[backstage] Non-commercial definition?

2006-05-15 Thread James Cridland
On 5/15/06, Chris Bowley [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: As for the 'non-commercial' restriction on the use of the API I am probably not the best person to answer that but it comes down to the fact our schedule information is supplied by another company. Is there a definition of 'non-commercial'

Re: [backstage] Non-commercial definition?

2006-05-15 Thread James Cridland
On 5/15/06, Ben Metcalfe [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: Is there a definition of 'non-commercial' anywhere? James, I hear you and know what you mean. We've tried to keep the definition loose because we're caught between abiding by our contracts around the use of the data (+ not wanting to encroach on

Re: [backstage] All streamable programmes

2006-05-16 Thread James Cridland
(Apologies: this is almost wholly off-topic.) On 5/16/06, Gordon Joly [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: At 22:46 +0100 15/5/06, James Cridland wrote: I can't speak for the BBC, but certainly when you make the Virgin Radio player appear ( www.virginradio.co.uk/listen on any PC) Ahem. The live.pls file

[backstage] Publishing TV listings? BDS are after you...

2006-06-22 Thread James Cridland
To warn the list: I've just had a veiled legal threat from BDS (a part of Red Bee Media, formerly part of the BBC).The email virtually accuses me of publishing TV schedules against the terms of the Broadcasting Act 1990, and asking me to formerly register my use of TV schedules for BBC (and ITV)

Re: [backstage] Publishing TV listings? BDS are after you...

2006-06-23 Thread James Cridland
So just to make absolutely clear. The BBC will continue to make ourlistings available for free (as part of the TV Anytime feed) and we arekeen for developers as part of the remit of backstage to continue to be able to create and be innovative with the usage of that data.That's all fine, but just

[backstage] Planned transmitter maintenance

2006-11-22 Thread James Cridland
While I appreciate this is nothing to do with the BBC, you might enjoy... http://www.virginradio.co.uk/about_us/technology_services/planned_work/index.html This is a Google Maps mashup of transmitter work to Virgin Radio's national transmitter network. We're also making an RSS feed available of

Re: [backstage] News full feeds

2006-11-27 Thread James Cridland
On 11/27/06, Duncan Barnes [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: Its part of something else I'm working on but in itself has been useful to me, basically I've written a quick little RSS reparser for the news feeds so that I can read the full text on my PDA on my way into work without having a dataplan.

Re: [backstage] World Service Streaming

2006-12-26 Thread James Cridland
On 12/24/06, Pete Cole [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: The stream information returned by the experimental BBC API seems to be wrong What stream information in what API? (Sorry...) -- http://james.cridland.net/contacting_me/

[backstage] BBC Web API - subset for Virgin Radio? (was World Service Streaming)

2007-01-04 Thread James Cridland
On 12/27/06, Pete Cole [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: Sorry, I should have (much) been clearer. The API described at http://www0.rdthdo.bbc.co.uk/services/index.html can return location info, e.g. http://www0.rdthdo.bbc.co.uk/cgi-perl/api/query.pl?method=bbc.channel.getLoc ationschannel_id=BBCROne

Re: [backstage] PDA and Windows Media radio streams

2007-01-25 Thread James Cridland
On 1/18/07, Brian Butterworth [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: There is a page that I use as a link on my Windows Mobile 5 PDA which is the 'BBC PDA homepage': http://www.bbc.co.uk/mobile/pda/index.shtml There's some News and Sport content there, but not the one thing I would really like, which would

Re: [backstage] DRM

2007-01-25 Thread James Cridland
On 1/23/07, vijay chopra [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: Seriously guys why the need for DRM, I've only just reconciled myself that I'm not going to get radio in ogg format You can get plenty of radio in Ogg Vorbis format. Try www.virginradio.co.uk/listen (hit the online tab for all the variants).

