This issue of conent not playing doesn’t happen on all video/audio on the sports site, it only appears to happen on the live football related links I've seen so far. For example tonight (08.02.12) at 9.30pm-ish I gave the new sports site another go and tried to click on the ‘BBC Radio 5 live’ link prominently placed on the sports homepage. The link title was: ‘5 live Sport: Capello reaction, plus FA Cup & SPL updates’
Other live steaming video and the pre-recorded video works fine. This page for example: http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/0/football/16953727 (entitled: ‘Reaction to Fabio Capello's resignation LIVE’ and sub-headed with: ‘The latest as Fabio Capello resigns from his position as England manager’). This page, for a period, showed live feed from BBC news 24, I was watching it whilst the live reporting text about Capello was appearing below it. This live stream played just fine.
Here’s an example of the pre-recorded video on the site at the same time which played without trouble: Link title: Shearer surprised by Capello resignation Link address: http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/0/football/16955474
Additionally, If I go direct to the 5 Live website I can watch or listen to 5 live here: http://www.bbc.co.uk/5live/webcam/videocam/ or here: http://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/console/bbc_radio_five_live without any problem.
So the issue is definitely with the links through from the new sports home page to the 5 Live feed and some other live links that were on during the weekend’s Premier League action. I can’t recall if that was also a link to 5 Live at the weekend or whether it was the 'Final Score' live video feed. Either way there is a big problem there via the new sports site where there was never an issue with the old site.
In reference to the links on the sports homepage about 'LIVE' Premier League or football, I'll have to wait until the weekend to see if the same links appear again during the matches and post links back here.
Cait, thanks for creating a new forum here for people to leave comments, but there really should be an obvious link to get here to comment from the sports homepage. I never knew these various editor blogs existed. I only discovered them by accident when Googling for solutions to the problems I have been having with the new site. I am absolutely positive there are many, many more people out there like me who would like to comment about the new site but have no idea where or how.
So, if you are genuinely interested in licensee fee payer's feedback then place an obvious link to this blog on the sports homepage, entitled something like 'Comment about the new site'. Something as obvious as the over-sized 'GOSSIP' link already there.
Personally I don't think these multiple blogs are the right, or best, way to allow the public to feedback about the new site but in the lack of anything better this should be at least made easily accessible to people.