Thursday, 27 December 2007

BBC iPlayer for Mac

A streaming version of the BBC's iPlayer has now been made available for Mac users.

Unlike the Windows version, which enables users to download programmes to watch any time within 30 days, iPlayer for Mac streams programmes broadcast during the past seven days through your web browser.

Criticism of iPlayer's Windows only compatibility, forced the Government to step in, telling the BBC that iPlayer should be platform neutral. However, it is likely that the Mac version will remain a streaming product, as the DRM used with iPlayer is a Microsoft copy protection technology that is only compatible on Windows.

1 comment:

maffablog said...

I have just watched 'Never Mind the Buzzcocks', which I missed last week, and I have to say that the quality if iPlayer is excellent - no pauses or stutters.