Re: [backstage] Music, (meta)data, musicbrainz and the BBC

2007-01-27 Thread James Cridland
On 1/26/07, Richard P Edwards [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: The 128 character description could well be the ISRC code from the original label. It's not: it's in English, and is a description for the current artist. It goes onto DABtext and our player. The final number is, I suspect, actually a

Re: [backstage] BBC Bias??? Click and Torrents

2007-01-27 Thread James Cridland
On 1/27/07, Brian Butterworth [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: I'm horrified (again) to see Auntie misrepresenting technologies on Click The BBC's flagship technology programme Both the programme and web page call the sharing of TV programmes using BitTorrent systems 'illegal'. However, DOMESTIC

Re: [backstage] DRM

2007-01-28 Thread James Cridland
On 1/26/07, Andrew Bowden [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: The flip side is that every format you add, has some extra setup costs of various magnitudes, and when belts have to be buckled because it's public money, why spend it when you're satisfying most people now. After all, how many people are not

Re: [backstage] RE: [backstage] £1.2 billion question (or RE: [backstage] BBC Bias??? Click and Torrents)

2007-01-29 Thread James Cridland
On 1/29/07, Brian Butterworth [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: It's not a case of what I think about the law, it is my understanding of it. There is no legal precedent to support your position. Yours neither. :-) Well there is two precedents. Firstly the BBC took BSB to the high court to stop

Re: [backstage] RE: [backstage] £1.2 billion question (or RE: [backstage] BBC Bias??? Click and Torrents)

2007-01-30 Thread James Cridland
On 1/29/07, Dave Crossland [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: On 29/01/07, James Cridland [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: In most cases, the broadcaster has negotiated limited rights The distributor's limited rights have been extended in the opposite direction to where distribution technology has taken us

Re: [backstage] Hosting (Slightly OT)

2007-01-31 Thread James Cridland
On 1/30/07, Davy Mitchell [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: Hi All, Thought this might be the ideal crowd... I am looking for a free (or cheap) hosting for MP3 files for my various auto-generated podcasts such as Mood News and comp.lang.python. Not free, but certainly very, very cheap and hellishly

[backstage] BBC Web API - additional audio formats // additional speed descriptors

2007-01-31 Thread James Cridland
http://www0.rdthdo.bbc.co.uk/cgi-perl/api/query.pl?method=bbc.channel.getLocationschannel_id=BBCROneformat=simple ...defines real-audio multicast-real multicast-aac ...as location types. Virgin Radio will support this API shortly; but we need additional audio formats for this - possibly

Re: [backstage] platform-agnostic approach to the iPlayer

2007-01-31 Thread James Cridland
On 1/31/07, Brian Butterworth [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: BBC Trust gives iPlayer the go ahead Jessica Rogers 11:00am (Broadcast) This is a better link - it gives rather more detail (and isn't Emap's copyright either!): http://www.bbc.co.uk/bbctrust/news/press-releases/31-01-2007.html

Re: [backstage] RE: [backstage] £1.2 billion question (or RE: [backstage] BBC Bias??? Click and Torrents)

2007-01-31 Thread James Cridland
On 1/30/07, Dave Crossland [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: Metaphors that compare digital data to physical objects are almost always confusion. Agreed. Stealing is stealing, copying is copying. Stealing is not copying. Not agreed. But then, you might be confusing physical objects with data. (!)

Re: [backstage] RE: [backstage] £1.2 billion question (or RE: [backstage] BBC Bias??? Click and Torrents)

2007-01-31 Thread James Cridland
On 1/31/07, Dave Crossland [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: If you make furniture, the fact that furniture-duplication wands are invented does not give you the right to restrict people from duplicating chairs. No, but I should have the rights to restrict people from duplicating MY chairs. I'm

Re: [backstage] £1.2 billion question (or RE: [backstage] BBC Bias??? Click and Torrents)

2007-01-31 Thread James Cridland
This is a splendidly informed debate, incidentally. I'm enjoying it. On 1/31/07, Stephen Miller [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: Media groups tend to equate a download with a (potential) lost sale. This is just not the case. Many people who download, especially cross borders may discover television

Re: [backstage] BBC launches a Homepage that validates!!!

2007-02-04 Thread James Cridland
On 2/1/07, vijay chopra [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: Thank you for doing a good job here, Thankfully Auntie is leading the way in this area cough Other media sites have been validating correctly long before the BBC. (Though I note to my shame that the one I'm in charge of, which was validating,

Re: [backstage] DRM and hwardware attitudes

2007-02-09 Thread James Cridland
On 2/9/07, vijay chopra [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: Where did you get the idea that DRM is a benefit to the computer's owner? If content-owners* require DRM to be able to release content for use on your computer (currently the case in the BBC iPlayer, and/or Channel 4's on-demand plater,

Re: [backstage] £1.2 billion question (or RE: [backstage] BBC Bias??? Click and Torrents)

2007-02-09 Thread James Cridland
On 2/1/07, Stephen Miller [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: What needs to be developed is new distribution systems, not excuses for old methods, nor seeing any form of global market as a problem. If content is available at a fair price globally and simultaneously, the advertising markets and audiences

