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  1. .ParanoidAndroid.

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    Is there any reason I can't watch news clips on the BBC News site?
    You know, the tiny little Flash videos they have embedded on some news stories

    It's load, I can click play, then it comes up with a an error exclamation in a yellow triangle, you know the one.

    Any reason for this?

    Ta!
     

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    I think you need Flash 10.1 to watch BBC content officially, which (again) officially is only available on Android (FroYo) 2.2.

    I thought getting the Skyfire browser would work, but it doesn't seem to (not for me anyhow).

    Edit: Happy to be proven wrong, I'm new to Android myself. :)
     
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    Ah fair enough, it's as well just waiting for that release then than mucking about with unofficial stuff for now I guess
     
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    errr, I can watch the bbc news videos fine using stock browser, unless they have changed recently...

    (well, a little out of sync)
     
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    Hmm, now that you mention it, I have watched a video on BBC sport site, but now I can't. Telling me the version of Flash isn't supported (when pressing the yellow triangle with the exclamation mark inside).
     
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    OK, just gone to BBC NEWS | News Front Page
    gone down to video news
    tapped muddy swamp soccer...

    Got the loading spiral
    Yeah, plays ok for me.
     
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    Ahh got the triangle.

    Its a wait until froyo then
     
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    Didn't work for me either. Maybe it's iPlayer related.
     
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    The BBC should really be moving over to HTML5, it is possible to use Flash as well. I've seen other sites that have done this, it's a great way of supporting mobile browsers and desktop machines that haven't gone HTML5 yet.

    Guess the BBC have DRM issues though? I dunno...
     
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    Would the news clips be available anywhere but the sport ones uk only? So the browser isn't recognized as a uk browser? Just a thought.
     
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    Markg Thats not a problem, it uses your ip address to see if you are uk based, so that doesn't depend on the browser being used.

    They work great in 2.2 btw.
     
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    Show off :D
     
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    i cant play anything on bbc iplayer will this get sorted
     
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    get the app called myplayer from the market
     
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    thanks great
     
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