Friday, March 7, 2008

BBC iPlayer Comes to the iPhone

The BBC has launched a version of its iPlayer video on demand service for the Apple iPhone and iPod touch.

The iPhone and iPod touch are able to stream shows using iPlayer over WiFi. Currently the iPhone is not capable of streaming video over cellular. The video is 400Kb/s H.264, while audio runs as a 116Kb/s AAC stream.

Anthony Rose, writing on the BBC internet blog, said: "We started with iPhone because it is the device most optimised for high quality video currently available."

"It displays the BBCiPlayer site and BBC programmes nicely."

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