Re: [backstage] platform-agnostic approach to the iPlayer

2007-02-18 Thread James Cridland
On 2/15/07, Dave Crossland [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: What's the point, then? Well, the point of the BBC is that, by informing, educating and entertaining everyone in the UK, the population of the UK gains both individually and collectively to an extent greater than the BBC's negative market

Re: [backstage] First BBC Backstage Podcast: DRM and the BBC

2007-02-18 Thread James Cridland
On 2/14/07, Dave Crossland [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: On 14/02/07, David McBride [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: Indeed, this seems particularly pointless when I can simply point my desk antenna at the Crystal Palace transmitter and record the 20Mbaud H.2641080p stream being broadcast in clear. This

Re: [backstage] First BBC Backstage Podcast: DRM and the BBC

2007-02-18 Thread James Cridland
On 2/13/07, Dave Crossland [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: I also note that its been published in the free software, open standard, cross platform ogg vorbis format as well as MP3, and hope this demonstrates that such formats do indeed exist - As I said in the show, I think that everything the BBC is

Re: [backstage] RE: [backstage] RE: [backstage] RE: [backstage] RE: [backstage] RE: [backstage] RE: [backstage] RE: [backstage] £1.2 billion question (or RE: [backstage] BBC Bias??? Click and Torrent

2007-02-18 Thread James Cridland
On 2/13/07, Jason Cartwright [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: This is all my personal opinion. Yes we (me, and it seems most of the list) know DRM is evil. However - in this case DRM is enabling people to view the content and making it MORE accessible. Perhaps the industry will change and we'll see

Re: [backstage] Music, (meta)data, musicbrainz and the BBC

2007-02-19 Thread James Cridland
This might be interesting and/or relevant to this discussion... -Original Message- From: Daniel Harris [*mailto:[EMAIL PROTECTED] [EMAIL PROTECTED]] Sent: 17 February 2007 19:11 To: IWA-Europe/UK-Webcasting Cc: Philip Haggar; James Cridland; Alex Wolfe Subject: Re: [iwa-europe

Re: [backstage] Radio 1 on Twitter

2007-02-22 Thread James Cridland
On 2/20/07, Tristan Ferne [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: Another hack/prototype: Partly inspired by Martin's (http://backstage.bbc.co.uk/prototypes/archives/2007/02/tv_twitter.html) and Mario's (http://backstage.bbc.co.uk/prototypes/archives/2007/01/bbc_news_just_s. html) experiments we've put Radio

Re: [backstage] Radio 1 on Twitter

2007-02-22 Thread James Cridland
On 2/22/07, Tristan Ferne [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: You shouldn't take any notice of people who think you're ideas are desperately sad. I'd never take any notice of anyone then, and where would be the fun in that? Or mention good ideas at a BBC backstage bash! Though, honestly, I wasn't

Re: [backstage] HD-DVD how DRM was defeated

2007-02-22 Thread James Cridland
Dave, The fact you deliberately linked to the print version of Vanity Fair - thus removing the chance of the publishers to earn money from your visit from advertising, and/or effectively market the other content on their website, is very telling. I am deeply sorry that you don't want people to

Re: [backstage] Ad Blocking (was: HD-DVD how DRM was defeated)

2007-02-26 Thread James Cridland
On 2/26/07, Jason Cartwright [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: Out of interest, how do you stand on hiding ads... (That being an option of Adblock) Probably even worse. Your hurting the website even more - lowering the CTR [1] by registering an impression, yet user has no opportunity to click. For

Re: [backstage] A couple of things including Arrington

2007-02-26 Thread James Cridland
On 2/23/07, Sebastian Potter [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: [Michael said] you're not a for-profit entity and you're screwing it up for everyone else. He then referenced the recently-announced CBBCWorld: you just launched some stupid kids social network, well you didn't actually launch anything, you

[backstage] Bug report: backstage.bbc.co.uk

2007-02-27 Thread James Cridland
On http://backstage.bbc.co.uk/ there's a blog, and the main item of the blog is currently 'More Twitter Hacks and BBC Goodness'. Click the headline, to be rewarded by a 404 error. (Or, worse, click the 'see original' link in the RSS feed to be rewarded by a 404 error). And now I can't blog

Re: [backstage] Ad Blocking (was: HD-DVD how DRM was defeated)

2007-02-27 Thread James Cridland
On 2/26/07, Andrew Bowden [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: Probably even worse. Your hurting the website even more - lowering the CTR [1] by registering an impression, yet user has no opportunity to click. [1] http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Click_Through_Rate Depends if you ever click ads...

