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iPlayer download class in Java

Thursday, January 22nd, 2009

I just got a G1 (A.K.A. The GooglePhone) the other week so I’m trying to pick up Java again so I can write some apps for it. I’m bloody terrible at Java and I’ve had flu for the last week but nevertheless I’ve managed to hack together a class which can download a TV show off iPlayer given the programme ID (PID).

It’s not totally finished yet – I’ve got a warning about not releasing connections there that I need to clear up (answers in the comments please!). You can take a look at the code on my SVN repo: http://svn.strawp.net/java/BeebhackDownloader/

Once this is all stable I’ll be having a go at making a GUI and getting it onto my phone.

Update: All working error-free now! GUI next…

iPlayer Nokia N95 Stream Already Available

Tuesday, September 9th, 2008

Well spotted by Phil who’s discovered that the new N95/N96 stream for the BBC iPlayer is already available and can be viewed or even saved to file just by pointing an RTSP compatible media player at a valid URL – just like when the iPhone H264 stream came out.

More details are on our lovely Beebhack wiki