[ubuntu-uk] The BBC Launches Wiiplayer??? WHAT!?

Rob Beard rob at esdelle.co.uk
Thu Apr 10 19:11:15 BST 2008

Alan Pope wrote:
> On Wed, Apr 09, 2008 at 08:42:53PM +0100, Andy wrote:
>> Rob Beard wrote:
>>> If the beeb made the video available in a 
>>> standard format, say MP4
>> They do, but the scan for and block any product not produced by Apple.
> Unless you fake the headers :)
> Also worth noting that Sony and Microsoft _didn't_ get the deal..
> http://www.digitalspy.co.uk/gaming/a93514/bbc-wii-beat-xbox-and-ps3-to-iplayer.html
> Cheers,
> Al.

Well I've had a play with it.  It seems the £3.50 charge is for the 
Internet Channel (for those who don't know what it is, it's the Opera 
Browser for the Wii).  I gave it a try and it looked like it did on the 
web based iPlayer on Linux.  I couldn't get it completely full screen 
and the video stream wasn't as smooth as watching a video file on my PC.

All in all I'm not overly excited about it.  It's in a way like Youtube 
but with just BBC programmes on it.


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