media players and browser plugins, KDE 4.3

Muzer muzerakascooby at gmail.com
Thu Oct 1 17:21:36 BST 2009


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Steve wrote:
> On Thu, 01 Oct 2009 15:19:51 +0100, O. Sinclair <o.sinclair at gmail.com>  
> wrote:
> 
> 
>>> Oh yeah, here's the URL for BBC's install for Linux.
>>> http://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/install/
>>> 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.
> 
Yeah, we pay for it out of our TV license so we don't have adverts :)

Though if you don't have a TV licence you can still use iPlayer, so
yeah, not an infallible system ;)

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