Listening to and recording bbc radio

  jz 21:43 18 Feb 05

I used to be able to listen to and record 'listen again' radio programmes by the BBC without using Realplayer. I learnt how to do this from this forum a year or so ago by using Jet Audio. I haven't listened to anything for months, and, having re-installed windows and Jet Audio on my PC, it no longer works. If I click on a programme, it tells me that I don't have the Realplayer installed. What's the trick I need to do to get it to use Jet Audio instead?

  Diodorus Siculus 22:20 18 Feb 05

Try realAlternative. It works for me: click here

  ashdav 01:41 19 Feb 05

go here click here
and install megacodec pack 1.16. It includes a Real player alternative and all the codecs you will need.

  ashdav 02:12 19 Feb 05

just noticed DS's link is for the same player but without the codecs. Still recommend it as it has always worked for me also.

  jz 21:41 24 Feb 05

Thanks for your replies (and sorry for the very late reply). I installed Real Alternative and it's all working fine with Jet Audio.

Any suggestions on what audio compression to use when recording? Around 30-45kbits per sec stereo speech and music seems about right, but which codec is best? Has anyone compared them for audio quality at a given bit rate?

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