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BBC iPlayer - Apple, Linux and Windows download version beta

Going some way towards being "platform neutral", the BBC iPlayer can now dowload for Apple users.

Going some way towards being  platform neutral , the BBC iPlaye
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There is now a feature called "BBC iPlayer Desktop", a small programme using the Adobe AIR system, that can be used to download TV programmes from the iPlayer to a Apple Mac, or to numerous Linux-based computers.

Just visit BBC iPlayer desktop - Install to install the feature, and then visit BBC iPlayer - Labs and click on the I want to be a Labs tester button.

The iPlayer desktop works with:

  • Linux Fedora Core 8 and up
  • Ubuntu Linux 7.10 and up
  • Open Suse Linux 10.3 and
  • Mac OS X v10.4
  • Mac OS X v10.5
  • Windows XP
  • Windows Vista


The service works just as well on any of these machines.

It may be of particular interest to those using web browsers other than Microsoft Internet Explorer, as this download service works in Firefox and Google's Chrome.

Here is XP Chrome with the download option now showing:



Here is the programme downloading:



And being watched:



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