Re: [backstage] Percentage of License fee going towards DRM?

2007-02-28 Thread Andy
to computing storage, he does know that when he saves something its stored on a circular disk that normally rotates while heads write data to a given part of the disk? Sorry for the length of this, but these things needed to be said, and so I said them. (Maybe I should have split the email into 3?) Andy

Re: [backstage] Flash required?

2007-03-04 Thread Andy
they are doing currently, not what is actually meant to be done! Andy (note: I would much prefer the use of Java on the BBC website instead of RealPlayer and Flash, at least Sun let people see there code to rule out Trojan back doors and let other people develop JVMs) - Sent via the backstage.bbc.co.uk

Re: [backstage] Flash required?

2007-03-04 Thread Andy
a one-vendor approach when there are multi-vendor multi-platform alternatives. Who is responsible for these decisions? Are they actually qualified or did they pull somebody in off the street (wouldn't be the first time the BBC did that either). Andy - Sent via the backstage.bbc.co.uk discussion group

Re: [backstage] Flash required?

2007-03-05 Thread Andy
features? Andy - Sent via the backstage.bbc.co.uk discussion group. To unsubscribe, please visit http://backstage.bbc.co.uk/archives/2005/01/mailing_list.html. Unofficial list archive: http://www.mail-archive.com/backstage@lists.bbc.co.uk/

Re: [backstage] Flash required?

2007-03-05 Thread Andy
, and the BBC don't deserve much yet, they are doing all the wrong things. DRM = bad idea. Flash = bad idea. Real Player = bad idea. Windows only software = bad idea. Andy - Sent via the backstage.bbc.co.uk discussion group. To unsubscribe, please visit http://backstage.bbc.co.uk/archives/2005/01

Re: [backstage] Flash required?

2007-03-05 Thread Andy
to correct me ;) Andy - Sent via the backstage.bbc.co.uk discussion group. To unsubscribe, please visit http://backstage.bbc.co.uk/archives/2005/01/mailing_list.html. Unofficial list archive: http://www.mail-archive.com/backstage@lists.bbc.co.uk/

Re: [backstage] Flash required?

2007-03-05 Thread Andy
there nearly 10 years. Maybe they had problems with the 2 independent implementations issue? Andy - Sent via the backstage.bbc.co.uk discussion group. To unsubscribe, please visit http://backstage.bbc.co.uk/archives/2005/01/mailing_list.html. Unofficial list archive: http://www.mail-archive.com

Re: [backstage] Flash required?

2007-03-06 Thread Andy
this, if they have a good reason then why don't they come out with it. Sorry for the long email, but people keep reply to my reply, so I feel I owe them a response. Andy - Sent via the backstage.bbc.co.uk discussion group. To unsubscribe, please visit http://backstage.bbc.co.uk/archives/2005/01

Re: [backstage] Flash required?

2007-03-06 Thread Andy
with software that I trust and I like using, why is that so much to ask? It's nice to actually talk to some people from the BBC. It shows you guys will actually engage in conversation with your audience. Isn't the email great? Thanks Andy P.S. Richard Lockwood wrote: You just have it in your mind

Re: [backstage] Browser Stats

2007-03-27 Thread Andy
that standard. Why should the HTML content be any different? The underlying TCP/IP and HTTP system seem to work much more compatibly than all these websites, many of which display poorly if you stray so slightly of the most common browser and settings, does this not show that standards work better? Andy

Re: [backstage] Browser Stats

2007-03-29 Thread Andy
on bbc.co.uk. I can, it was when a page required me to have ActiveX to view a video. And yes I did inform the BBC about it, they ignored it until I sent on official complaint. There official response to this complaint was download ActiveX and shut up. Richard Lockwood said: Andy - ordinary people do

Re: [backstage] Browser Stats

2007-03-30 Thread Andy
will find the link if you want it) Oh and before I go you used the term significant portion, how many would be considered significant? Andy -- First they ignore you then they laugh at you then they fight you then you win. - Mohandas Gandhi - Sent via the backstage.bbc.co.uk discussion group

Re: [backstage] Browser Stats

2007-03-31 Thread Andy
3. The BBC is attracting less of the Linux users to it's site (something that should be looked at seriously as this could be an indication the BBC is interfering with commercial markets). Pick one. (or add another). Andy -- First they ignore you then they laugh at you then they fight you

Re: [backstage] EMI 'in no DRM deal'

