Just downloaded The Planets in HD From BBC IMP.
Yeah - I'm still waiting for my user name and password too. There was an email a week or so ago saying they were giving access bit by bit... sounds like they are having problems.dodgyd said:The people running this trial for the BBC are a bunch of incompetents. I've had nothing but trouble so far, and I still don't have the username/password or the link to the application. It's making the BBC look a little amateurish :|
Did it never air in HD, or did it just not air in the UK in HD? Most of the BBC shows that are being produced in HD are aired in HD in the US or Japan - and the co-producers pay for the extra costs of HD production as part of the deal.rogeralpine said:What size is this? (and what's the run time?)
I'd love to check out some HD stuff from the Beeb. As this never aired in HD, why are they making it available to download? Are they likely then to incorporate a HD download section for other material - seems odd that this single programme has been selected.
Never heard of this till you posted the link. looks very interesting. Does this use Torrents as the transport then, or just standard server downloads? I read that the BBC were looking into torrent downloads as a way of distributing programs online.RyanK said:Just downloaded The Planets in HD From BBC IMP.
Suprised their not working through Windows DRM , Would seem a sensible way to do it. Otherwise do CNN get their own player, ITV, SKY , where does it end.stevebrowne said:I got my sign in details and have downloaded a few things. I tried Waking the Dead, which got both parts, but the image is simply not as good as the recording of the same episodes I have on Sky+. And with that I can record to DVD, turn into a divx file and play across my ocal network on my Xbox using xbmc.
I have a Snazzio Net Cinema HD in preparation for my 506XDE, as the Xbox won't play back HD material, whereas the Snazzio will, but there is no way to get the iMp downlaods onto my TV/plasma without moving the PC that it's installed on, or using a geet big VGA lead.
When I try and playback the DRM protected files from my laptop it tells me that I can only use iMP to playback.
That essentially kills any benefit of iMP for me. I'm not going to sit in front of my PC and watch TV if I can't then use other devices in my house. Maybe the DRM licence should take my public IP or subnet into account or something, as I'm not talking about distributing the stuff, nor making it last past the built-in content expiry - just the ability to playback from another computer in another room.
Can I install the iMP player more than once but point to the same downloads directory? Hmm... I'll try that. Then I can use Laptop with iMP playback on the plasma, and leave the main PC to download the iMP files.
I tried that, I have iMP installed on my main pc and on my lounge pc.stevebrowne said:Can I install the iMP player more than once but point to the same downloads directory? Hmm... I'll try that. Then I can use Laptop with iMP playback on the plasma, and leave the main PC to download the iMP files.
dodgyd said:It's 958MB and runs for 50minutes at 2713kbps. It doesn't have the characteristic sharpness of other HD content I have seen (US TV shows etc) from the 'usual' places. To be honest, it's a little disappointing though slightly sharper than conventional TV.
I'll have a go at ripping the DRM if someone lends me there username and password. anyone?...dodgyd said:I tried that, I have iMP installed on my main pc and on my lounge pc.
The content that is stored on my main pc won't play on my lounge pc no matter what I try (even via the iMP player). I've got both installations pointing to the same drives (mapped in Windows) and that doesn't work either.
I think this implementation of DRM is too strict.
iMP will not offer a comparable SD picture quality to Sky digital because:stevebrowne said:the image is simply not as good as the recording of the same episodes I have on Sky+.