9 thoughts on “John Cleese’s Spanking New Headcast

  1. I purchased the full version of the headcast, but the video fails to appear in Windoze Media Player 11 on an XP-SP2 machine.

    I’ve emailed webmaster at headcast.co.uk since I couldnt find any other contact info…

    This video is dead I tell you.

  2. Sorry to hear that you are having problems. The file is Windows Media VC-1 video audio 9, which plays back on both PCs and Macs which have the up-to-date WMV codecs installed. You can download these from microsoft.com

  3. I can only get audio on all platforms I have tried (XP-SP2, Vista Home) etc. Despite blundering around trying to load codecs etc…

    For those who dont realize, this is DRM content – Digital Rights Management – that aspect works ok: when I first open the file in Windblows Media player it asks for my account(email)/password and obtains proper certification for it.

    I just get no video (God, I *hope* there is supposed to be video?!?)

    I’m happy I paid only $1 for this DRM adventure…

  4. Hi Kerry,

    Yes, there is video! Some people have experienced problems in playback similar to yours. Ã…smund – this is why the video is offline temporarily while we resolve the issue.

    Brightcove have offered to help resolve our problems, so please email bc_support@brightcove.com – and if they can’t help you, let us know and we’ll gladly refund your dollar.

  5. Cheers Dean!! I’ll try emailing the support address you quoted. No worries.

    I dont care about my dollar – hell, Mr.Cleese has made me laugh so many times (and continues to do so) that a mere dollar doesn’t even start the thank-you engine!

    Keep up the good work. The only recommendation I would have is to use some platform-agnostic format like divx and forget about DRM (but that’s just me…)

    TRUE fans of J.C. (not Jesus Christ) would gladly contribute.

  6. I see now there are apparently QuickTime versions too – how can I now download a working version??

    Spend another dollar?

  7. Well, I coughed up another dollar for the .mp4 version and that worked a treat on my XP Pro-SP3 machine… “Hello Potters…” and video as well!


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