The simple reason why there will never be a “current version” bbc iplayer for linux

Its pretty simple, maybe im wrong but as far as im aware, the bbc’s iplayer (designed and built by microsoft) is based on microsoft drm technologies and it will be a cold day in hell before microsoft licence their drm systems for use on a linux platform. you’d basically have to have a complete re-licencing of the drm system the iplayer uses (or god forbid, a non drm system). people can keep on beliving in the bbc porting the iplayer to linux but personally, im directing all my efforts regarding this to convincing the bbc trust that the whole idea is flawed relative to the bbc’s own guidelines.


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