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Adobe saves the BBC's iPlayer

The only reasonable way for the BBC to do it's job and offer it's iPlayer catch-up TV service (last 7 days TV on demand) across more than just one brand of Windows was using Flash.

People said that when the thing first came out.

And look... it has come to pass :-)

Projects like Adobe's Media Player and adding H.264 (high quality with low bandwidth use) support in Player are starting to make real sense now...

Flex Builder Cheat Sheet for Linux

I've modified Josh Buhler's Mac cheat sheet for the Linux short cuts and attached it to this post.

Enjoy !


One thing that is missing from Flex Builder Linux

There's one thing that is missing from Flex Builder Linux, apart from refactor support.

An icon !

So attached is something you can use as a link in your favorite GUI menu to point at


The release notes for Flex Builder Linux don't match what I had to do to get 32bit Eclipse running on my 64bit Linux install, so here are the steps I took. They don't cover installing the (debug) Flash player into a 32bit version of FireFox, as this is well covered elsewhere.

Got BuzzWord on Linux ?

In order to login to the BuzzWord beta from a Linux machine, you'll need to use the user-agent switcher extension, and set your user agent to something like

Mozilla/5.0 (windows; U; windows NT 5.2; en-US; rv:1.9a1) Gecko/20050821 firefox/1.5

All the buttons I pressed seemed to work fine, though obviously it's even less supported than BuzzWord is normally.


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