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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).


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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: http://beebotron.org/ 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).


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