WS podcast sideffect, was Re: Grenfell Tower podcasts
s_byers666 at yahoo.co.uk
Mon Mar 25 23:51:08 PDT 2019
Re: top and tail adverts.
Surely advertising is against the BBC Charter - in tne UK anyway.
But when we were in Malta recently the BBC News website was heavily advertising Vodaphone and even after reporting these intrusions to Google they persisted and took up much of the screen display.
And I do know that BBC World Service on t.v. is also heavily contaminated by such inane adverts. .
On Mon, 25/3/19, Jim web <web at audiomisc.co.uk> wrote:
Subject: WS podcast sideffect, was Re: Grenfell Tower podcasts
To: get_iplayer at lists.infradead.org
Date: Monday, 25 March, 2019, 15:29
In article <e8b77ac1-7f2f-be81-1919-190d9692b561 at zoho.com>,
<richard22j at zoho.com>
> Why do you need to use
get_iplayer? Click the link in your email.
> Click the link to the episode you
want to download. Click Download.
> Select Higher quality or Lower
quality. Choose where to download it.
> If you really want to use
> get_iplayer --pid p066rd9t
--pid-recursive --type radio
This prompts me to ask a question about
the way 'podcasts' in some cases
seem to inconsistently be 'replacing'
versions of the broadcast versions.
Particularly for the World Service.
Using the standard 'radio' method some
examples now give me the 'podcasted
version' with some kind of top-and-tail
adverts or glue-ons which weren't
aired via conventional radio. This
seems to happen, or not, with no warning
On some recent occasions the standard
attempt to fetch fails. Instead I get
told to use hafmed, haflow, or
I've not yet experimented further but
then find that using the 'download'
icon on the relevant programme's wepage
offers me only a 128kbps (or lower)
mp3 *NOT* a 320k aac file.
I can't recall specific examples as
I've not yet made notes. But one of the
short 'More or Less' snippets on WS
last week did the latter.
Anyone else encountered this or got to
the bottom of it? Are there now BBC
radio programs which can't be obtained
as 320k aac or 'as broadcast'? Or is
this a confused side-effect of the
desperate rollout of 'Sounds'. Or do I
mean "Zounds!" as it seems a bit like
going back into the past?... :-)
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