BBC iPlayer Fun

Discussion in 'NZ Computing' started by Lawrence D'Oliveiro, Feb 26, 2010.

  1. So the BBC is activating a feature that will lock out open-source Flash
    players from accessing its iPlayer content
    <http://www.h-online.com/open/news/item/BBC-activates-iPlayer-Flash-verification-Locking-out-open-source-940515.html>.
    However:

    Some open source plug-ins get around SWF verification by transparently
    dropping the stream, reopening it and seeking to where it was before the
    "ping" came in, though this is potentially punishing on servers.

    In other words, this could end up hurting the BBC more than it does users of
    open-source Flash players...
     
    Lawrence D'Oliveiro, Feb 26, 2010
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  2. In message <hm8930$uq3$>, Lawrence D'Oliveiro wrote:

    > So the BBC is activating a feature that will lock out open-source Flash
    > players from accessing its iPlayer content ...


    More here
    <http://www.theregister.co.uk/2010/02/24/iplayer_xbmc_adobe_swf_verification/>.
    It appears open-source downloaders still work fine, only streaming clients
    are blocked. Which is only going to push people into doing more downloads...
     
    Lawrence D'Oliveiro, Mar 1, 2010
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