Tuesday, January 17, 2017

The location of iPlayer downloads on your device

I guess the key here is that if you know this then you can copy those files to a location so that you can keep them forever.

However, that is not how iPlayer downloads work. Even if you do locate the files use will possibly be able to copy them but they will not play in a regular player. They can only be played by the iPlayer app on the device that they were downloaded. This is to prevent you from keeping the files and redistributing them.

The media that is available from the BBC is in fact available in a form that is DRM-free. This is how they are stored on the BBC servers.

The search for the location of these files is one of the most popular that finds my website.

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