2007-04-02 Thread Andy
for them either? Oh well enough of my idle speculation. Official press release: http://www.emigroup.com/Press/2007/press18.htm Andy -- First they ignore you then they laugh at you then they fight you then you win. - Mohandas Gandhi - Sent via the backstage.bbc.co.uk discussion group. To unsubscribe

Re: [backstage] EMI 'in no DRM deal'

2007-04-03 Thread Andy
free music is to download it illegally, until now that is. Note that many CDs have some form of DRM on them. Andy -- First they ignore you then they laugh at you then they fight you then you win. - Mohandas Gandhi - Sent via the backstage.bbc.co.uk discussion group. To unsubscribe, please

Re: [backstage] BBC Archive trial

2007-04-19 Thread Andy
with. /sarcasm Andy -- First they ignore you then they laugh at you then they fight you then you win. - Mohandas Gandhi - Sent via the backstage.bbc.co.uk discussion group. To unsubscribe, please visit http://backstage.bbc.co.uk/archives/2005/01/mailing_list.html. Unofficial list archive: http

Re: [backstage] iPlayer invite emails

2007-05-16 Thread Andy
you could always release the specs for the system and let someone give you a hand. This is the list for Building what you want with BBC content after all. Andy -- First they ignore you then they laugh at you then they fight you then you win. - Mohandas Gandhi - Sent via the backstage.bbc.co.uk

Re: [backstage] BBC Archive trial

2007-05-26 Thread Andy
do their job properly? Andy -- First they ignore you then they laugh at you then they fight you then you win. - Mohandas Gandhi - Sent via the backstage.bbc.co.uk discussion group. To unsubscribe, please visit http://backstage.bbc.co.uk/archives/2005/01/mailing_list.html. Unofficial list

Re: [backstage] www.FreeTheBBC.info

2007-06-11 Thread Andy
action! Andy -- First they ignore you then they laugh at you then they fight you then you win. - Mohandas Gandhi - Sent via the backstage.bbc.co.uk discussion group. To unsubscribe, please visit http://backstage.bbc.co.uk/archives/2005/01/mailing_list.html. Unofficial list archive: http

Re: [backstage] www.FreeTheBBC.info

2007-06-11 Thread Andy
On 12/06/07, Richard Lockwood [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: Andy, You've completely missed the point of my argument. Quite possible, sorry. 3. While you're under the impression, we'll save this argument for another time. Although I think you'll find that BBC provided copy can be viewed

Re: [backstage] www.FreeTheBBC.info

2007-06-12 Thread Andy
side. freethebbc.info appears to want NO DRM, and wants it to be available to the non-UK. Andy -- First they ignore you then they laugh at you then they fight you then you win. - Mohandas Gandhi - Sent via the backstage.bbc.co.uk discussion group. To unsubscribe, please visit http

Re: [backstage] www.FreeTheBBC.info

2007-06-12 Thread Andy
TO IT NOT BEING A SCARCE RESOURCE. (sorry for the capitals but you missed it on lower case so I wrote it in big letters). Andy -- First they ignore you then they laugh at you then they fight you then you win. - Mohandas Gandhi - Sent via the backstage.bbc.co.uk discussion group. To unsubscribe, please visit

Re: [backstage] BBC Microsoft Photosynth technical preview - very cool!

2007-06-13 Thread Andy
/the_bbc_and_microsoft_want_your_photos_to_synthesise_britain.html (nearly a week ago that was published). Only runs on XP SP2 and Vista, loses a point there. Gains points for the amusing line in the download times though: Dial up: Not recommended Loses points for recommending a gig of ram and needing meaty graphics cards. Andy -- SELECT * FROM

Re: [backstage] Windows Home Server RC1 available for download

2007-06-13 Thread Andy
Desktop. or those boxes you plug straight into the T.V. Andy -- SELECT * FROM remarks WHERE witty=1 LIMIT 1 - Sent via the backstage.bbc.co.uk discussion group. To unsubscribe, please visit http://backstage.bbc.co.uk/archives/2005/01/mailing_list.html. Unofficial list archive: http://www.mail

Re: [backstage] DRM does not work... what next?

2007-06-14 Thread Andy
the one mentioned on this list http://www.aswarmofangels.com/ ) Job done. Andy -- SELECT * FROM remarks WHERE witty=1 LIMIT 1 - Sent via the backstage.bbc.co.uk discussion group. To unsubscribe, please visit http://backstage.bbc.co.uk/archives/2005/01/mailing_list.html. Unofficial list archive

Re: [backstage] DRM does not work... what next?

