Question by cumbiagermen: What is the name of an arcade video game Mario Bros.-style starring little eskimos?
I remember playing an arcade game very similar in style to the original Mario Bros, the protagonist being a little person dressed like an Eskimo with a furry hood. He had to battle little blue ice flames and a variety of other creatures. Those are all the details I can remember. It was a fun game.
I think I also remember that the eskimo character carried around a little mallet that it used in aiding it fight the monsters it encountered.

Best answer:

Answer by deblyn
Was it Ice Climbers? Where the two little guys had to make their way upwards and jump on the bird?

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There is no doubt that in today’s modern world, a computer can be the mechanical representation of your life. Your work may depend on it; you use it for communicating. And even when it comes to entertaining you, the computer still plays a big role. With just about any transaction in the world today going online, here comes still another way to add to the use of your computer: to play free arcade games.¬† Arcade games are very entertaining to play because they come in various forms–puzzles, racing, flight simulations, and a whole lot more. Given this, there is no reason why you should bypass the chance to download games to your computer and enjoy yourself being entertained for hours playing with some of the best online games around.

 

Now bring this playing of arcade games to a newer and more exciting level that you definitely cannot resist—have them downloaded to your computers or laptops. When you download games to your personal computer, you are essentially transforming it into becoming your best non-human friend around. This is not too difficult to understand the moment you found out your day is becoming a bore and when you open your PC, you are amazed at what a marvelous thing it is to play free arcade games. With it, you essentially let your imagination run free and pick enjoyable and interesting games that feeds the gamer in you. On the other hand, for parents who are concerned that their children might take on some of the violence that they witness in online gaming should be around to supervise their kids whenever they play free arcade games. They can advise their children to go to those sites that offer less violent and more enjoyable arcade games to download.

 

Another pleasurable experience that you will have when you play free arcade games is the fact that the games are very easy to learn and play. The instructions and everything about the games can be easily understood even by a five-year-old kid. The wide range of arcade games available makes for a good variety ready for the playful parent, the busy mother, or the younger sibling. However, one must remember that the other part of enjoying the games is to make sure that you are connected to a fast and reliable Internet service; if not, the quality of the game suffers and you may not fully enjoy it.

 

When you play free arcade games and find out that you have become hooked to it, it is wise for you to just download the games to make sure that you will be able to play the games anytime you want at the comfort of your home. When you download games, you make it easy for you to share them with your friends or even ask your son or daughter to play the game with you. You’ll never know but to play free arcade games just might be the key to better family ties, strengthened by the pleasure it gives.

Play¬† free arcade games¬† http://yvd.com/ and allow yourself to enjoy online fun you’ve never had. When you¬† download games http://yvd.com/ to your PC, you turn it into a treasure chest of fun.

Today`s hectic work schedules don`t let people to move out and do something for fun to divert their minds from their works. Hence it`s no surprising to find many people relying on the top gaming consoles for their daily dose of entertainment and fun.

The top game consoles are on the top priority list of many people these days. With each passing day the electronic entertainment is getting bigger, louder, and crazier. Video game consoles concept came during the mid seventies. And the mass popularity of video game consoles in a short period paved the way for the top game consoles for generation next.

The top game consoles let the user play exciting, interactive and innovative multimedia games from his Personal Computer. These top gaming consoles are powered by astounding multimedia features and sophisticated high powered audio like that of television to offer enjoyable gaming experience to the users.

A controller which is directly connected to the game console mostly manipulates and controls the top game console. The controller uses a number of buttons such as analog joysticks to input info and interact with on screen objects such as the game media, memory card, power supply and other core units of these top game consoles.

With the advent of modern technology, now lighter and compact gaming consoles are available which can be carried anywhere easily. These days many top game consoles are available which are compatible with different file formats and videos. Now even wireless controllers are available which lets the player operate several functions easily.

You can now run high definition DVDs, listen to music, slideshow your digital photographs, connect to the Internet with a built-in browser and perform many other multimedia tasks through the top gaming consoles. Also the huge storage spaces of these top game consoles facilitate the gamers to store loads of games without any trouble. Once can even download exciting game to these top game consoles from online stores and WiFi hotspots.

Now some of the leading brand names are joining hands with game manufacturers. Microsoft’s Xbox 360, Sony’s PlayStation 3 and Nintendo’s Wii are the world’s three leading manufacturer companies which produce top console games. The complex games in these gaming consoles make the whole gaming experience highly thrilling and enjoyable. Let`s have a look at the latest incarnations of the three stand-alone gaming consoles.

Microsoft XBox 360:

It is one of the first top game consoles launched in the market and hence has a loyal fan following. Although not as inexpensive as the Wii, Xbox offers a larger selection of games to choose form compared to the other two models. This top game console`s high definition feature empowers Power PC-based CPU with 3 symmetrical cores and graphic processor of embedded DRAM which is of 10MB.

