[Wolves] iPlayer desktop on Ubuntu 10.04 not downloading shows

Alex Willmer alex at moreati.org.uk
Mon May 31 17:39:07 UTC 2010

On 31 May 2010 18:07, Political Penguin <fish at politicalpenguin.org.uk> wrote:
> 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?

They adopted a new DRM trick that made it more difficult, and that is
why get_iplayer was retired. The official BBC client, which is written
in Adobe AIR and enforces the 7-days-to-watch window still works. If
you're on i386 (32 bit) then you should be able to install the
official client by clicking the download link beneath any iPlayer
Alex Willmer <alex at moreati.org.uk>

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