I just did some more in-depth testing on my end. My first test with the BBC was by clicking on the "Watch/Listen to BBC News" on the main page. That method works just fine.
Checking further into the site, I clicked on the "One Minute World News" link. Up popped some choices for quality and player. In between tests, I cleared my cookies and cache. These are my test results:
High Quality + Windows Media Player = attempts to play, but fails.
Standard Quality + Windows Media Player = grainy and choppy, but plays.
High Quality + Real Player = excellent playback.
Standard Quality + Real Player = grainy and choppy, but plays.
So, since I had the best result from High Quality + Real Player, that might be the correct combination for you to test. There is the option to play in a stand-alone player, but I did not go that far. I just wanted to help verify that Mint 5 does provide great playback on the BBC. Please test this out and post back with your results. Good luck!
CavalierBob wrote:I'm going to guess you got a bunch of updates after the install. Have you tried to reboot?
rivenought wrote:Not sure what to tell you guys. I just tested it again and the BBC played for me. Once I chose High Quality + Real Player, the One Minute World News stated on a count of five. You can see my system specs in the signature - absolutely nothing fancy.
Once I did the clean install, I have run only updates through mintUpdate. I have levels 1, 2, and 3 enabled, as well as the dist-upgrade option checked. I have not done any updates via Synaptic. I have not even opened Synaptic up on this machine. I even checked with my old Dell 4300. It works, as well.
Have you clicked on the refresh button a few times in the mintUpdate? Sometimes it takes an extra click to load an update. Other than logging out and back in, or rebooting, not sure what else to tell you. I just know everything works for me. Maybe you can backtrack and see where your install is different from mine. Good luck.
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