2007-06-15 Thread Andy
to do with the being sent to jail thing, or the lack of skill. as illegal content is driven underground. Andy -- SELECT * FROM remarks WHERE witty=1 LIMIT 1 - Sent via the backstage.bbc.co.uk discussion group. To unsubscribe, please visit http://backstage.bbc.co.uk/archives/2005/01/mailing_list.html

Re: [backstage] www.FreeTheBBC.info

2007-06-15 Thread Andy
of mathematics will NOT change to suit your business plans. Andy -- SELECT * FROM remarks WHERE witty=1 LIMIT 1 - Sent via the backstage.bbc.co.uk discussion group. To unsubscribe, please visit http://backstage.bbc.co.uk/archives/2005/01/mailing_list.html. Unofficial list archive: http://www.mail

Re: [backstage] DRM does not work... what next?

2007-06-15 Thread Andy
it's their fault we can focus on them a bit. But simple yelling rights holders and backing it up with nothing ain't going to work. Andy -- SELECT * FROM remarks WHERE witty=1 LIMIT 1 - Sent via the backstage.bbc.co.uk discussion group. To unsubscribe, please visit http://backstage.bbc.co.uk

Re: [backstage] DRM does not work... what next?

2007-06-16 Thread Andy
downloading a cross platform DRM system as we speak, the source is rather large though. I think it's bringing all the crypto libraries and media libraries with it. More news on that if it does do time restrictions. can't be sure though. Andy -- SELECT * FROM remarks WHERE witty=1 LIMIT 1 - Sent via

Re: [backstage] www.FreeTheBBC.info

2007-06-16 Thread Andy
*not* impartial. ;) ) Andy -- SELECT * FROM remarks WHERE witty=1 LIMIT 1 - Sent via the backstage.bbc.co.uk discussion group. To unsubscribe, please visit http://backstage.bbc.co.uk/archives/2005/01/mailing_list.html. Unofficial list archive: http://www.mail-archive.com/backstage

Re: [backstage] DRM does not work... what next?

2007-06-16 Thread Andy
DRM system which is technically capable of the same things, and exists today. OpenIPMP Andy PS sorry about the double post but the DRM software I was taking quite a while to download. -- SELECT * FROM remarks WHERE witty=1 LIMIT 1 - Sent via the backstage.bbc.co.uk discussion group

Re: [backstage] DRM does not work... what next?

2007-06-16 Thread Andy
with? Or do you disagree with my definition of platform neutral? Andy -- SELECT * FROM remarks WHERE witty=1 LIMIT 1 - Sent via the backstage.bbc.co.uk discussion group. To unsubscribe, please visit http://backstage.bbc.co.uk/archives/2005/01/mailing_list.html. Unofficial list archive: http

Re: [backstage] www.FreeTheBBC.info

2007-06-18 Thread Andy
On 18/06/07, David Woodhouse [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: Will you host the WMV10-reader code on your web server then, alongside CSS and ACSS decryption code? :) Are you aware of the judgment of a Finish court on the matter of DVD CSS? It basically stated the DVD CSS was not an effective

Re: [backstage] Project Kangaroo - what's the point?

2007-06-22 Thread Andy
On 21/06/07, David Woodhouse [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: No. A selection of _open_, interoperable solutions would be sensible. If only someone had written a standard for transferring data. ftp://ftp.rfc-editor.org/in-notes/rfc2616.txt Or a standard for peer to peer transfers.

Re: [backstage] BBC Ofcom complaint raised

2007-06-25 Thread Andy
problems with respect to an EU ruling. I trust the BBC has made sure it is not itself violating this ruling or assisting another party to violate or circumvent an EU ruling? Andy [1] http://www.opsi.gov.uk/acts/acts2003/20030021.htm [2] http://www.opsi.gov.uk/acts/acts1998/19980041.htm -- Computers

Re: [backstage] BBC Ofcom complaint raised

2007-06-26 Thread Andy
influence future or current legal proceedings. Andy -- Computers are like air conditioners. Both stop working, if you open windows. -- Adam Heath - Sent via the backstage.bbc.co.uk discussion group. To unsubscribe, please visit http://backstage.bbc.co.uk/archives/2005/01

Re: [backstage] BBC Ofcom complaint raised

2007-06-27 Thread Andy
On 26/06/07, Martin Belam [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: Andy, if I had been the fool in charge of it, let me assure you by now I would be taking legal action against your repeated public accusations of corruption and misuse of public funds by individuals within the BBC. Ah nuts, I must not have

Re: [backstage] iPlayer Today?

