Microsoft was due to take the full fat version of its video player out of beta today, treating UK viewers to high-end entertainment such as Skins, Shameless and The Young Ones. The MSN Video Player will offer around 1,000 hours of shows, according to New Media Age. Wife Swap and Peep Show will also be among the offerings, …
What was that saying again...
Endemol made their money shovelling shit (London sewers)...
and nothing really changes...
The Young Ones has aged badly
Wouldn't mind a look at Ripping Yarns and possibly some classic Who, though. Bottom is quite funny (if gross) on occasion. The Young Ones is best left in a cloud of nostalgia, though..
Left to nostalgia?
Vivian: "What do you do for a hangover?"
Mike: "Drink heavily the night before."
Still cracks me up...
I'm sure there are good moments
Overall, though, it really does look rather dated these days.
Blackadder (series 2), on the other hand, has barely aged.
*After* the show?
- This life enriching episode of Wife Swap was great! Want to go out?
- No, hold on, let's wait for the last ad to finish
30 sec ads?
Its still better than all satellite / cable TV channels. When watching some channels and some 'special' feature was on, like a movie less than five years old, you had to wait over 7 mins per ad break!! Then there were about six or seven for the course of the movie.
I wouldn't mind so much if all ads aren't so stupid and inane.
...better for the time being of course.
It would be useful if you could download WMV files like you can on iPlayer.
Doesn't like "Chrome" apparently
(trying to) watch on ubuntu on Chrome and the site says....:
"To experience the best MSN Video has to offer, we recommend a more recent browser such as Internet Explorer 8 or Firefox 3."
Nothing's playing yet - I think my version of flash is too old...
I can deal with the odd ad, but the quality is pretty unwatchable.
I'll stick to torrents, thanks.
Does it work on anything other than winblows?
"Not avaiable in your region"
So not only does the site apply the UK-only BBC licence, it adds insult to injury by foisting ads on the hapless viewers.
Looks like it's just the Beeb trying to squeeze extra income out of old shows via "outsourcing". Good luck to them, although I still think they'd sell more DVDs and VOD is they actually allowed furriners to watch at least the trailers (I kid you not, even BBC trailers are restricted viewing).
why flash? Doesn't work on my mobile, c'mon Microsoft, get tech-savvy, we know Ballmer's hip with the kidz
The Young Ones not available in America?
not available in my region
I tried to have a look, but everything is marked "Not available in your region". As my region is Hampshire, this can mean only one thing: Wessex has finally gained independence from the UK. Hurrah!
Quickly! Run and notify the Earl!