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Re: Linux / Debian / Ubuntu

On Tue, 31 May 2005 21:37:28 -0700, Stephen Birch <sgbirch@imsmail.org> wrote:
> Darren Salt(linux@youmustbejoking.demon.co.uk)@2005-05-31 21:49:
> > For those who've missed the first three broadcasts today, there's one more at
> > 01:05 GMT; also see <URL:http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/technology/1478157.stm>.
> Why on earth does the BBC force its listeners to all hit its servers
> at the same time.  Doesn't make sense at all, why not ogg the program
> up and put it on its servers so the audience can listen when they
> want.

Huh? You can listen to the programme any time you like. (Admittedly you're
restricted to RealPlayer or Windows Media Player, but at least there are
cross-platform players available for RealPlayer.)

> Okay, so I know the answer.  The BBC is still coming to grips with the
> idea that "boradcasting" is dead.  The tech generation wants to time
> and space shift programming to a convenient time/location.

You can do exactly that. The vast majority of the BBC's radio output is
available to listen to whenever you want, up to a week after broadcast,
and has been for some time.


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