In reply to recent comments about the lack of a media player and Cineroma in particular, I don't think the problem was ever lack of resources.
It was being demonstrated by Steve Potts at Wakefield in
2006, and it would massively increase the number of file
formats we can play on RISC OS machines if it was ever
However, the author has not been contactable by
email for a good two years, there have been no progress
reports and no announcements as to when it will be released.
The handful of people who have copies cannot pass them
on without the author's explicit authority and there is no way of contacting him.
I'd be quite happy to pay £30-40 for this product as is, but it seems I will never get the chance.
PERSONALLY I doubt whether the author has
ever intended to release Cineroma for RISC OS, and the expectation that he would has made things even worse by discouraging other programmers from developing
video players as well.
As somebody who has wasted a fair bit of time
trying to get permission to get a copy of this application for the last remaining schools that use RISC OS, if you're out there somewhere, Mr McEwan, reading this, please prove me WRONG !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!