Tuesday, October 16, 2007

BBC iPlayer for Linux

In an article about free access to the BBC website via The Cloud is news that iPlayer is coming to Linux and the Mac by the end of the year. At least something like iPlayer - instead of downloading, the programmes are streamed in Adobe Flash format. I think this is a far better solution than having DRM encrusted files taking up hard drive space and is what iPlayer should have been to begin with. It looks like the streamed programmes will be embeddable in people's webpages, similar to YouTube.

And while most of that article is about the streaming version of iPlayer, a small section at the beginning states that the BBC's website will be available via The Cloud for free. Which is great for when you're sitting in a Weatherspoons waiting for your friends to turn up and you have your Nokia 770 on you.

via TechCrunch UK

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