[Wolves] iPlayer desktop on Ubuntu 10.04 not downloading shows

Political Penguin fish at politicalpenguin.org.uk
Mon May 31 17:05:43 UTC 2010

----- Original message -----
> On 31 May 2010 17:36, davmor2 <davmor2 at davmor2.co.uk> wrote:
> > However it won't download
> > > the actual data, the rate sits at 0 b/s, the status sits at 'Download
> > > Paused' whether I click Pause or Resume. Any ideas anyone?
> > > 
> > > Alex
> > Alex didn't this get blocked by the BBC?
> No. get_iplayer got blocked, it was a third-party open source (perl?)
> script used by the likes of XBMC and MythTV. I'm trying to use the
> official BBC client, which is an Adobe AIR application.
> > Try watching it from the web based version instead.
> I did, that continues to work fine. I was hoping to watch the download
> version because it's higher bit-rate.
> -- 
> Alex Willmer <alex at moreati.org.uk>
> http://moreati.org.uk/blog

Didn't the BBC adopt a new form of locked down DRM from Adobe recently that effectively renders it impossible for open source third party clients to use the download and play locally functionality?

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