[sclug] capturing audio output of browsers?

John Stumbles sclug at yaph.org.uk
Wed Nov 5 13:10:19 UTC 2008

David Given wrote:
> John Stumbles wrote:
> [...]
>> But if it's flash don't you get a /tmp/Flash* file you can ln to
>> something persistent and save, as you can with youtube videos etc?
> You used to, but not any more (as I discovered trying to capture the
> _Dirk Gently_ series off iPlayer).

If it's BBC iPlayer than it's supposed to be still available as a Real 
Audio stream for the benefit of visually impared users for whom the 
Hotblack Desiato colour-schemed iPlayer is unusable. Often, however, the 
Real stream versions aren't available - showing, I suppose, how much the 
Beeb really cares, in practice, for its less advantaged users (as 
opposed to it putting up suave web pages saying how much it does care). 
And any attempts to communicate with Auntie's droids on the subject 
might as well be conducted with /dev/s null or random :-(.

John Stumbles                                       http://yaph.org.uk

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