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10 June 2011
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Non-UK residents might like to know that the BBC i-player is launching soon around the world.

 

Info and sign-up here: https://iplayer.bbcworldwide.com/

 

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10 June 2011
10.53am
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That's good news. iPlayer is one of the best things the BBC's ever done, but has had to be UK-only due to rights issues and the way the BBC is funded. I presume this will be ad-supported and won't show everything that the BBC puts out – only that which is cleared for international distribution (I can't access the link above as it redirects to the UK iPlayer site).

There's a super-secret BBC website which allows registered users to download anything that's ever been on iPlayer, right back to 2007. I have an account a-hard-days-night-george-10

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10 June 2011
12.29pm
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Joe said:

There's a super-secret BBC website which allows registered users to download anything that's ever been on iPlayer, right back to 2007. I have an account a-hard-days-night-george-10

Great, you just blew the cover. *imagines*

Police: Joe, you told millions about our secret BBC iPlayer site. Off to jail!!!

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10 June 2011
12.40pm
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Crumbs! Thanks Joe .. that really is a super secret...let's not tell anyone else!

 

You have to give a good reason for signing on though .. I'll have to think hard about that.

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10 June 2011
4.37pm
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Oh that's great and awesome consider what I've just gotten into! Now I can watch Doctor Who a lot easier than I can now, what with searching through all those links. Yay for the BBC finally getting this to America!!

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10 June 2011
7.09pm
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It's not a public site. They won't give you an account unless you have a valid reason. It's really just for BBC staff and those who work with the corporation in some capacity.

It's not really super-secret (there's a blog post on that link which explains it all), it's just an internal site that's not meant for the general public. It's great though - it's where they put all the different encoded versions of the programmes, whether for iPod, Wii, TV, desktop PC or whatever, so you can download whatever you need. Fantastic for loading up a handheld device before a holiday, and unlike the normal iPlayer site the content never expires.

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10 June 2011
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Joe said:

It's really just for BBC staff and those who work with the corporation in some capacity.

How are you linked to the Beeb?

You all will have read that Dave Dee is no longer with us. But Mickey and Titch and I would like to carry on the good work that's always gone down in number two.
11 June 2011
10.42am
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You don't think the Beatles Bible is my day job, do you? I'd prefer not to say any more than that.

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11 June 2011
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Joe said:

You don't think the Beatles Bible is my day job, do you? I'd prefer not to say any more than that.

No, of course not. And fair enough.

You all will have read that Dave Dee is no longer with us. But Mickey and Titch and I would like to carry on the good work that's always gone down in number two.
13 June 2011
3.01pm
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I had my application rejected....

a-hard-days-night-ringo-14...just have to wait for worldwide service  I s'pose, ads 'n' all.

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