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BBC iPlayer Downloads, the BBC replacement for BBC iPlayer Desktop

Infinity
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BBC iPlayer Downloads, the BBC replacement for BBC iPlayer Desktop

BBC iPlayer Desktop relied on users downloading and installing Adobe AIR.
Unfortunately updates to this underlying technology often resulted in issues with the BBC iPlayer Desktop, with users reporting that they had lost downloaded programmes and/or were unable to download any new programmes.
BBC iPlayer Downloads doesn't require users to download and install Adobe AIR and consequently, shouldn't be vulnerable to issues resulting from updates to Adobe AIR.
http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/internet/posts/BBC-iPlayer-Downloads
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alanf
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Re: BBC iPlayer Downloads, the BBC replacement for BBC iPlayer Desktop

"Since Wednesday 26 September the way you can download TV programmes has changed. "
With that attention to detail it is no wonder the BBC is in the state it's in!
http://iplayerhelp.external.bbc.co.uk/help/downloading/wmp_downloads_noavail
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Re: BBC iPlayer Downloads, the BBC replacement for BBC iPlayer Desktop

removed and also removed Adobe Air <spit>
alanf
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Re: BBC iPlayer Downloads, the BBC replacement for BBC iPlayer Desktop

New product installed. Also glad to be rid of Adobe Air. Sometime ago I wanted to watch a serial that I had forgot to record on my PVR. Rather than watch weekly episodes I downloaded them and waited until the end of the series (but before the downloads were due to expire) before starting to watch the downloaded episodes. I lost access to the lot and by then it was too late to download them again.  Angry
VileReynard
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Re: BBC iPlayer Downloads, the BBC replacement for BBC iPlayer Desktop

Try get_iplayer for downloads.

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Re: BBC iPlayer Downloads, the BBC replacement for BBC iPlayer Desktop

+1 for "get-iplayer"  Cool