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Emo Squid
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Tue 8th Apr '08 5:23PM
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Anybody use it?

Anybody know how to get around the sodding DRM?

Diziet
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Tue 8th Apr '08 5:46PM
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Emo Squid was bold enough to comment:
Anybody use it?

Anybody know how to get around the sodding DRM?



yes and...

...errr, what?

thats Digital Rights Management or something, right?

does that only come into effect when you try to download something? i've never tried that but i can safely say i've had no problems streaming (although the quality ain't dynamite).

i've had problems trying to get C4 on demand to work myself.

General*
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Wed 9th Apr '08 9:59AM
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Just use the streaming player the downloads are a waste of time and are Windows only.
    

Malcolm*
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Wed 9th Apr '08 11:35AM
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If you've got BT broadband then you can get BT Vision free, which gives you a twin-tuner Freeview box that records and access to loads of on-demand programmes. One of the on-demand categories is "TV Replay" which includes everything in the BBC Iplayer. Really, it's very good indeed and, despite what the official line is, works perfectly even on a paltry 2Gb broadband connection like ours.

If you generally like/want/need to catch up on programmes, I'd recommend switching your entire broadband provider just for this service alone. It's fab, and free.
   

Dregan
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Thu 10th Apr '08 11:20AM
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iPlayer: now on Wii!


Wiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiii!
    

Agentgonzo
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Thu 10th Apr '08 11:31AM
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My housemates have used iPlayer and the quality of the downloads is a LOT better than the streaming version. No idea whether anyone has cracked the DRM yet or not.

I've used uknova.com before for downloading TV programmes, but iPlayer is simple and easy
  

General*
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Thu 10th Apr '08 12:34PM
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The MS DRM has been cracked you just need to download the files and get old of an app to strip them (Not that TDDO condones this)

Also iPlayer on Wii YEEEEEEEEEEEEEEAAAAAAAAAAHHHHHHHHHHH!!!!!!
    

Diziet
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Thu 10th Apr '08 5:00PM
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General was bold enough to comment:
The MS DRM has been cracked




i'm excited by this but i don't know what 'MS' is. does it mean free telly?

Amanshu*
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Fri 11th Apr '08 1:14PM
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MS = Microsoft. In this context it's specifically the DRM on the Windows Media Player...

I'm guessing anyway. I could be wrong.
   

General*
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Mon 14th Apr '08 7:27AM
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Yeah.
What I meant to say in a non geek fashion is that you can circumvent Microsoft DRM though I don't know if there is an automatic tool that someone has produced to do it so you may have to do it manually.

Might be worth seeing if something like double twist can do it.

http://www.doubletwist.com/dt/Home/Index.dt
    

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