User: Password:
Subscribe / Log in / New account

Minorish correction.

Minorish correction.

Posted Nov 20, 2008 19:41 UTC (Thu) by dw (subscriber, #12017)
Parent article: BBC opens a little more content for Linux

"iPlayer (proprietary Windows software full of DRM technology)"

I'm not sure how up to date you are, or whether as a Mac user I've just never been given a link to the Windows software, but as a regular iPlayer viewer I've personally never seen it.

On this (Windows) machine and OS X, clicking on the iPlayer on the BBC web site loads a Flash application.

It is still correct to say the resulting programs are sent under DRM (using some proprietary Adobe media streaming software).

(Log in to post comments)

Minorish correction.

Posted Nov 20, 2008 22:05 UTC (Thu) by robertknight (guest, #42536) [Link]

I believe that iPlayer comes in two varieties, the Flash application and the Windows Media based one. The later includes DRM, I don't think the former does.

Minorish correction.

Posted Nov 24, 2008 4:03 UTC (Mon) by wookey (subscriber, #5501) [Link]

I've failed to get iplayer to work with gnash - and indeed have been avaioding the beeb entirely recently because something about the video they put on news articles kills epihpany-browser/firefox completely. So I was miffed when the old radioplayer got turned into iplayer so I couldn't use the radio either with free software.

However I did discover the beebotron recently: which gives lovely simple links to ram files you can play with whatever you damn well like instead of having to jump through the multi-layer hoops of iplayer (have you looked at the code for it? - it's monstrous). (This is radio only, but that's fine by me).

Copyright © 2018, Eklektix, Inc.
Comments and public postings are copyrighted by their creators.
Linux is a registered trademark of Linus Torvalds