the BBC News 24 TV programme "Click" broadcast this
>>>>> weekend. When they were testing a 100 Mbit/s broadband connection,
>>>>> they
>>>>> used it to download two copies of Ubuntu 9.04 simultaneously. A  
>>>>> good
>>>>> advert for Ubuntu.
>>>> Just out of interest, how long did it take?
>>> It showed only a short segment of the download, demonstrating that
>>> the download speed was about 77Mbps. It appeared that the issue of
>>> choosing
>>> the Ubuntu ISO had to do with the availability of a fast  
>>> distribution
>>> server, so one can
>>> put together a simple benchmark. Still, this was good.
>>> If you get 'get_iplayer' (http://linuxcentre.net/iplayer), then you
>>> can download the episode
>>> with
>>> get_iplayer --get 128               (expires on the 10th May)
>>> Simos
>> What format does this download in, and will ffmpeg convert it to ogg
>> theora + vorbis okay (I assume it's some proprietary format with DRM
>> on)? I only ask as I refuse to watch non FLOSS codec video when I'm  
>> on
>> a device that can handle it.
>> Many thanks
>> Harry Rickards (a.k.a l33tmyst)

Yeah, I suppose you're right, if I download it in a proprietary format  
anyway, I might as well watch it in one. Still, if enough people want  
it the BBC may provide iplayer video in OGG like they do with R&D TV.  
I doubt of but it's worth a try.

Many thanks
Harry Rickards (a.k.a l33tmyst)

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