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Apples "REAL" player

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Message 1 - posted by AtlanticMongrel (U1227380) , Sep 19, 2005

How come I can only use Apples "REAL" player if I want to listen on-line?

You used to have it so you could use Windows media player too, but that option seems to be gone.......

Is this a special deal you have struck up with Apple? Is this why your broadcasters mention I-Pod and Pod-Casting at every opportunity?

Is this also why "Apple" logos can bee seen in BBCs "Spooks", prominently displayed in fine, well lit close up????

Does the BBC have an "un-written" deal with Apple?
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Message 2 - posted by KC and his sunshine band (U1634220) , Sep 19, 2005

Is this also why "Apple" logos can bee seen in BBCs "Spooks", prominently displayed in fine, well lit close up????

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No. That's because "Spooks", although fiction, tries to be as accurate as possible (within the boundaries of drama), and the UK Security Services use Apple.

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Message 3 - posted by uncle_rupert (U1632384) , Sep 19, 2005

Is this also why "Apple" logos can bee seen in BBCs "Spooks", prominently displayed in fine, well lit close up????

No. That's because "Spooks", although fiction, tries to be as accurate as possible (within the boundaries of drama), and the UK Security Services use Apple.

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Rev, how do you know that the security services use Apple?? whistle

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Message 4 - posted by dunkreid (U1656214) , Sep 19, 2005

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Message 5 - posted by dunkreid (U1656214) , Sep 19, 2005

How come I can only use Apples "REAL" player if I want to listen on-line?

You used to have it so you could use Windows media player too, but that option seems to be gone.......

Is this a special deal you have struck up with Apple? Is this why your broadcasters mention I-Pod and Pod-Casting at every opportunity?

Is this also why "Apple" logos can bee seen in BBCs "Spooks", prominently displayed in fine, well lit close up????

Does the BBC have an "un-written" deal with Apple?

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Oops.
Read this...
www.bbc.co.uk/radio/...

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Message 6, Sep 19, 2005

This posting has been hidden during moderation because it broke the House Rules in some way.

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Message 7 - posted by dunkreid (U1656214) , Sep 19, 2005

How come I can only use Apples "REAL" player if I want to listen on-line?

You used to have it so you could use Windows media player too, but that option seems to be gone.......

Is this a special deal you have struck up with Apple? Is this why your broadcasters mention I-Pod and Pod-Casting at every opportunity?

Is this also why "Apple" logos can bee seen in BBCs "Spooks", prominently displayed in fine, well lit close up????

Does the BBC have an "un-written" deal with Apple?

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I heard on 5 live last night that the BBC are being investigated for "advertising" certain brands and products in their TV programs.

As for using mentioning "I-Pod and Pod-Casting at every opportunity", this is purely down to ignorance. There are, of course, a multitude of MP3 players that do not carry the I-Pod or Apple logo anywhere, but it's the same as hoover v. vacuum cleaner. Notice also that "Photoshop" has become a verb thanks to ignorant, ill-informed reporting. Competitors to Adobe (who produce Photoshop), such as Corel and Serif, must be holding their head in their hands and bemoaning the short-sighted, phrase-coigning, sound bite hungry tendencies of the media.

A little knowledge being a dangerous thing and all that..

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Message 8 - posted by 5 live hosts (U1645679) , Sep 19, 2005

Hi,

The BBC has a responsibility to distribute it's content to as many license fee payers as possible, but we must seek a cost effective way to do this - especially whilst there is no single audio-visual standard.

At present the cost of providing multiple formats is prohibitively high. We currently feel Real Player is the most appropriate solution, since it is freely available on the internet and can be installed on most operating systems. We also have a large archive of real format material and a resilient technical infrastructure necessary to support it.

However, the BBC is actively assessing new ways to distribute audio-visual material across the internet. We have initiated a number of trials and we are planning a new technical infrastructure which in the future will increase flexibility of our output.

Five Live Hosts

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Message 9 - posted by White Room (U1170984) , Sep 19, 2005

They are simply the best.
Apples and The BBC

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Message 10 - posted by 5 live hosts (U1645679) , Sep 19, 2005

I should also point out that RealPlayer is made by RealNetworks, Inc and is not an Apple product.

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Message 11 - posted by KC and his sunshine band (U1634220) , Sep 19, 2005

I should also point out that RealPlayer is made by RealNetworks, Inc and is not an Apple product.

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I wouldn't bother. Woofer will just deny it.

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Message 12 - posted by The Aardvark of Love (U1320360) , Sep 19, 2005

I should also point out that RealPlayer is made by RealNetworks, Inc and is not an Apple product.

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Yes, the Apple product would be Quicktime!

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Message 13 - posted by The Aardvark of Love (U1320360) , Sep 19, 2005

Macs are cool and sexy. That is why the BBC and the security services use them.

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Message 14 - posted by Quingo Mingo (U1743055) , Sep 23, 2005

And you don't get spyware on them ... seriously! Or malware and viruses.

I don't know why the BBC continues with Real Player. It is awful.

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Message 15 - posted by Rangemaster (U1654434) , Sep 25, 2005

I could not agree more Real Player is terrible, not because it is a bad player but because it is intrusive, mind they are all as bad now.

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Message 16 - posted by Span Ows (U1646714) , Sep 25, 2005

Also AM should know that apple product placement in TV and films is superb and the best I've ever seen - everyone in the movies always ha an apple and you always get to sse the logo side...

...besides being far better and having software that is problem free (compared to MS etc).

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