Re: [backstage] Ad Blocking

2007-02-27 Thread James Cridland
On 2/27/07, vijay chopra [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: Take a site like slashdot, I visit, I like the content, so I decide to white-list. However I find the ads over intrusive so I put it back on the black list Ah. Other people might get irritated with the ads and therefore not go back to

Re: [backstage] A couple of things including Arrington

2007-02-27 Thread James Cridland
On 2/27/07, Dave Crossland [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: The fact you deliberately linked to a torrent site - thus removing the chance of the oscar winners to earn money from their films Well done, Dave. Don't you owe me a drink? ;) -- http://james.cridland.net/

[backstage] Want a quick bit of beta-testing fun?

2007-02-28 Thread James Cridland
If you're a Virgin Radio VIP, go to *http://www.virginradio.co.uk/listen/*http://www.virginradio.co.uk/listen/and click the link marked participate in our beta (it's just under the Listen live now link if you're logged in). All feedback is very welcome: please use the link you'll find within the

Re: [backstage] Want a quick bit of beta-testing fun?

2007-03-02 Thread James Cridland
Many thanks to everyone for their help. As David Riddle spots, this came out of beta yesterday at around 11.30am, and is now the live player for all users. On 3/1/07, Richard P Edwards [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: Are there any thoughts of making the new player in to a widget James? Widget

[backstage] Something you might find interesting...

2007-03-02 Thread James Cridland
If you're a fan of the Radio 1 SMS text thing, then you'll be a fan of this... http://www.flickr.com/photos/jamescridland/407672266/ ...as someone's already commented, it's an electro-cardiograph for the station. (The way we're all feeling today, we could all do with an electro-cardigan for the

Re: [backstage] BBC on YouTube

2007-03-02 Thread James Cridland
On 3/2/07, Andrew Bowden [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: Might interest some people here. *http://www.youtube.com/BBC* http://www.youtube.com/BBC *http://www.youtube.com/profile?user=bbcworldwide*http://www.youtube.com/profile?user=bbcworldwide Particularly interesting is the announcement that Top

Re: [backstage] Thoughts on DRM podcast.

2007-03-10 Thread James Cridland
While I know we've done this to death, and that life may be moving on from a DRM discussion on here, could I just clarify the comments attributed to me? On 3/5/07, David Woodhouse [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: I was particularly concerned to see that someone (I believe it was James) was allowed to

Re: [backstage] Thoughts on DRM podcast.

2007-03-25 Thread James Cridland
I'll not reply to all of that, but one thing is worthwhile saying... On 3/19/07, David Woodhouse [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: The iPlayer will have crap on it, in part because of this: the content providers do not want their content to be visible where you shouldn't get it; so you should only

Re: [backstage] BBC site statistics

2007-03-25 Thread James Cridland
On 3/23/07, Allan Jardine [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: I'm wondering if anyone knows any of the site statistics for the BBC web-sites. In particular what the browser market share is, as I am wondering how much longer to support IE5 and 5.5 for certain sites - depending on their application and

Re: [backstage] Browser Stats

2007-04-06 Thread James Cridland
I'm coming late to this discussion, as always, but if you're interested, here's the information from virginradio.co.uk (sitewide). Visits by operating system in March 2007 (compared with November 2005) Windows: 96.39% (was 97.45%) Macintosh: 2.87% (was 1.75%) Linux: 0.48% (was 0.55%) Unknown:

Re: [backstage] Browser Stats

2007-04-08 Thread James Cridland
On 4/8/07, Gordon Joly [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: OpenBSD 1 visit Does that mean the user never came back!!?!??!?! It means that user never came back that month, yes. Possibly they visited on March 31st, and have been visiting every day since! ;) -- http://james.cridland.net/

Re: [backstage] Multicast Trial

2007-04-13 Thread James Cridland
On 4/10/07, Christopher Woods [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: As far as I understand it, it was more a case of the BBC (and ITV) trialing broadcasting via the multicast infrastructure Cough - Virgin Radio has been running multicast trials with the BBC for a long while too.

Re: [backstage] The real backstage story?

