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Journal Journal: BBC iplayer

There's been a lot of talk recently about the BBCs iplayer.

There seems to be two key points:
- the use of DRM
- Available only for Windows.

I agree that DRM is a pain but can understand why it is necessary. The lack of cross platform player is more of a valid point.

I've found some interesting links about it:

Interview at backstage.bbc.co.uk
http://backstage.bbc.co.uk/news/archives/2007/10/iplayer_drm_and_1.html

An interesting blog post
http://www.currybet.net/cbet_blog/2007/11/bbc_telegraph_guardian_linux_users.php

The BBC internet blog (see several postings around the 6th of Nov)
http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/bbcinternet/

And this from someone at Guardian unlimited
http://www.completetosh.com/weblog/2007/11/02/big-in-linux/

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