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ACT Assembly starts streaming and podcasting, sort of

By johnboy 11 October 2006 9

Thanks to Fiona for the heads-up, Wayne Berry has put up a little note that the Assembly is not only going to start streaming video, but also podcasting the Socratic wonder of the ACT’s question time debate.

It’s just a shame my totally up to date iMac can’t view the video format, and the audio isn’t in an RSS feed so is not actually, in any way, a podcast, just an online audio file.

But points for trying I suppose.

Can anyone actually see anything on that page other than Wayne’s message and a system requirement?

UPDATED: Silly me, you get to the video by clicking on Wayne’s head, then knowing you’re not in “ACTGOV” whatever the hell that is. Intuitive much.

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bonfire 10:07 am 12 Oct 06

“The material shall not be used for:
the purpose of satire or ridicule; “

Well thats me out then…

bonfire 10:06 am 12 Oct 06

have these softheads heard of ‘standards’.

if its a podcast – then it should be at least an mp3 and at least playable on an ipod, or a mac.

as soon as idiot outsourced it depts rid themslves of this troublesome menace (windows) and go to non-proprietary hardware/software the better.

johnboy 9:14 am 12 Oct 06

But not a definition widely known outside of the ACT Government.

edlang 9:10 am 12 Oct 06

It worked for me™.

If you’re in the ACTGOV domain you can connect to a machine inside the ACT Government’s intranet. If you’re outside the ACTGOV domain, you connect to a world-accessible machine.

johnboy 11:23 pm 11 Oct 06

Thanks futto, it bugged the hell out of me too.

futto 11:18 pm 11 Oct 06

wiki link

They should read it.

im not normally a definition nazi, but this just shits me as its embarassing.

johnboy 8:41 pm 11 Oct 06

Bugger me, of course you click the speaker’s face to stream the assembly!

Interesting they have a separate acceptance for people in the ACT Government.

Sadly I can’t legally access it for the purposes of satire or ridicule which, aside from violating my fair use rights, makes it almost entirely useless to reasonable human beings.

miz 8:20 pm 11 Oct 06

There is a ‘click to start’ under the Speaker’s mug shot (this was not apparent at first) – leading to an ‘accept’ page – which in turn leads to Windoze MP showing a lovely shot of the (empty) Assembly.

FYI I am running Safari on OSX 10.4.8.

kaydo 6:19 pm 11 Oct 06

I enjoyed this a little too much. Seems the MP3 is embedded in the page that they (eventually) link to: (removed for readability) embed src=”060921.mp3″ type=”audio/wav” hidden=”true” autostart=”true”. Didnt work on my XP/IE combo, but all things fun are blocked on my work connection so you never know.

Seriously though, if you’re going to do it, why approach it in such an odd manner?

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