BBC iPlayer to be available for Macs !!

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  1. jont

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    That's excellent news. Wasn't there a petition for this?

    The BBC would have been foolish to ignore Mac and Linux users.
     
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    That's great news. Yes, there was a government petition online, which gained alot of support, and I hope that played some small part in swaying the BBC's mind.

    Now we need 4 O:D to follow suit.
     
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    Definitely!
     
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    Somehow, the idea of a BBC proprietary media player seems doomed to failure. We've already got 3 big multinationals battling it out (Microsoft, Apple, Adobe).

    I suppose what that means is "Microsoft's proprietary and closed DRM framework lets us impose complicated time expiring rights on a per item basis, but Apple's doesn't, even though it's available on both platforms." (i.e. DRM was more important to us than universal access, even though only the latter is in the BBC's charter)

    I supposse in turn that means iPlayer will be re-engineered to use Adobe Flash video. Or is there some other explanation?

    Maybe Apple's right; time expiring media and forcing your player to keep in two-way touch with Auntie to stop your content from dying is just a bad idea.
     

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