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BBC iPlayer Now iPhone Compatible

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BBC had previously announced that they would be launching their iPlayer service for the iPhone and iPod touch. Yesterday, BBC officially launched a Beta of their iPlayer for iPhone. iPhone and iPod touch users who navigate to the iPlayer site are now be greeted with some limited streamable content.

While there was some speculation that the release may be related to Apple's SDK, the service is based entirely in the iPhone's Safari browser. Available BBC content has been encoded into h.264 for native playback within Safari.

Only a limited selection is currently available, and content is geographically restricted to UK residents.

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greenyboy411

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Sep 11, 2007
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to be exact, the video content is geographically restricted the radio stuff, like on computers is open to anyone. my radio-obsessed parents are wetting themselves right now....
 
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felixkunze

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Someone needs to get a list put up of whats actually working on the iPhone iPlayer at the moment. I couldn't find anything that's actually working when I tried to view it here in sunny england.
 
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UltraNurd

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Aug 3, 2003
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Maybe a dumb question... but why can't international users pay some fee to access the content (something like the fee people pay in the UK, with possible extra to cover that we're not paying any taxes that help subsidize the programming)?
 
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RevolutionOne

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Feb 5, 2008
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Yeah please list what programs work, I would love to try this out but can't find anything compatible apart from the radio podcasts
 
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stagi

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i just wish they could have some bbc stuff available to buy through itunes, i would buy some episodes of the office (liked that version better than the US series we have)
 
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jdavtz

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The only things I can find that work are Spartacus, the one show, and Panorama.

Still, a step in the right direction. Quality looks pretty good to me.
 
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RevolutionOne

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the quality is really good. I can't wait for them to get more content to stream.

This actually makes me want a 3g iphone to be available to use this anywhere..
 
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