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rory.donohue at heanet.ie writes:
> We were asked by the organisers to provide a live stream of the event.
> However we provide our streaming service using Windows Media
> Encoder and unfortunately even though these streams can be viewed
> by anyone using mplayer etc. the organisers have canceled their request
> for a live stream of the event due to some RMS complications :)
> We hope no-one is overly inconvenienced by this, however the situation
> is out of our hands.
TBH, I can see his point.
Listening to these on linux is only possible by infringing various MS
patents and licenses, after all, and MS are moving their multimedia tech
towards a more DRM-friendly model, in which running under emulation,
patching, or otherwise using components that are not part of a Trusted
Computing Base when playing the video/audio are rejected by the DRM model.
MS have already intimidated one Linux video software developer regarding
infringement of one of their patents.
As a result, it's pretty unlikely that Linux support for MS video formats
will be available permanently...
> > I'm of course assuming that they won't be just limiting the feed to
> > their own network but will also allow joe public to listen in if they
> > have the bandwidth.
>> Normally the feed is free for download by anyone who has the bandwidth
...where? (I have the b/w and would like to listen to it. ;)
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