2007-07-27 Thread Andy
Kontiki and not the more common and widely used Bit torrent protocol for it's content delivery?). Andy -- Computers are like air conditioners. Both stop working, if you open windows. -- Adam Heath - Sent via the backstage.bbc.co.uk discussion group. To unsubscribe, please visit

Re: [backstage] iPlayer Today?

2007-07-28 Thread Andy
? Andy -- Computers are like air conditioners. Both stop working, if you open windows. -- Adam Heath - Sent via the backstage.bbc.co.uk discussion group. To unsubscribe, please visit http://backstage.bbc.co.uk/archives/2005/01/mailing_list.html. Unofficial list archive: http

Re: [backstage] iPlayer Today?

2007-07-29 Thread Andy
On 28/07/07, Martin Belam [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: Andy, it would probably also be common sense to read around on the topic before insulting the majority of the BBC developers who frequent this list. I read the restrictions that the BBC *claims* it has to implement. However the section about

Re: [backstage] iPlayer Today?

2007-07-31 Thread Andy
competitions if it gets short of cash. Wouldn't be the first time would it ;). A simply way of seeing why the BBC did what it did would be to look at the iPlayer Feasibility Study, where is that document? Can I see it? Google can't find it so it's probably not on the publicly accessible web. Andy

Re: [backstage] More iPlayer protesting

2007-08-01 Thread Andy
things others didn't. (Sorry reminiscing about Walking With Dinosaurs, truly ground breaking when that came out, pity the BBC won't do new innovative things any more, preferring to copy other channels, iPlayer is not innovative in the least, it's like 40D, only later and still in Beta). Andy PS

Re: [backstage] BBC iPlayer Protest tommorow, Tuesday 14th, 10:30AM, White City

2007-08-13 Thread Andy
On 13/08/07, Matthew Cashmore [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: Cool Perhaps someone would like to post to the list why this protest is happening, what it's aims are (if any) and what are the points that the group would like to get across are? You could try the groups website(s). Defective By

Re: [backstage] From the front lines... Defective By Design Protest

2007-08-18 Thread Andy
really intended to produce a cross-platform solution why did it make design decisions that indicate the exact opposite. Of course the BBC must have done costings for the project and all potential implementations. Where are these published? Andy -- Computers are like air conditioners. Both stop

Re: [backstage] Can't cannot to BBC radio streams

2007-09-17 Thread Andy
let me know where would be more appropriate to ask (N.B. I've already asked these questions to the live555 developers, who told me to ask the BBC or Microsoft). Anywhere with technically minded people willing to help. Hope I have been of some help. Andy -- Computers are like air conditioners

Re: [backstage] BBC recruits Kazaa's Rose

2007-09-25 Thread Andy
the hiding for? Oh incidentally there are multiple mistakes on www.bbc.co.uk/iPlayer I shall leave you to find and fix them. Andy -- Computers are like air conditioners. Both stop working, if you open windows. -- Adam Heath - Sent via the backstage.bbc.co.uk discussion group

Re: [backstage] Re: Sshhh... I've added a bit to my Backstage project...

2007-09-27 Thread Andy
calender button appear. Maybe all you need to do is remove all the hyphens in the comments, not entirely sure why though. Andy -- Computers are like air conditioners. Both stop working, if you open windows. -- Adam Heath - Sent via the backstage.bbc.co.uk discussion group

[backstage] TV Data Formats and Sources of Data

2007-09-28 Thread Andy
the kind of thing you would like on this list?) Andy -- Computers are like air conditioners. Both stop working, if you open windows. -- Adam Heath - Sent via the backstage.bbc.co.uk discussion group. To unsubscribe, please visit http://backstage.bbc.co.uk/archives/2005/01

Re: [backstage] New TV Listing Design

2007-10-10 Thread Andy
that something differ. Thus saving bandwidth. (provided you can broadcast something else in the slot that regionally channels aren't utilising). Andy -- Computers are like air conditioners. Both stop working, if you open windows. -- Adam Heath - Sent via the backstage.bbc.co.uk discussion

Re: [backstage] Interesting iPlayer news

2007-10-17 Thread Andy
, ISO etc. Andy -- Computers are like air conditioners. Both stop working, if you open windows. -- Adam Heath - Sent via the backstage.bbc.co.uk discussion group. To unsubscribe, please visit http://backstage.bbc.co.uk/archives/2005/01/mailing_list.html. Unofficial list archive

