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