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macrumors newbie
Original poster
Jan 20, 2009
Hi - Does anyone know of an app or online service that will allow me to download BBC News content to my Mac? I'm not overly fussed about the format it downloads it in as I can use QT Pro to convert to a more suitable format.

Thanks in advance for your help!


macrumors newbie
Sep 9, 2009
Orange County CA
BBC iPlayer

There's a desktop application provided by the BBC which will let you download the TV programs on your computer. It keeps it on your computer for 7 days and then it will erase it automatically. The application provided by the BBC is the only one which will let you view downloaded content. You could however use a screen recording program like SnapzPro X to record the content while you are watching the program. Then you could convert the SnapzPro X output with QT Pro to whatever format you want.


macrumors 6502a
May 15, 2011
its actually not illegal to download bbc programmes, aslong as you dont try to sell it on or reproduce it in any way, there was a dispute some time ago about this i cant remember the name of the case but as a TV Licence owner you have all rights to bbc programmes, because dont forget you can actually record onto dvd from freeview boxes, and to harddrives and stuff..

so its legal remember that and live conscience free
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