Re: [backstage] Ashley Highfield on iPlayer - 26min Interview

2007-10-30 Thread Andy
with a publicly available secret key? This provides no measure of security, so what is the real reason an Open DRM specification was not used? And try not to lie this time! Andy. -- Computers are like air conditioners. Both stop working, if you open windows. -- Adam Heath - Sent

Re: [backstage] Ashley Highfield on iPlayer - 26min Interview

2007-10-30 Thread Andy
is NOT theft, theft is theft, copyright infringement is copyright infringement. They are covered by entirely separate laws, they are described differently in the law, and the actions themselves differ greatly. How can educated people confuse the two? Andy -- Computers are like air conditioners. Both

Re: [backstage] Ashley Highfield on iPlayer - 26min Interview

2007-10-31 Thread Andy
why lie about it?. Andy -- Computers are like air conditioners. Both stop working, if you open windows. -- Adam Heath - Sent via the backstage.bbc.co.uk discussion group. To unsubscribe, please visit http://backstage.bbc.co.uk/archives/2005/01/mailing_list.html. Unofficial

Re: [backstage] Ashley Highfield on iPlayer - 26min Interview

2007-10-31 Thread Andy
that is needed to disprove Mr Highlands statement. It has been done. we have yet more proof the BBC lied. Andy -- Computers are like air conditioners. Both stop working, if you open windows. -- Adam Heath - Sent via the backstage.bbc.co.uk discussion group. To unsubscribe, please visit

Re: [backstage] Ashley Highfield on iPlayer - 26min Interview

2007-11-01 Thread Andy
. Compilation of source code is not a cryptographically secure way to protect data or algorithms. Compilation of source code is not a cryptographically secure way to protect data or algorithms. Compilation of source code is not a cryptographically secure way to protect data or algorithms. Andy

Re: General issues regarding Open Source vs Closed Source encryption _systems_ ( was Re: [backstage] Ashley Highfield on iPlayer - 26min Interview )

2007-11-02 Thread Andy
the binary that means they must have the algorithm (the CPU gets the algorithm from the binary, we know how a CPU does that, thus we can extract the same algorithm ourselves.). All you have showed is that no DRM scheme is secure. Well done, we knew that all ready!!! Andy. -- Computers are like

Re: [backstage] BBC tech chief: You Freetards don't matter

2007-11-06 Thread Andy
the BBC claim is impossible? Also how much does the BBC pay to be a member of: TV-Anytime W3C ETSI (just wondering what the BBC is paying to develop standards it is ignoring). Andy -- Computers are like air conditioners. Both stop working, if you open windows. -- Adam Heath

Re: [backstage] What would you do? (Was: BBC tech chief: You Freetards don't matter)

2007-11-07 Thread Andy
of encoding it, and send via HTTP, job done.) Or a third option: 3. Resign. Then maybe someone who knows what they are doing can take over. Andy -- Computers are like air conditioners. Both stop working, if you open windows. -- Adam Heath - Sent via the backstage.bbc.co.uk

Re: [backstage] Ashley Highfield iPlayer and DRM podcas

2007-11-13 Thread Andy
if this is a mistake, in doing so it would be helpful if you provided the RFC number for the standard format and protocols that will be deployed. Thanks - Andy -- Computers are like air conditioners. Both stop working, if you open windows. -- Adam Heath - Sent via the backstage.bbc.co.uk

Re: [backstage] BBC Podcasts Including Music

2007-11-19 Thread Andy
. RealPlayer and Windows Media. Andy -- Computers are like air conditioners. Both stop working, if you open windows. -- Adam Heath - Sent via the backstage.bbc.co.uk discussion group. To unsubscribe, please visit http://backstage.bbc.co.uk/archives/2005/01/mailing_list.html

Re: [backstage] BBC Podcasts Including Music

2007-11-22 Thread Andy
(no DRM), WMP DRM) and the solitary standard format MP3, then why is it not possible to provide Ogg Vorbis for download and streaming?) Andy -- Computers are like air conditioners. Both stop working, if you open windows. -- Adam Heath - Sent via the backstage.bbc.co.uk

Re: [backstage] BBC Podcasts Including Music

2007-11-23 Thread Andy
on the Radio Player are presented as streams only. It is technologically possible to download them. May not be legal to do so though. The boundary between Download and stream is a bit fuzzy. What Podcasts (if any) are people listening to? Andy -- Computers are like air conditioners. Both stop working

