BBC iPlayer Desktop

BBC iPlayer moved to Adobe AIR.

Application Details:

Version: AIR version
License: Free to use
Votes: 0
Latest Rating: Garbage
Latest Wine Version Tested: 1.7.12

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Test Results

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What works

Install and Running okay.

Some work-arounds:

Used winetricks to install font: microsoft core fonts (effects settings and player download screens)

Had to create a desktop entry and register it to get the links from the BBC website to kick off a download:

The desktop needed %u parameter to pass URL:

Exec=wine "path../BBC iPlayer Downloads.exe" %u

xdg-mime default bbc-iplayer-downloads.desktop application/bbc-ipd x-scheme-handler/bbc-ipd

What does not


What was not tested

Hardware tested


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Additional Comments

Fedora YUM repo only contains wine 1.7x which failed to run. Compiled wine 1.6.2 from source and application runs okay; although getting all the dependencies correct for compiling the source with sound and jpg/png libs took some time.

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Operating systemTest dateWine versionInstalls?Runs?Used
ShowFedora 20Jan 25 20141.7.12Yes No Garbagean anonymous user 
CurrentFedora 20Feb 16 20141.6.2Yes Yes Silveran anonymous user 
ShowUbuntu 12.04 "Precise" amd64 (+ variants like Kubuntu)Sep 08 20121.5.12Yes Yes BronzeKen Sharp 
ShowUbuntu 8.10 "Intrepid" i386 (+ variants like Kubuntu)Mar 11 20101.1.40No Not installable GarbageKen Sharp 
ShowUbuntu 8.10 "Intrepid" i386 (+ variants like Kubuntu)Jul 09 20091.1.25No Not installable GarbageKen Sharp 

Known Bugs

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HowTo / Notes

Before installation run winetricks -q firefox35 flash11