Embedded with a built-in digital camera, Xbox offers users to click stunning pictures. You can watch DVD, listen to music on your favorite MP3 player and can be online. Apart from this, the Xbox Live Arcade offers more classic arcade console games to choose from.

Sony PlayStation 3:

This is the most expensive of the three top game consoles. Its built-in Blu-ray Disc Player produces great quality graphics and unlike Xbox, you no longer have to add a separate High definition DVD player to watch all HD DVD movies. You can enjoy all high definition content on the PlayStation 3.

Nintendo Wii:

With a price of around 0, this is cheapest of all the top game consoles. Although certain high-end features are not available, it has all basic features of a gaming console. The controller for the Wii looks more like that of a TV remote control and actually it allows better movement to the gamers while playing their favorite games.

You can have access to portuguese articles about game consoles from page Video_Game Roberto Sedycias works as IT consultant for www.polomercantil.com.br

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Question by gamerkilla08: Should i buy a used xbox 360 with geras of war 2 or a new xbox arcade with gears of war 2?
Im not sure if i should buy used because of the 3 red rings of death. It could probably overheat faster. I do play videogames alot. What should i do? should i buy a used xbox 360 or xbox 360 arcade?

Best answer:

Answer by o0emptyclips0o
Id say get the new one. you never know how old the used one is or if it will over heat which it probaly will. you would get 6 arcade games and also you would get full warranty so if you do get red ring of death you can just send it to microsoft and they will excange it for another one. allways better to get new. :)

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Galore years ago there were smooth arcade games that could be played simply by compressing a few buttons on a controller. In today’s technologically advanced world there are so galore ways in which a someone can sport their idolized arcade game: in an arcade room, on the computer, or on a game box cabinet. Possibly one of the most modern eccentrics of arcade games out of those selections is the online arcade games that can be played.

Virtually any eccentric of arcade game can be acted as on the internet: first-person shooter games, warfare games, action arcade games, and even team shooter arcade games. Of course, those are entirely a few of the types of games that can be noticed on the internet and there are spate of websites that one can function to in order to feast their arcade hungering.

Traditionalistic Arcade Games: As we all love to sport them, arcade games tender a entirely¬† deal of play! Whether you desire to sport mystifier or maze games or you desire to ensure small qualities, exquisite much anything is practicable these days in the arcade game industry. Prospects are that everyone recollects Wonderful of the most hot games that initiated out as arcade games: Space Invaders, Pac-Man, and even Donkey Kong. On another tone, Nintendo’s Mario part was first presented in the Donkey Kong arcade game, although he was in the beginning called “Jumpman.” All three of these games, though, not entirely were accessible for commercial expend, but they were besides very roaring with game enthusiasts everyplace.

One remarkable vantage that arcade game enthusiasts realize, notwithstanding, is the presence of the internet. The internet has unquestionably adjusted the manner in which arcade games can be played as well. Extraordinary arcade games, such as the Massively Multiplayer Online Role-Playing Games (MMORPG) like The Lord of the Rings Online or Warhammer Online, sustain fueled galore interactions between all sorts of gamers. All in all, arcade games experience definitely modified dramatically over the years and go on to bestow exalts and exhilaration to the arcade game industry so that everyone can sport them no count where they’re set.

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Done on Sept 13, 2009 from 4-6:30pm on an original Donkey Kong TKG4-14 board at my home in New York, NY. I had a flight to catch at 8:20pm and even contemplated ending the game early! I missed the world record held by Billy Mitchell by 12500 points. The score is also 11400 points shy of Steve Wiebe’s official high score. In this video you will see: the last 8 minutes of my game: – sacrificing my spare life on the last barrel board – killscreen and 2 minutes of verifications: – “Nintendo of America” screen – starting a new game to show 3 man settings – reboot of the machine to show no unoriginal chips are installed
Video Rating: 4 / 5

The Lenovo IdeaPad Y560 Arcade Dock. Finally done! Yes, 10 days worth of work… I filmed every time I worked on this project. I started the project back in August and worked on it when the wife and kid were asleep or out of the apartment. Time between working would be spent planning, buying parts and stuff, or simply not working on it (ha!), which of course isn’t on film, but still very much a part of the project! Think thrice, measure twice, cut once! (I added that ‘think thrice’ part, but I doubt I’m the first one to come up with that corny line). I’ll just stop right here. I put up a webpage for this too: envador.com –Thanks for watching!
Video Rating: 4 / 5

www.koenigs.dk Custom made Mame Arcade Cabinet. I made a homepage showing how to make your own MAME arcade cabinet. Enjoy making your own mame cabinet! It’s really alot of fun and I can recommed it to everyone. You can make it out of normal PC parts and wood. Feel free to use my drawings and artwork for your own project, find all the info you need on my homepage.

