BBC Website and Win Media Player

  Fatbelly 13:44 24 Feb 2003

Hi all,
I run Win Xp Home.
I use Win Media player 8 to view Video and Music Clips etc.

My problem is this whenever I try to download News clips from the BBC News Website the download goes fine but whenever I try to view the clips via my Media Player it says that the clip cannot be viewed because it is a unsupported format.

Can any one help me out

Many Thanks Fatbelly

  powerless 13:50 24 Feb 2003

Could you provide a link for us to see what you are trying to view?

However i think you need realplayer to view the clips of the beeb...

click here

  cracker23 13:53 24 Feb 2003

you need to download Real Player.Some where on the bbc page you'll find "real media" click on that & it will take you to their home page. at the bottom of the page you will find the free real one player

  jazzypop 13:55 24 Feb 2003

Sadly, the BBC has decided to provide its digital output in RealPlayer format, as Powerless says.

WMP cannot display / play Real's file formats. The BBC provide links to Real players - just look carefully on the BBC page where you are trying to view clips from, you will see a link for a player (often under Help / difficulties in playing clips).

  Stuartli 14:56 24 Feb 2003

The BBC has been using RealPlayer's variants and RealOne for a number of years.

  Fatbelly 16:44 24 Feb 2003

Thanks to everyone, I will get RealPlayer


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