“Ever since I tried the BBC’s beta ‘integrated Media Player’ (iMP) software, I’ve been waiting for the day when the video download service will go live. Just imagine: the entire output of the BBC available, at the click of a button, to any UK viewer. It’s enough to make you proud to be a licence payer,” Tom Dunmore writes for Stuff Magazine.
“Assuming you have a Windows PC. And if you don’t? Get ready to wait,” Dunmore writes.
Dunmore writes, “To be fair, the BBC Trust has criticised the Windows Media Player plans, but it hasn’t forced a change – it’s merely said that a solution must be made available, and it would monitor the situation. The BBC, incidentally, claims it would be unworkable to make the service Mac and Linux compatible in the next two years.”
“I’m horrified. As a long-time Mac user – and license payer – I feel totally ignored by a corporation that is supposed to have a clear commitment to being inclusive,” Dunmore writes.
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