January 10, 2006
I was so excited about this, I plain forgot to blog it -- The Royal Institution Christmas Lectures 2005 (AKA 'my most recent series') appeared on the bootleg file-sharing networks. I'm so proud.
I found them at the ever-handy UKNova; here are the first four lectures, and the fifth. They're torrents; if you've not done that before, you'll need a BitTorrent client like (Java, cross-platform) Azureus or (Mac users) BitsOnWheels. Feed it the .torrent file, and wait... it'll take a while.
To view the video, you'll need a player like VLC. I've not quite got my head around the whole DivX video thing -- I thought it was just an open-source MPEG4-compliant encoder, but quite often the files don't play in supposedly-MPEG4-compliant viewers like QuickTime Player or RealPlayer. VLC usually copes, thankfully.