I have never tried it yet. And from what I read, it’s not a pretty picture for us open-source folk. Even winders guys are not too happy. I’m still using get_iplayer, although it’s now defunct since the beeb started encrypting flash. But it still works for now.
Fortunately my on-demand plays fine as my broadband is fast where I live, but that sure ain’t true for many folk in the UK. Broadband speeds are rubbish in many places and often sold in a very deceitful way.
Yes, its a pitty to see projects like get_iplayer forced to stop and it is only compounded by the BBC giving very little to no alternative to us using opensource software. By the way I have written to the BBC tech support requesting support for Opensuse 11.2 and the up and comming 11.3
Thank you for all that, I don’t think I’ll ever really know what caused my troubles which prevented the BBC iPlayer Desktop from working. The good news is that it now works well on my Opensuse 11.2 x64 install.
It was only after removing Adobe Air and iPlayer Desktop, then reinstalling and creating a new user that it now works.