2007-05-01 Thread James Cridland
On 4/22/07, Lamptey, Derryck [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: RoR, spring, hibernate Dotnet, java, php, etc, etc. What is the real backstage story? I'd find it very informative for someone to give us non-BBC-backstagers (without violating what's left of the official secrets act) some sort of

Re: [backstage] Get BBC news on Twitter

2007-05-03 Thread James Cridland
On 1/8/07, Mario Menti [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: One of the Twitterati amongst us: just add/follow bbcnews to get BBC news updates in Twitter More info here: http://menti.net/?p=85 Experimental as usual... feedback welcome! If I might steal this idea... FOLLOW MEDIAUKRADIO FOLLOW MEDIAUKTV

Re: [backstage] Cridland heads to Beeb

2007-05-03 Thread James Cridland
On 5/3/07, Christopher Woods [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: Oo blimey - looks like we have a man inside now! How useful... Not inside yet! http://james.cridland.net/blog/2007/05/03/to-the-bbc/ But thanks, all. I'm a big fan of Backstage. I only hope that Virgin Radio can launch its own (which I

Re: [backstage] The Proms

2007-05-14 Thread James Cridland
On 5/9/07, Sam Smith [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: Since the bbc don't provide an ical feed of the proms Odd. They do, though, provide some quite nifty SMS reminders (at least, they did last year). Your iCal feeds don't import correctly into Google Calendar - though I notice that someone has

[backstage] A decent editorially-ordered BBC News feed?

2007-05-21 Thread James Cridland
Since I'm at home tending a cold, I thought I'd do some reconfiguring of my iGoogle page (that's what they insist on calling the Google personalised homepage these days - Steve Jobs has a lot to answer for). I thought I might look at the current BBC News gadgets, and write a nicer one (which

Re: [backstage] A decent editorially-ordered BBC News feed?

2007-05-21 Thread James Cridland
: http://newsrss.bbc.co.uk/rss/newsonline_uk_edition/front_page/rss.xml This is ordered editorially. Is the widget messing with it? Am I missing something? J -- *From:* [EMAIL PROTECTED] [mailto: [EMAIL PROTECTED] *On Behalf Of *James Cridland *Sent:* 21 May 2007 12

Re: [backstage] This one's for Cridland... BBC A/V interface ideas

2007-05-23 Thread James Cridland
On 5/22/07, Chris Sizemore [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: (golly, mr cridland, looks like you've got the expectations of a whole darn mailing list on your shoulders?!? frankly, tho, first things first: i've got a whole stack of holiday leave forms waiting for you to sign when you're able? Oh...

Re: [backstage] A decent editorially-ordered BBC News feed?

2007-05-23 Thread James Cridland
On 5/21/07, Davy Mitchell [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: Interesting idea - look forward to seeing your gadget :-) I did try to write a prototype which flattened out the front page of news.bbc.co.uk into a big Google News style page. Perhaps I could dig that out and modify the output. If you have

Re: [backstage] This one's for Cridland... BBC A/V interface ideas

2007-05-26 Thread James Cridland
On 5/25/07, Christopher Woods [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: He's at the BBC now... *No mercy!* (As my housemate vehemently argues, he works for us license-payers now ;) Sorry to disappoint you and your housemate, but as an employee of Virgin Radio Ltd, as I still am, I am still beholden to the

Re: [backstage] Joost backend revealed

2007-05-30 Thread James Cridland
If anyone wants any Joost invites, please mail me privately - [EMAIL PROTECTED] - and I'll get an invitin' when I'm next near wifi. Which will be tomorrow, probably in Oslo airport. Any Joost user gets unlimited invites, so no special favours with the Joost lot need be procured. --

[backstage] Google Gears

2007-06-04 Thread James Cridland
On 6/1/07, Ian Forrester [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: But I also wanted to get people views on Google Gears - Google Gears is an open source browser extension that lets developers create web applications that can run offline. http://code.google.com/apis/gears I've played with it for Google

Re: [backstage] openID on the BBC

2007-06-10 Thread James Cridland
I really want to understand how OpenID works from a login point of view. If anyone can easily point me to some PHP code that allows a user to log in via an OpenID, I'd dearly like to have a play with it for mediauk.com - I've failed, so far, to find anything that my little brain understands

Re: [backstage] Facebook Apps

2007-06-10 Thread James Cridland
I got one of our crack developers on the case, and the result is http://apps.facebook.com/virginradio/ in case anyone wants to take a look. We're quite pleased with it, but it's certainly a work in progress. Works best if you're already registered at virginradio.co.uk but still works fine if not.

