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A World of Music on the latest iPlayer

PostPosted: Fri Sep 05, 2008 10:39 am
by Charlie
In answer to previous queries, you can now move backwards and forwards through the programme by using the slider at the bottom of the display.

Previously, you could jump forwards 5 or 15 minutes at time, but couldn't go backwards except by returning to the start of the programme.

Now there's no need to suffer through songs you don't like, and you can skip the spoken bits too.

There's a direct link from the World Service menu tab on the home page where the playlists in the left-hand column are up-to-date, showing covers of all the albums and weblinks to the applicable record labels.

PostPosted: Mon Sep 08, 2008 11:37 pm
by Janet M
This must be PC only - better get your techies to allow such things on a Mac please nicely.


PostPosted: Tue Sep 09, 2008 10:17 am
by NormanD
Janet, which browser do you use? I've got Firefox and Safari on this old Mac, so I tried the iPlayer on both. Firefox is perfect, no problems with either loading or fast-forwarding. Safari gets me nowhere - the page just sticks.

So, maybe use Firefox for this? If you are using Firefox as the browser, then foxed if I know.

PostPosted: Tue Sep 09, 2008 1:30 pm
by Janet M
I have been using Safari, but will try Firefox - anything but dready old IE

Thanks for that


PostPosted: Tue Sep 09, 2008 9:49 pm
by NormanD
I tried using Safari on a much newer, faster Mac Powerbook, and I have no problems with the iPlayer, or scrolling forward. Which OS are you using? This one is 10.5.4.

Yes, good idea to keep away from IE.


PostPosted: Tue Sep 09, 2008 10:07 pm
by Janet M
I'm on Tiger 10.4.11 - haven't bothered going to Leopard (if it ain't broke etc) and much prefer Safari to anything else, but am about to try Firefox.

PostPosted: Thu Sep 11, 2008 7:14 pm
by Ian A.
Janet M wrote:I'm on Tiger 10.4.11 - haven't bothered going to Leopard (if it ain't broke etc) and much prefer Safari to anything else, but am about to try Firefox.

I'm still on 10.4.11 (for same reasons) and the iPlayer works fine in Safari for me, with slider control as described by Charlie.

Can't get any office email at the moment though - router killed by power cut at lunch time (if only Mac made routers) and the new one not yet being recognised by our "service" provider. Can send but not receive. Maybe tomorrow . . .

PostPosted: Fri Sep 12, 2008 5:29 pm
by Charlie
David Flower wrote:any idea why this is down at the moment?

It isn't as down as it seems

Although it says 'not available' when you first arrive at the iPlayer, you can scroll through the presenters at the foot of the display until you get to my section, which leads you to the programme!

I have told the powers that be at the World Service, and hope they have time to sort it out before going home this evening

PostPosted: Fri Sep 12, 2008 6:01 pm
by David Flower
got it in the end . Safari wasn't playing, but Firefox served me up. Just in time

PostPosted: Sun Sep 14, 2008 8:26 pm
by Janet M
All working properly now, both on Firefox and Safari (dunno what happened there) currently listening to last weeks Radio 3 banquet.
Thanks to all with suggestions, Mac users are such a lovely bunch.

PostPosted: Mon Sep 15, 2008 4:32 pm
by Charlie
I reported the problems in listening to the Victor Uwaifo programme so late on Friday, that Mark Flashman in the technical department at the World Service had already gone for the weekend, so he could do nothing about it. This is his reply today:


Hi Charlie,

Sorry to hear that listeners have been having trouble getting the Uwaifo programme. I’ve checked with the Future Media folk and they have no record of problems with the audio. I know it may be tricky but it’s a great help here if we hear about problems (with dates and times) when people are having them, so we can check the audio before it gets overwritten with following prog. They can contact us from the bottom of your page (on the World Service sit) with details of the problems they’re having.

I’ve also tried to find your show in the iPlayer. It didn’t work when I missed the second “tâ€

Linux user can't access Media Player

PostPosted: Tue Sep 23, 2008 1:08 pm
by Charlie
email from stephen, auckland

i'm a big fan of charlie's show that i listen to via radio new zealand national.

i finally got around to finding this website hoping to catch up with part of the program i missed.

i was very disappointed and surprised to find it only available via windows media player.

i'm a linux user.

are there any plans to broaden the show's availability?