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BBC bypasses Linux kernel to make streaming videos flow

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Re: This is why I love the bbc

I too love the BBC but I am surprised at their hypocrisy.

They obviously have the devs and in-house knowledge to hack Linux so isn't it a pity that as far as their customers are concerned they don't recognise the fact that some of us actually use Linux on the desktop?

The BBC has the facility in the iPlayer to allow users to download programmes for later consumption, all that is except users of Linux.

Currently they are running a beta programme using HTML5, again for everyone except Linux.

I have written to them on these subjects and have received a polite but firm reply to the effect that "We do not support Linux" Presumably not because it's too difficult but that they see no future in supporting the OS, yet they use the thing themselves.

As I said, hypocrites.

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