Re: [backstage] openID on the BBC

2007-06-11 Thread James Cridland
On 6/11/07, Mario Menti [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote:I think I like the idea of the BBC offering an OpenID login option, rather than the BBC turning into yet another OpenID provider. You say yet another OpenID provider - yet the only 'real world' one I'm aware of right now is AOL... I think there's

Re: [backstage] Links to video/audio for specific shows

2007-07-14 Thread James Cridland
On 7/13/07, Jakob Fix [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: On 7/13/07, Steve Jolly [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: There's some confusion over CRIDs IMO - even in RFC 4078 they get referred to as URLs. I think it's best to think of them as URIs, designed to be unique and location-independent. TV-Anytime

Re: [backstage] Links to video/audio for specific shows

2007-07-16 Thread James Cridland
On 7/16/07, Tom Coates [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: Hey - as the person who developed the URL stuff for the programme information pages project (PIPs - hence pip in the URL), I can assure you that the one you're proposing is not generally better. That's me told! Though thank you... ;) In terms

Re: [backstage] Tivo StopWatch beginner questions...

2007-07-16 Thread James Cridland
On 7/16/07, James Ockenden [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: more interesting i thought was how StopWatch managed the 20,000 CRID/URI-style info streaming in every second for two months (that's a lot of data no?) and how it measured and identified each program, and, since this was primarliy for

Re: [backstage] About our API

2007-07-23 Thread James Cridland
On 7/17/07, Jonathan Tweed [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: It's a shame it's internal only. I'd love it to be on Backstage. I second your thoughts... //j

Re: [backstage] feeds with icons or pictures?

2007-07-23 Thread James Cridland
On 7/23/07, Brian Butterworth [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: If you want BBC images to use on other websites (from Wikipedia onwards) just visit http://www.bbc.co.uk/mediabank/ Register, download and use to your hearts desires. Gosh. A search for all images related to BBC Radio (ten national

Re: [backstage] iPlayer Today?

2007-07-30 Thread James Cridland
On 7/29/07, Andy [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: (boring DRM invective deleted) Also why does the BBC trust's report not mention the fact that not only is iPlayer Windows only, it is IE only? Did the BBC not tell them they where doing this? Why can't it work with Firefox? iplayer:// can be made to

Re: [backstage] Can we have a developer mailing list?

2007-07-30 Thread James Cridland
On 7/29/07, Adam Leach [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: Is there any chance of a separate developer list for discussion of APIs, services, Geek events, etc. The BBC with the encouragement from Ian Matthew are providing some great sources of information for doing mashups and organising some great

Re: [backstage] Later data

2007-08-24 Thread James Cridland
http://bbc-hackday.dyndns.org:2825/ - the whole thing's stitched together with MusicBrainz artist ids Theoretically, it should be possible to stitch www.bbc.co.uk/music/ into this, too. That uses Musicbrainz data, but I've no idea where the odd IDs come from. The Coral, for example, is

Re: [backstage] Release: BBC Weather iGoogle gadget

2007-09-02 Thread James Cridland
Bad Ltd production. Company info: http://www.notatallbad.ltd.uk/ On 9/2/07, Brian Butterworth [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: James, Very nice - simple to use too. Any chance you could make it provide the old weather symbols (as stilled used on bbc.co.uk homepage) as an option? On 01/09/07, James

Re: [backstage] Release: BBC Weather iGoogle gadget

2007-09-02 Thread James Cridland
it would be fine you use the BBC URLs rather than copy them and rehost them. On 02/09/07, James Cridland [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: Sorry, have replied offlist to this. Any chance you could make it provide the old weather symbols (as stilled used on bbc.co.uk homepage) as an option

Re: [backstage] BBC Radio Icon on MediaBank DAB

2007-09-04 Thread James Cridland
Reported; thank you. Any more these web pages aren't updated type emails, please feel free to forward these to [EMAIL PROTECTED] where I will prod the people responsible. I have a collection of quite large res logos, on white, which I've used for www.mediauk.com ; shout if you need them. On

Re: [backstage] Fwd: Government response to petition 'iplayer'

2007-09-07 Thread James Cridland
On 9/6/07, Gordon Joly [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: At 19:48 +0100 6/9/07, vijay chopra wrote: I saw that as well. though I signed the petition, I'm not really bothered any more. I just use my windows partition and just strip all my iPlayer downloads of their DRM with the help of the guys over

