Freeware to play protected BBC iPlayer downloads?

Discussion in 'Amateur Video Production' started by beeb watch, Jun 12, 2011.

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    beeb watch Guest

    beeb watch, Jun 12, 2011
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    J. Clarke Guest

    J. Clarke, Jun 12, 2011
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    Paul Guest

    "DRM software prevents it being directly copied to another medium
    (e.g. another computer or CD-ROM), and allows the BBC to control
    how long the programmes remain watchable. Programmes are available
    for download for seven days following broadcast. Once a programme
    is downloaded a user has only thirty days to start watching it.
    Once a user starts to watch a programme, it will continue to be
    available for the next seven days."

    Looks like a job for a hacker, or for free software on Linux or something.

    An easy way to defeat it, would be to dial back the clock on your
    computer, but whether that would work, would depend on whether the
    computer must be connected to the Internet, before the archived file
    will play. If the computer has to be connected to the Internet, then
    cheating on "local time" won't work.

    I'm a hardware guy, so I'd try to "screen record" it using an HDMI
    capture card. That's a lot easier than following every "twist and
    turn in the road". The quality wouldn't be very good, but the copy
    made, would be your very own.

    Paul, Jun 12, 2011
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    Mark Guest

    get_iplayer will download BBC content with no DRM.
    (\__/) M.
    (='.'=) Due to the amount of spam posted via googlegroups and
    (")_(") their inaction to the problem. I am blocking some articles
    posted from there. If you wish your postings to be seen by
    everyone you will need use a different method of posting.
    Mark, Jun 13, 2011
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