BBC News Gadget No Longer Works - Vista

  Itchy Fingers 14:36 05 Sep 2008

I am running a high spec self build PC with Vista Ultimate O/S.

I used to have the BBC News gadget running in the background, but about two months ago the mini screen went blank. I have tried reloading the gadget but this did not help.

Sometimes the screen shows a still of the BBC's red and white News 24 logo.

I have tried running this channel through Zattoo and it works fine.

Any ideas?

  Woolwell 17:22 05 Sep 2008

I cannot get it to work on my system either and it seems that we are not alone click here
I think that it may have been a prototype.

  Itchy Fingers 17:31 05 Sep 2008

Thanks for the link, it does support the view that it does not work on all systems. The strange thing is it did work for about six months and then it stopped! Was it a MS update? I don't know.

  Woolwell 17:46 05 Sep 2008

I cannot find any mention of it on the BBC site.

  Fingees 18:53 05 Sep 2008

I just download from

click here

Works for me.

  Woolwell 19:04 05 Sep 2008

But that's not the one that Itchy Fingers cannot get to work. There is another one as in my link earlier.

  anskyber 19:20 05 Sep 2008

If you meran the BBC News 24, now of course BBC News at click here it works for me.

  chub_tor 19:25 05 Sep 2008

I use UK Radio player click here it has 6 presets and works fine

  Itchy Fingers 10:03 06 Sep 2008

It would seem that it works on some but not other machines. I suspect that a security setting has been changed by another program which this gadget does not like. Unfortunately system and setting requirements are not published.

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