[ubuntu-uk] Click downloaded Ubuntu

Michael Douglas mehall at mehall.co.cc
Sun May 3 21:59:13 BST 2009


They also offer R&D TV under the Creative Commons, and via torrent. One 
step at a time my friend :D

-- Mehall

Harry Rickards wrote:
> 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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