Re: [backstage] Amazon EC2

2007-09-12 Thread James Cridland
It is in use within the BBC, I believe; though the hack day stuff used a different virtualisation thing. I use S3 personally and at mediauk.com, incidentally. -- http://james.cridland.net | http://www.mediauk.com Media UK is a Not At All Bad Ltd production. Company info:

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

2007-09-17 Thread James Cridland
Thanks for this bug report. It's very interesting, and my team are looking at it as we speak. We are aware of some issues with the BBC Radio streams on Windows Media Player. Yours has possibly been the most useful bug report we've seen so far! //j On 9/17/07, Mark Hingston [EMAIL PROTECTED]

[backstage] iPod touch // iPhone development

2007-09-20 Thread James Cridland
Those of you who might be keeping an eye on the next big thing, and who are in London, might want to know that the Apple Store in Regent Street has a slew of iPod Touch units available to play with. There are developer kits available on the web, but if you want to give your new app a quick test on

Re: [backstage] Wii News Channel

2007-10-18 Thread James Cridland
On 10/16/07, Barry Carlyon [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: I had heard that one of the student radio stations was building a flash player for their radio stream for the wii….. Cough http://www.playthree.net/2007/04/virgin-radio-available-on-ps3-and-wii.html Yes, April. //j

Re: [backstage] DRM duration?

2007-11-11 Thread James Cridland
On Nov 8, 2007 10:42 AM, David Greaves [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: Of course this is a blog so not exactly a reference source: http://joyofsox.blogspot.com/2007/11/mlb-game-downloads-still-inaccessible.html So this DRM system seems to have lasted 2003-2006. Then a year later you lose any

Re: [backstage] BBC Podcasts Including Music

2007-11-24 Thread James Cridland
On Nov 23, 2007 12:20 PM, Dave Crossland [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: [quoting me in April] It's possible for all our podcasts to be produced in Ogg Vorbis automatically, too. Indeed, all our on-demand audio is already encoded into Ogg Vorbis, for when it becomes a popular codec (and we're

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

2007-12-04 Thread James Cridland
$target; return You don't need to understand $target to work at the BBC\n; } print job_requirement(perl); ... so hasten yourself to www.bbc.co.uk/jobs now. -- James Cridland | Head of Future Media Technology, BBC Audio Music Interactive Room 718 | Henry Wood House | 3-6 Langham Place

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

2007-12-05 Thread James Cridland
On Dec 5, 2007 9:06 PM, Matthew Wood [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: Hello all - a quick word from the infamous Perl on Rails team itself Psst, Matt, nobody's reading these bits. They're too busy arguing about licences. Still, better that than nothing. Which reminds me - have we finished adding that

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

2007-12-06 Thread James Cridland
On Dec 6, 2007 2:23 PM, Dave Crossland [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: On 06/12/2007, Deirdre Harvey [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: Hurray for freedom. I'm sure you'll appreciate that that kind of disdain for users is not something the BBC is likely to go along with. Sadly the BBC has disdain for

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

2007-12-06 Thread James Cridland
On Dec 6, 2007 12:16 PM, Andy [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: On 05/12/2007, Matthew Wood [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: The delay is just a small-team-working-on-/programmes-and-trying-to-fit-it-all-in thing. Any chance of explaining what the BBC actually have to do when someone says let's open

[backstage] Google Charts API

2007-12-06 Thread James Cridland
Neat and possibly useful chart API from Google, released today: http://code.google.com/apis/chart/ If it's of any use, I've written a quick PHP encoding script for it, instead of the JavaScript version they offer: http://james.cridland.net/blog/2007/12/06/google-charts-api-using-php/ I've

Re: [backstage] Google Charts API

2007-12-06 Thread James Cridland
On Dec 7, 2007 12:15 AM, Michael Sparks [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: James Cridland wrote: ... As a note, this will be the second time that a member of my team has released code Third actually :-) (that I know of :) http://sourceforge.net/project/showfiles.php?group_id=122494package_id

Re: [backstage] Broadcasters to launch joint VoD service

2007-12-29 Thread James Cridland
And more importantly, why did you just send a suspicious file in you email? What are you doing sending .dat files anyway? For the record, Google Mail (or Gmail, if you're in the US) automatically threads every message in Backstage correctly; you can also use its excellent

Re: [backstage] Broadcasters to launch joint VoD service

2008-01-01 Thread James Cridland
On Dec 30, 2007 2:37 PM, Dave Crossland [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: Here's the full comment: It's sad to see that Linus Torvalds, one of the leading figures in the Free Software movement, doesn't really care for freedom. And it's even sadder that he resorts to insults, saying that those who *do*

