You can use iPlayer officially on Windows, on iPhone, now on Wii, on various foreign company products, but what about GNU/Linux with its significant British-made components? We have to use dodgy hacks because the BBC won't produce a cross-platform free software version. When will the BBC stop selling out and support us good honest decent hard-working British licence fee-payers?
Msg#: 3622871 posted 7:36 am on Apr 10, 2008 (gmt 0)
As far as I know, you can only get it on Linux x86 with Adobe's flash player. Another platform or another flash player won't work. BBC is vendor-specific, which really should be forbidden: it's the modern equivalent of requiring an EMI-Thorn TV.
I use the x86 flash player with amd64 browser with nspluginwrapper. I suppose it comes under dubious hack, but it works for me.
The other alternative is to just use the 32bit browser, its not like you want it to use over 3Gb of ram anyway... I am using 32bit Firefox 3 at the moment, but once its released I will probably go back to a 64 bit build, not that there is probably much difference.