Re: [backstage] Broadcasters to launch joint VoD service

2007-11-27 Thread Andy
spending and still end up with a vastly inferior product when compared to free alternatives. Will it permit user written extensions? Will it support third party access via Open API's? Andy * Is the name Kangaroo meant to be some joke about bouncing back after the disaster that was the first

Re: [backstage] Broadcasters to launch joint VoD service

2007-11-27 Thread Andy
email and claimed it was written by someone else? And more importantly, why did you just send a suspicious file in you email? What are you doing sending .dat files anyway? Andy -- Computers are like air conditioners. Both stop working, if you open windows. -- Adam Heath - Sent

Re: [backstage] How long should copyright last?

2007-11-29 Thread Andy
if the population actually knows what the length of copyright is? (I have to admit I though it was 70 years after the death of the author, so theres one incorrect answer for you). Andy -- Computers are like air conditioners. Both stop working, if you open windows. -- Adam Heath - Sent via

Re: [backstage] Please release Perl on Rails as Free Software

2007-12-06 Thread Andy
there isn't much I can do). Andy -- Computers are like air conditioners. Both stop working, if you open windows. -- Adam Heath - Sent via the backstage.bbc.co.uk discussion group. To unsubscribe, please visit http://backstage.bbc.co.uk/archives/2005/01/mailing_list.html

Re: [backstage] Please release Perl on Rails as Free Software

2007-12-06 Thread Andy
is not as free as BSD license? (though as an aside I too would prefer if the BBC didn't require the use of non-Free software, I would also prefer they didn't use my license fee to developing proprietary software) Andy -- Computers are like air conditioners. Both stop working, if you open windows

Re: [backstage] flash streaming version of iplayer is live

2007-12-13 Thread Andy
into believing that software that states PC only, and Tablet PCs must run WinXP is cross platform? [1] http://www.adobe.com/products/eulas/players/flash/ Andy -- Computers are like air conditioners. Both stop working, if you open windows. -- Adam Heath - Sent via

Re: [backstage] Interview with Anthony Rose - Podcast

2007-12-14 Thread Andy
). Andy -- Computers are like air conditioners. Both stop working, if you open windows. -- Adam Heath - Sent via the backstage.bbc.co.uk discussion group. To unsubscribe, please visit http://backstage.bbc.co.uk/archives/2005/01/mailing_list.html. Unofficial list archive: http

Re: [backstage] BBC iplayer on exotic devices

2008-01-04 Thread Andy
to receive and play files? Thanks. Andy -- Computers are like air conditioners. Both stop working, if you open windows. -- Adam Heath - Sent via the backstage.bbc.co.uk discussion group. To unsubscribe, please visit http://backstage.bbc.co.uk/archives/2005/01/mailing_list.html

Re: [backstage] BBC iplayer on exotic devices

2008-01-04 Thread Andy
suggestions? * I am almost certain this was mentioned at some point, but I can't for the life of me think where. Andy -- Computers are like air conditioners. Both stop working, if you open windows. -- Adam Heath - Sent via the backstage.bbc.co.uk discussion group. To unsubscribe

Re: [backstage] BBC iplayer on exotic devices

2008-01-04 Thread Andy
a bunch of other players. For example VLC, Mplayer, FFMpeg, Gnash, etc will all play Flash 4 files. Gnash can even render the animation and interaction of Flash 7 and 8 files. What version is iPlayer's flash? Andy -- Computers are like air conditioners. Both stop working, if you open windows

Re: [backstage] BBC iplayer on exotic devices

2008-01-05 Thread Andy
Sorry to reply to my own post. Everyone appears to be using a url of the form: rtmp://217.243.192.52:1935/ondemand?_fcs_vhost=cp41752.edgefcs.netauth=SECRET_KEYaifp=v001slist=STREAM_NAME But I can't find it *anywhere* in the iPlayer HTML or Javascript. Can't find it in the XML either. Is it

Re: [backstage] BBC iplayer on exotic devices

2008-01-05 Thread Andy
protocol specs have turned up no results. Oh and when I was talking about download protocol I was referring to the download version of iPlayer not the streaming version as the download it higher quality. Andy -- Computers are like air conditioners. Both stop working, if you open windows

Re: [backstage] BBC iplayer on exotic devices

2008-01-09 Thread Andy
if the customer is paying for something then you can't just tell them get lost and build something that's not what they want. Oddly that's what the BBC has done. Andy -- Computers are like air conditioners. Both stop working, if you open windows. -- Adam Heath - Sent via

