bbciplayerThe BBC is now allowing television programmes to be downloaded to mobile devices capable of playing back content protected by Windows Media digital rights management.
Among the supported devices are the Sony Walkman E and S series and Archos’ Internet Media Tablet. The Windows Media DRM-protected TV shows join DRM-free radio programmes and podcasts among the BBC’s download offerings.

A “for media players” option is now available on iPlayer in addition to the link to download shows to a computer. Once the mobile download has been completed the media file may be dragged to a compatible mobile device’s filesystem and played on the move. Videos are encoded in 320×180 resolution at 500kbps with 128kbps for audio.
The next stage of development will see programmes made available to Nokia’s N96 on a download basis; the programmes will be protected by Open Mobile Alliance DRM and be downloadable direct to phone.

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By Expat