[clug] ANU Lecture Recordings
tony at bakeyournoodle.com
Tue Mar 11 23:09:06 GMT 2008
On Wed, Mar 12, 2008 at 08:46:43AM +1100, Pilcher, Fred wrote:
> #1 daughter is in her first year at ANU this year. She missed lectures
> yesterday and tried to download them from the ANU's site, without
> success, so called to Dad for help. The system is an abomination. The
> recordings are only available as streaming Real Audio - they can't be
> downloaded, the system doesn't recognose Firefox as a browser, and what
> should be a simple HTML page is so thoroughly java-infested that I
> couldn't but shake my head in bewilderment.
I'm sure this dosn't help you very much but when I was a student at ANU
(2 years ago) the system work fine with my linux systems.
If it's not working now can I suggest you try:
a) Install something like DownloadHelper:
you to easily download the .ram (or .rpm) files
b) If realplayer wont play them off disk then use mplayer to convert
the realmedia into an mp3/ogg/flac/wav and play that.
Sure it's a pain and AFAICT a major regression on behalf of the ANU wide
information services staff, but it shouldn't be that hard to work around
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