Re: [backstage] 403 Forbidden on http://www.bbc.co.uk/technology/

2008-01-09 Thread Andy
[snip] Well done to whoever fixed it. Andy -- Computers are like air conditioners. Both stop working, if you open windows. -- Adam Heath - Sent via the backstage.bbc.co.uk discussion group. To unsubscribe, please visit http://backstage.bbc.co.uk/archives/2005/01

Re: [backstage] 403 Forbidden on http://www.bbc.co.uk/technology/

2008-01-09 Thread Andy
however. Andy -- Computers are like air conditioners. Both stop working, if you open windows. -- Adam Heath - Sent via the backstage.bbc.co.uk discussion group. To unsubscribe, please visit http://backstage.bbc.co.uk/archives/2005/01/mailing_list.html. Unofficial list archive

Re: [backstage] BBC iplayer on exotic devices

2008-01-11 Thread Andy
check that URL is correct without an RTMP client of some sort. Of course this may break as soon as the BBC changes anything. Formal definitions for the XML would be helpful. What error conditions occur? Why do they occur? What tags are used? How does subtitleURL work? Andy -- Computers are like

[backstage] Streaming iPlayer age guidance

2008-01-17 Thread Andy
of half finished projects living on my hard drive suggests that's unlikely) I shall need something to test on.). Now all I have to do is improve my Java skills, hmm I *knew* there was a flaw in this plan. Andy -- Computers are like air conditioners. Both stop working, if you open windows

Re: [backstage] Streaming iPlayer age guidance

2008-01-18 Thread Andy
On 17/01/2008, Matthew Somerville [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: http://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/metafiles/episode/b008s14v.xml - you just need the programme episode PIP. Thank you. Andy -- Computers are like air conditioners. Both stop working, if you open windows. -- Adam Heath

Re: [backstage] RTMP stream URL resolving script

2008-01-23 Thread Andy
is extremely pro-Microsoft? Andy -- Computers are like air conditioners. Both stop working, if you open windows. -- Adam Heath - Sent via the backstage.bbc.co.uk discussion group. To unsubscribe, please visit http://backstage.bbc.co.uk/archives/2005/01/mailing_list.html. Unofficial

Re: [backstage] RTMP stream URL resolving script

2008-01-24 Thread Andy
/streaming.html (VLC can behave as a server as well as doing playback) Supports multiple formats and protocols. Now I have answered yours will you be answering my other questions? Andy -- Computers are like air conditioners. Both stop working, if you open windows. -- Adam Heath - Sent via

Re: [backstage] RTMP stream URL resolving script

2008-01-24 Thread Andy
still be used Andy -- Computers are like air conditioners. Both stop working, if you open windows. -- Adam Heath - Sent via the backstage.bbc.co.uk discussion group. To unsubscribe, please visit http://backstage.bbc.co.uk/archives/2005/01/mailing_list.html. Unofficial list

Re: [backstage] fully accessible???

2008-02-01 Thread Andy
On 01/02/2008, ~:'' ありがとうございました。 [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: is it just me? or is that yellow text on white background all but impossible to read? If you are referring to the text at the top it appears to be on a black background on my computer. Andy -- Computers are like air conditioners

Re: [backstage] Mark Thompson on the iPlayer and platform neutrality

2008-02-08 Thread Andy
NEUTRAL. It does NOT take 6 months to upload a small .tar.gz file. Andy -- Computers are like air conditioners. Both stop working, if you open windows. -- Adam Heath - Sent via the backstage.bbc.co.uk discussion group. To unsubscribe, please visit http://backstage.bbc.co.uk

Re: [backstage] HD-DVD / Blu Ray

2008-02-21 Thread Andy
file you need the license. And some licenses are tied to a physical machine so when its destroyed and you replace it the files could be useless. * Would we know if this had already happened? Andy References: [1] Gowers Review of Intellectual Property ISBN: 978-0-11-84083-9 Available from: http

[backstage] Internet TV standard

2008-02-25 Thread Andy
use to share movies and music. Isn't that the same technology the BBC rejected? Nice to see BBC rejecting the cross-platform, EU recommended, technically superior, cheaper, better tested protocol in favour of Kontiki (what did Kontiki have as a good point?). Andy -- Computers are like air

Re: [backstage] Internet TV standard

2008-02-25 Thread Andy
impossible to do cross platform, now let us get back to our Microsoft (and maybe Apple) exclusive deals is going to sound a little unbelievable no? Andy -- Computers are like air conditioners. Both stop working, if you open windows. -- Adam Heath - Sent via the backstage.bbc.co.uk

