Ubuntu Linux: Watch and Play BBC / YouTube Videos With Totem Movie Player

Posted on in Categories Linux, Linux desktop, Linux distribution, Linux Multimedia, Ubuntu Linux last updated November 9, 2008

The Totem Movie Player application is a movie player for the GNOME desktop (default on Ubuntu Linux) based on GStreamer framework and xine library, and enables you to play movies or songs. Various format such as MPEG audio and video (MP3/MPV), Ogg, AVI, ASF, MOV, WMV, QuickTime, and more are supported. Playing of DVD and VCD media is also possible. You can watch Youtube video or listen BBC streams (podcasts) with this player without installing anything else such as Adobe Flash player.

BBC iPlayer now supports Mac OS X and Linux Desktop Computer via streaming

Posted on in Categories Linux, Linux desktop, News last updated December 17, 2007

BBC iPlayer extends existing RealPlayer-based “Radio Player” and provides streamed video clip content from BBC website. The service has been criticised for its lack of support for many PCs, browsers including Mac OS X and Linux. Now BBC started to support both Linux and Mac computer. This is great news. From the BBC press release:

From today we are pleased to announce that streaming is now available on BBC iPlayer. This means that Windows, Mac and Linux users can stream programs on iPlayer as long as their computer has the latest version of Flash. Another change is that you do not have to register or sign in any more to download programs

BBC iPlayer now supports Mac OS X and Linux Desktop Computer

Please note that BBC iPlayer is currently restricted to UK ips only. However, you can watch common video and other audio without a problem.

Updated for accuracy.