Parliment House Webcasting - limited access through proprietary formats
grail at goldweb.com.au
Tue Feb 19 16:35:02 EST 2002
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On Tuesday, February 19, 2002, at 03:18 , John Griffiths wrote:
> personally, as my office shares bandwidth at the telstra exchage I find
> webcasts to be a pox on creation.
Some people may want to keep an eye on what's happening, especially when
certain things are being discussed - such as the scuttling of a shipload
of illegal immigrants in Australian waters which resulted in children
being thrown overboard before the RAN could get lifeboats deployed.
Those people would benefit from at least having the choice between
RealPlayer and WMF. Why wasn't QuickTime mentioned, anyone?
Advocating freedom of choice shouldn't be limited to freedom to select
As for the bandwidth consumed - that's up to the end user to pay for,
surely? I'd love it if Telstra would go back to bandwidth-limited
instead of data-transfer limited accounts. At least then the greatest
consumers of bandwidth would be paying enough to keep that bandwidth
available. But I digress.
Thankyou for taking the time to point out that they are forcing people
to choose a particular operating system for the purpose of viewing the
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