Trouble watching Royal Society video

Asked by cj on 2009-02-10

I am running 8.10 on amd64 processor. I like to watch videos from the Royal Society lectures but they will not run. The site says I should have real player or windows player. Could not install real player, got into right mix up. Understand that vlc should play windows player files. I get the following message when I try to run on windows player set up:
"An error has occured during the operation of Datpresenter. The error is defined as 'esObj is not defined'. Error code: Tue Feb 10 200921:23:52 GMT+0000(BST)_496.
Can anyone advise if this operation is possible?

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Tom (tom6) said : #1

Try Totem from the Applications - Sound&Video menu, there's a drop-down in it's side-panel that shows stuff from the BBC

Good luck with this
Regards from
Tom :)

Tom (tom6) said : #2

Oh weird, it all seems to be radio shows!!

Tom (tom6) said : #3

Hmmm, try these 3 links

On the download flash player page there's a tiny drop-down list about halfway down the page. Ubuntu is at the bottom of that.

Good luck and enjoy :)
Regards from
Tom :)


The royal institute lectures were on Channel 5 this year, not the BBC.

cj (colin-jeffcott) said : #5

Thanks boys, but I can get BBC iplayer programmes. You may be confusing the Royal Society ( with the royal institute. The Royal Society stream their public lectures, but as said I cannot find how to get them.
I will go and have a go with Totem and let you know how I get on.

cj (colin-jeffcott) said : #6

No luck with Totem. I have looked closer at the Royal Society site and it says you must be using real player to get broadcast on linux. Back to square one and trying to get real player to work!

Tom (tom6) said : #7

If you are still having trouble with this then please post it as a new question. Only the most recent questions tend to get looked at so posting/reposting a question just before america arrives online after work/school gives the best chance of getting a good few answers.

If the problem has been resolved then please follow the link to the forum thread and mark it as Solved.

Good luck and many regards from
Tom :)

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