Hehehe, I am just home alone. Nobody to bother me with wanting their share of the one TV ... A prosperous New Year! Gerrit
Gerrit, Thanks so much for the fascinating documentary. What a beautiful voice Andrea Bocelli has & what a marvellous character. Rivetting stuff. Marianne & I both watched it. Helps very much in understanding Hayley's path too.
Happy 2008 to you too Gerrit. Graeme
The loveliest, sweetest flower that bloomed in paradise, and the first that died, has rarely blossomed since on mortal soil. It is so frail, so delicate, a thing, it is gone if it but look upon itself; and she who ventures to esteem it hers proves by that single thought she has it not. Humility - Fry
Thanks Gerrit, it's very helpful to people living outside the UK to have your version available when the BBC don't allow it (grrr!). This must have taken you a very long time to prepare convert and upload so thanks for telling us.
For UK members, it may be helpful to remind them about the BBC's excellent "watch again" facility, most of their programmes are available at very good quality (far better than YouTube) for 7 days after broadcast.
Even better, you can install the BBC download software (free, quick and easy) and have the programmes available to watch on your computer for a month, or 7 days after you first view them. The download files are about 600 MB for a one hour show so you need a fast connection but the quality is as near as makes no difference to DVD quality - even at full-screen; it's simply superb.
Andrea's documentary is available to watch or download by UK viewers for five more days from here and to be honest, when I watched it last night, I was astounded at the clarity of the video and audio. BBC say they are negotiating to make a much broader range of programmes available outside the UK.
To stay on topic, we should continue any discussion about the BBC "watch again" service in the Off Topic board.
Actually, I think it was only 15 minutes of my time: - copy the recording from Hard disk recorder to computer - select the right settings for audio - video synchronisation and conversion from MPEG2 to AVI using VirtualDubMod and VirtualDub (after the computer was stamping for about 8 hours unattended) - Use Windows Movie Maker to convert the resulting AVI to WMV (after which the computer was stamping for about 45 minutes unattended) - upload, and add a link to the Andrea Bocelli page.
By the way, for people having problems with the download, I have added a free download manager to the page - it is called "Free Download Manager" .....