Re: [backstage] Adobe fuses on and offline worlds

2008-02-26 Thread Andy
to be used. I wouldn't be happy deciding what people should care about and enforcing it. That's what the BBC is doing and you have been defending. It is saying we believe Adobe's software is what everyone should use so we only permit their users access to our content. Andy -- Computers are like

Re: [backstage] Adobe fuses on and offline worlds

2008-02-29 Thread Andy
transmitters in general work there are a number of books on the subject. Andy -- Computers are like air conditioners. Both stop working, if you open windows. -- Adam Heath - Sent via the backstage.bbc.co.uk discussion group. To unsubscribe, please visit http://backstage.bbc.co.uk

Re: [backstage] Adobe fuses on and offline worlds

2008-02-29 Thread Andy
) Andy -- Computers are like air conditioners. Both stop working, if you open windows. -- Adam Heath - Sent via the backstage.bbc.co.uk discussion group. To unsubscribe, please visit http://backstage.bbc.co.uk/archives/2005/01/mailing_list.html. Unofficial list archive: http

Re: [backstage] What would you love to see coming out of BBC Vision in the near future?

2008-03-04 Thread Andy
on a stick, see previous implementation[2] courtesy of PuTTY[3]. Andy [1] http://kamaelia.sourceforge.net/Components/pydoc/Kamaelia.Codec.Dirac.html [2] http://www.chiark.greenend.org.uk/~sgtatham/moon-on-stick.jpeg [3] http://www.chiark.greenend.org.uk/~sgtatham/putty/wishlist/moon

Re: [backstage] iPlayer DRM is over?

2008-03-11 Thread Andy
to the mobile version for when the user agent sniffing fails. It shouldn't take more than 10 minutes to do that (but it has to be done at the BBC end). That being said Kudos to the BBC for actually using MPEG4! Andy [1] http://code.google.com/android/what-is-android.html [2] http://code.google.com

Re: [backstage] iPlayer DRM is over?

2008-03-11 Thread Andy
not going to do their jobs for them! Of course that code may not work, I haven't done PHP for over 3 years but it is the basic idea. Andy -- Computers are like air conditioners. Both stop working, if you open windows. -- Adam Heath - Sent via the backstage.bbc.co.uk discussion

Re: [backstage] iPlayer DRM is over?

2008-03-13 Thread Andy
On 08/03/2008, Dave Crossland [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: Will the user agent DRM will be made stronger? It *appears* that it has. People are reporting 403 on any non-iPhone request. So even if you have an MP4 capable phone you now need an iPhone. It could be that MP4 has now broken (I don't have

Re: [backstage] iPlayer DRM is over?

2008-03-13 Thread Andy
On 13/03/2008, Andy [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: It *appears* that it has. Confirmed. http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/technology/7293988.stm Anyone know Nokia's head of legals phone number? Or Google's? Or Samsung? Or LG? Or Sony? Or any other mobile phone vendor? Can the BBC really hope to survive

Re: [backstage] iPlayer DRM is over?

2008-03-13 Thread Andy
On 13/03/2008, Ian Forrester [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: We've released a fix to prevent unrestricted downloading of streamed TV programmes on BBC iPlayer. It's official! The BBC are that stupid. I doubt your new system is as secure as you think so yelling We've fixed it nah nah nah is going

Re: [backstage] iPlayer DRM is over?

2008-03-13 Thread Andy
those defined in the IEEE Portable Operating System Interface. As far as I am aware Flash is not portable as it can't be recompiled onto other platforms not supported by Adobe. The version for iPhone is also not portable as it has been artificially locked to that device Andy -- Computers are like

Re: [backstage] iPlayer DRM is over?

2008-03-13 Thread Andy
://www.writetothem.com/ Your MEP: (via) http://www.writetothem.com/ (I would NOT recommend writing to all of them at once, pick one (probably the BBC) and give them a chance to respond. Then you may want to consider making a formal complaint to a higher authority). Andy -- Computers are like air conditioners

Re: [backstage] iPlayer DRM is over?

2008-03-13 Thread Andy
any group or groups! Are they not helping Microsoft and Apple? And another good definition (From the Oxford English this time): Not belonging to, associated with, or favouring any party or side.[7] Does the BBC not favour Microsoft and Apple platforms? Andy [1] http://dictionary.oed.com/cgi

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