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Old 01-24-2006, 06:14 AM   #1
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Human Dissections on TV


Recently, British TV (Channel 4) broadcast live dissections for the education of the general public about anatomy.

However, I missed a couple of them. Though Channel 4 broadcast the fact that they would be freely available to watch on their website at , I've been unable to get them to play.

So firstly, can anyone else out there get them to?
[Please note: though very educational, if you do get them to work, the shows "contain images some may find offensive". (But it's not that bad, really)].
I was just wondering whether the problem was with me, or with channel 4's website. (I'd like to be able to watch them before they get taken off the website. C4 help dpt. doesn't look like they'll be getting back to me any time soon).

Secondly, did anyone out there record them / manage to save the files from the website in e.g. xvid format? Watching them on the website would be great 'n all, but I'd like to be able to burn them to VCD so I can watch them again when they *do* get taken off the website.
So if anyone could help me with that, I'd be grateful.


[EDIT]: (By the way, I'm hoping to do medicine at college, and I find anatomy interesting... not some strange person who gets kicks out of looking at dead bodies)

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They play fine for me, using Firefox, mplayer and the mplayerplug-in plugin for Firefox.
Old 01-25-2006, 04:27 AM   #3
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Thanks. Didn't know if it was me or channel4.

I was actually trying to access it with a windows network (not at home: I don't have the internet at home). I'll try bringing in a Linux boot disk and see if the system admin will let me use it.

Does MPlayer let you save the clips to disk by the way?
(Internet Explorer wouldn't)
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Originally Posted by yekrahs
Does MPlayer let you save the clips to disk by the way?
(Internet Explorer wouldn't)
Yes, the most basic way (well, almost) is like this:
mplayer -dumpstream -dumpfile /home/jj/tv/autopsy/ep101.wmv mms://
I think the options used here require no further explanation, but you can read all about in in "man mplayer" if you want to know.
And thanks for the link by the way!


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