However, this morning, I did the whole thing in far less time, thanks in part to James Cridland's blog here.
Whilst I didn't have a lot of success with the Real Player and Helix, given that I'm using Firefox 3.0.1. However, there was one very useful posting here: -
Mark said at July 1st, 2008 at 8:11am
I’m not in any way a hacker so I don’t know how good this method is, but rather than installing yet another media player I’ve made files
VLC can use;I’ve uploaded the files; You can download them from http://www.tupple.net/radio/ I’ve done BBC1,2,3 and 4 and open any of them with vlc. It sometimes takes a few seconds to connect.
I skipped to the chase and opened up VLC ( goodness, I love that little player on Windows *AND* Linux ), and opened the MMS URL for Radio 4: -
mms://wmlive-acl.bbc.co.uk/wms/radio4/radio4_nb_e1s2?BBC-UID=74a7c929ba1d1db781e46027205005eb90d10a7f1040912444dfe8117ceae58f_n&SSO2-UID=Not sure who Tupple is but .... thanks !
I've now gone really librarian poo, and created a link to VLC with the above URL ( and have even added the BBC Radio 4 logo to boot ).
Hey, I'm happy ( and drinking coffee ) - what else can I say ?