Managed to download a file; it doesn’t block so badly at 5pm. Can’t get the file to play in any way, shape or form. There is, however, a solution. What you do is click on the "download to windows media player" link. This gives you a straight forward URL from which you can http download. This is actually better, in many ways. You can use what ever download manager you like, including a vaguely capable one. You don’t have to guess which file is which as you did before. And as soon as some one has worked out how to pull the URLs out of the BBC’s UI, we should be able to circumvent the entire process of going to their website.

So, perhaps it’s not all doom and gloom after all.

Originally published on my old blog site.