Watching YouTube videos on RISC OS (updated)

While we all love RISC OS and its user interface, we all know that it is not an operating system without problems and deficiencies, because it simply hasn’t kept up with the main platforms in a number of areas – and one such area is access to online video streaming services such as YouTube. However, all is not lost – if you have a suitable computer, there is a software solution for viewing YouTube videos on RISC OS.

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Midlands User Group delves into shared files – 16th November

The Midlands User Group (MUG) looked at the various means of accessing network connections wirelessly at their September meeting, and had intended to move neatly from that onto the subject of sharing data and files with other computers, even other platforms. However, limited time meant the meeting only covered the connectivity options, and didn’t touch on file sharing at all – so that has been settled on as a topic in its own right for the next meeting, which will take place on Saturday, 16th November.

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News nybble: Midlands User Group hardware workshop – 16th March

The next Midlands User Group meeting, which will take place at 2:00pm on Saturday, 16th March, will be a hardware repair workshop, featuring practical demonstrations from some members, as well as hints and tips for dealing with general hardware issues. There is a small entrance fee to cover costs, and refreshments will be available – and the venue to head for is: The Methodist Church Hall,Greenhill,Blackwell,Bromsgrove,B60 1BL. Please note: This will probably be the last meeting at that venue – so keep an eye out for news of a new…

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AMCOG Games to visit users in the Midlands this Saturday

The Midlands User Group (MUG) will next meet on Saturday, 17th November, and their guest speaker will be Tony Bartram of AMCOG Games. Tony only became a RISC OS user a few years ago, released his first game for the platform in 2015. Since then he has built up quite a catalogue of titles, covering several different genres, with the latest addition being a top-down racing game called Stunt Drivers.

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Midlands User Group’s September meeting cancelled

The next meeting of the Midlands User Group, which was originally planned for Saturday, 15th September, has had to be cancelled due to unforeseen circumstances. The group usually meets on the third Saturday of every ‘odd’ month, so the next scheduled meeting is Saturday, 17th November. Tony Bartram of AMCOG Games is expected to appear as the guest speaker for the November meeting, subject to confirmation closer to the date – so keep your eye out for an announcement as that date draws near.

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