Friday, February 01, 2008

John Cleese's Spanking New Headcast

We're very pleased to announce John's new video series, Headcast, which can be found at http://headcast.co.uk.

It's a serious, searching look at the nature of perception and belief, and the ways in which reality is shaped by powerful men to suit their own agenda.

The full version costs $1.00 US - but this podcast is still free... !

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Blogger Kerry Liles muttered...

I purchased the full version of the headcast, but the video fails to appear in Windoze Media Player 11 on an XP-SP2 machine.

I've emailed webmaster at headcast.co.uk since I couldnt find any other contact info...

This video is dead I tell you.

5:35 PM  
Blogger Dean Whitbread muttered...

Sorry to hear that you are having problems. The file is Windows Media VC-1 video audio 9, which plays back on both PCs and Macs which have the up-to-date WMV codecs installed. You can download these from microsoft.com

5:49 PM  
Blogger Åsmund muttered...

I can't find anywhere that says "buy" or "download" at headcast.co.uk at all.

9:45 AM  
Blogger Kerry Liles muttered...

I can only get audio on all platforms I have tried (XP-SP2, Vista Home) etc. Despite blundering around trying to load codecs etc...

For those who dont realize, this is DRM content - Digital Rights Management - that aspect works ok: when I first open the file in Windblows Media player it asks for my account(email)/password and obtains proper certification for it.

I just get no video (God, I *hope* there is supposed to be video?!?)

I'm happy I paid only $1 for this DRM adventure...

4:33 PM  
Blogger Dean Whitbread muttered...

Hi Kerry,

Yes, there is video! Some people have experienced problems in playback similar to yours. Åsmund - this is why the video is offline temporarily while we resolve the issue.

Brightcove have offered to help resolve our problems, so please email bc_support@brightcove.com - and if they can't help you, let us know and we'll gladly refund your dollar.

5:11 PM  
Blogger Kerry Liles muttered...

Cheers Dean!! I'll try emailing the support address you quoted. No worries.

I dont care about my dollar - hell, Mr.Cleese has made me laugh so many times (and continues to do so) that a mere dollar doesn't even start the thank-you engine!

Keep up the good work. The only recommendation I would have is to use some platform-agnostic format like divx and forget about DRM (but that's just me...)

TRUE fans of J.C. (not Jesus Christ) would gladly contribute.

5:23 PM  
Blogger Molly muttered...

Hi Guys,
You still working with The Podcast Network on this venture?
Molly

6:13 AM  
Blogger Kerry Liles muttered...

I see now there are apparently QuickTime versions too - how can I now download a working version??

Spend another dollar?

5:05 PM  
Blogger Kerry Liles muttered...

Well, I coughed up another dollar for the .mp4 version and that worked a treat on my XP Pro-SP3 machine... "Hello Potters..." and video as well!

thanks!!!

3:36 AM  

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