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BBC iPlayer headed to Macs, Linux

Written by Andre Yoskowitz (Google+) @ 22 Dec 2008 1:12

BBC iPlayer headed to Macs, Linux The BBC has announced they have finally created a version of the popular iPlayer that will work on Mac and Linux computers.
Although Mac and Linux users have had the ability to stream content for over a year, downloads were not available. With the new BBC iPlayer Desktop, both operating systems will be able to handle both streaming and downloads.

The latest version "has been written with Adobe's AIR technology which aims to make it possible to create applications that can be downloaded to your computer, rather than just embedded in browser web pages as is possible with the widely used Flash software."

The iPlayer has come under fire in Europe from ISPs who claim that users of the service clog bandwidth.

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