media players and browser plugins, KDE 4.3

Steve yorvik.ubunto at
Thu Oct 1 14:49:40 UTC 2009

On Thu, 01 Oct 2009 15:19:51 +0100, O. Sinclair <o.sinclair at>  

>> Oh yeah, here's the URL for BBC's install for Linux.
>> If you're running 64bit, then you'll want to read the notes. Ric
> quote:
> Sorry, downloading from BBC iPlayer is only available in the UK (why?).
> and why goes:
> The BBC uses Geo-IP technology to identify where your are based on the
> location of your internet service provider (ISP). This ensures that only
> internet users in the UK can enjoy programmes on BBC iPlayer - you can
> read our advice to find out more about on-demand rights.
> If you download a programme to your laptop or a portable hard drive, you
> can watch this wherever you are in the world. However, you will only be
> able to download new programmes once you return to the UK.
Licencing issuse I should imagine, along with the fact that the BBC is  
paid for by UK residents with the television licence.


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