iPlayer for Windows Mobile: Browse and stream content from the BBC’s iPlayer

January 26, 2009

Craftyb from xda-developers just posted his new application for HTC Touch Diamond that basically enables the user to browse, stream or download content from BBC’s iPlayer.

The software that reminds the HTC’s Youtube application  and works like the iPhone iPlayer alternative, has the following features:

Finger friendly UI including flick kinetic scrolling, swipe gestures and vibration feedback.
Supports Nav Sensor and Stylus Removal (thanks koush)!
Higher quality video/audio than Samsung User Agent hack (483×272 h.264 video stream).
Browse content by Highlights, Popular, Channel, Category or Date.
Search for content and save history.
Checks for latest version of player and AppToDate support.
Downloads video to device for later viewing (I download at home over wifi and then watch videos on the tube on the way to work).
Video launched in your default player associated with ‘.mov’ files (I use CorePlayer).

I have tried the application for just a few minutes and I have to admit that it looks great. In this early 0.1 version, bugs and error screens are expected, but the application has definitely a lot of potential.

Unfortunately iPlayer is only available for HTC Touch Diamond (I tried it on my Touch Pro and wasn’t working), but craftyb could port it for more devices if there is enough interest. in addition, the content seems to be available only for users in the UK.

To try iPlayer or find more information click here.

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