Re: [backstage] Broadcasters to launch joint VoD service

2008-01-01 Thread James Cridland
On Jan 2, 2008 12:07 AM, Dave Crossland [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: On 01/01/2008, James Cridland [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: To me, this ... says that people shoudn't push the freedom idea onto others in a frothing-at-the-mouth way - not that people shouldn't care about freedom, nor that it's

Re: [backstage] BBC iplayer on exotic devices

2008-01-05 Thread James Cridland
On Jan 4, 2008 4:59 PM, Andy [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: On 04/01/2008, Ian Forrester [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: So if your building a iplayer for an exotic device platform, do get in touch. Quick questions: Adobe Flash is prohibited on non-PC systems, is the BBC suggesting we violate Adobe's

Re: [backstage] Fwd: [Gnash] Adobe EULA

2008-01-07 Thread James Cridland
something to help my team who work on podcasts. -- James Cridland | Head of Future Media Technology, BBC Audio Music Interactive Room 718 | Henry Wood House | 3-6 Langham Place | London W1B 3DF http://www.bbc.co.uk/radio | http://www.bbc.co.uk/music | http://www.bbc.co.uk/digitalradio

Re: [backstage] Fwd: [Gnash] Adobe EULA

2008-01-08 Thread James Cridland
On 08/01/2008, Martin Belam [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: I think 10% or 20% time is a great thing to allow not just developers, but many areas of the BBC, and I wished it had happened whilst I was there. Just a shame that if people get to know more widely about it you can be sure that the

Re: [backstage] BBC Podcasts Programme Guide...

2008-03-02 Thread James Cridland
On Thu, Feb 28, 2008 at 4:12 PM, Carlos Roman [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: Sorry, I don't work on iPlayer team so don't know if there is one or not. Maybe someone else on the list could. It's the desire of the iPlayer team to have an RSS feed on every page of the new UI, which is due end April

[backstage] A day in the life of a BBC Backstage widget

2008-03-02 Thread James Cridland
I posted here in September, talking about a BBC Weather widget I'd written using BBC Backstage data. If you're interested how it's done, I've just dropped a blog about it. (I believe dropping a blog is the new vernacular.) http://james.cridland.net/blog/2008/03/02/a-day-in-the-life-of-a-widget/

Re: [backstage] iPlayer DRM is over?

2008-03-14 Thread James Cridland
On Thu, Mar 13, 2008 at 9:41 PM, Iain Wallace [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: You basically have to send the exact same headers that an iPhone does, along with the BBC-UID. Fortunately someone emailed me a plain-text log of successful requests sniffed from his iPhone. I've used curl instead of wget

[backstage] Fun with your mobile

2008-03-14 Thread James Cridland
) is entirely free. Now, I need to go and write a blog post. -- James Cridland | Head of Future Media Technology, BBC Audio Music Interactive Room 718 | Henry Wood House | 3-6 Langham Place | London W1B 3DF MSN/GTalk:[EMAIL PROTECTED] http://www.bbc.co.uk/radio | http://www.bbc.co.uk/music

Re: [backstage] BBC Home Page broken

2008-03-15 Thread James Cridland
Those pages are as designed, incidentally: nobody will link to them that way (unlike a relocation). On Fri, Mar 14, 2008 at 6:16 PM, [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: Also, www.bbcnews.co.uk Chris -Original Message- From: [EMAIL PROTECTED] [mailto: [EMAIL PROTECTED] On Behalf Of Fox

Re: [backstage] DVB-H finally gets formal adoption by the EC (oh and vista SP1!)

2008-03-22 Thread James Cridland
Don't confuse the DAB IP telly stuff from BT Movio with proper telly over DAB. That standard is called T-DMB and it's excellent quality. It's in use in various places, including South Korea. The cold, dead hand of Microsoft goes nowhere near T-DMB. DVB-H is fine, as long as you don't mind

Re: [backstage] DVB-H finally gets formal adoption by the EC (oh and vista SP1!)

2008-03-25 Thread James Cridland
On Mon, Mar 24, 2008 at 9:49 PM, Christopher Woods [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: If you're interested in this stuff, then November should bring a really interesting day from The Radio Academy, called 'Radio at the Edge'. I'll be mentioning it ad nauseam later in the year, but thought I'd not turn

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