[ubuntu-uk] The BBC Launches Wiiplayer??? WHAT!?
ubuntu at orangesquash.org.uk
Wed Apr 9 18:19:41 BST 2008
On Wed, Apr 09, 2008 at 05:49:44PM +0100, Kris Douglas wrote:
> On Wed, Apr 9, 2008 at 5:46 PM, Alan Pope <alan at popey.com> wrote:
> > On Wed, Apr 09, 2008 at 05:38:12PM +0100, Kris Douglas wrote:
> > > Ok, so now they are making that stupid TV player work on the Wii too
> > > now, they are just avoiding us Linux users.
> > >
> > > http://www.theinquirer.net/gb/inquirer/news/2008/04/09/bbc-launches-iplayer-wii
> > >
> > > It cannot be that hard to create the content/application necessary for
> > > allowing playback of BBC shows on Linux, more specifically the iPlayer
> > > app.
> > >
> > Er, the Wii version just uses a browser and the flash plugin, exactly the
> > same as you do on Linux, Windows or Mac. They just tweaked it a bit to work
> > with the manky browser you get on the Wii. Very little effort for
> > potentially very large gain.
> > Cheers,
> > Al.
> There are a few drawbacks for the flash version though, like the
> requirement for flash, which is sometimes hard to fulfil.
Well as flash comes with Opera on the Wii, there's no problem here. I
think Alan's point was that the Beeb didn't have to go to too much
effort to add this from what's already there. Allowing Linux users to
download the programs is a whole different game.
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