Question by Vitamin D: Do companies still make new arcade machine games?
I mean in the past couple years or so? Not necessarily arcade machines still being around, but investing in making new sorts of arcade machine games?

Best answer:

Answer by llaffer
Not as many as they used to. Arcade popularity has decreased overall in the USE since it’s peak in the early 80s (other than the small increase in the early 90′s when Fighting genre games were popular).

Other parts of the world, they are still going strong.

One main reason why Street Fighter IV was released to consoles only in the US instead of having arcade cabinets made like they did in Japan.

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Bbc Iplayer

Development

The original iPlayer service was launched in October 2005, undergoing a five month long trial of five thousand broadband users until 28 February 2006. The iPlayer came under criticism for the delay in launch, rebranding and cost to BBC licence-fee payers, as no finished product had been released after four years of development. A new, improved iPlayer service then had another very limited user trial which began on 15 November 2006.

The iPlayer received the approval of the BBC Trust on 30 April 2007, and an open beta for Windows XP and Windows Server 2003 was launched at midnight on 27 July 2007, where it was announced that only a fixed number of people would be able to sign up for the service, with a controlled increase in users over the summer.

The BBC has also been criticised for saying that the iPlayer would ‘launch’ on the 27 July 2007, when what was on offer was simply an extension of the beta to an open beta, admitting more users in a controlled manner. This was done reportedly to allow British ISPs and the BBC to gauge the effect of the iPlayer traffic on the Internet within the UK, although Channel 4 and ITV had both recently launched similar services.

The open beta incorporated a media player, an electronic programme guide (EPG) and specially designed download client, and allowed the download of TV content by computers assigned to a United Kingdom-based IP address, for use up to thirty days after broadcast. However, it was only available to users of Windows XP.

This was a controversial decision by the BBC, which led to a petition being posted on 10 Downing Street’s e-petition website. The petition reached 16,082 signatures on 20 August 2007. The response from the Government was:

… the Trust noted the strong public demand for the service to be available on a variety of operating systems. The BBC Trust made it a condition of approval for the BBC’s on-demand services that the iPlayer is available to users of a range of operating systems, and has given a commitment that it will ensure that the BBC meets this demand as soon as possible. They will measure the BBC’s progress on this every six months and publish the findings.

On 16 October 2007, the BBC announced a strategic relationship with Adobe, that would bring a limited, streaming-only version of the iPlayer to Mac and Linux users, as well as Windows users who cannot or do not wish to use the iPlayer download service. The streaming service was launched on 13 December 2007. Most programmes can only be viewed for up to seven days after broadcast, unlike the thirty days provided by the download service.

Since January 2008 it has supported Mozilla Firefox (only under the Microsoft Windows platform) for downloading content.

Before the iPlayer had even launched, it was announced that the BBC, alongside ITV and Channel 4, were intending to launch a new video on demand platform, provisionally named Kangaroo. It was intended that Kangaroo would complement the video on demand services that these channels were already offering, including the iPlayer, by making programmes available once their “catch up” period expires. The Kangaroo project was eventually abandoned after being blocked by the Competition Commission in early 2009.

Following a deal between the BBC and cable television provider Virgin Media, the iPlayer service was made available through the provider’s on-demand service. The cable service launched on 30 April 2008, and keeps the look and feel of the BBC iPlayer program.

In response to a Freedom of Information Act request, the BBC stated that the iPlayer cost 6 million to develop up to 8 April 2008.

On 23 August 2008, a new feature, Series Stacking, was announced. This feature started being rolled out on 13 September 2008, and allows viewers to watch previous programmes from selected series until the series has ended, with a limit of up to thirteen weeks after first broadcast. Not all programmes will form part of the stack, however. The BBC Trust has permitted 15% of content to be offered as part of the stacking service; soaps, news bulletins and review-based programmes will not be stacked, as well as programmes containing material of a legal nature, such as Crimewatch.

On 19 December 2008, the BBC released, as part of the iPlayer Labs feature, iPlayer Desktop for Mac and Linux operating systems. This moved the download service away from the previous P2P based distribution model and onto an HTTP download model.

On 20 April 2009, the BBC incorporated high-definition streams and downloads of some content on the iPlayer. There are plans to roll out the HD streams to devices such as the Virgin Set Top Box, but no date has yet been set. A BBC iPlayer application for the PlayStation 3 was announced by Sony in August 2009 and was released on the 1 September 2009 along with the Firmware 3.0 update to coincide with the launch of the slimline PlayStation 3 .

Another version of iPlayer was released in late 2009 as a ‘channel’ for the Nintendo Wii. This shows only low definition videos of BBC shows up to 7 days after their release on Television.

Computer platforms

‘iPlayer 1.0′

Download service

One of the key features of the original iPlayer download service was the use of peer-to-peer technology to enable the distribution of large video files (i.e. TV programmes) to scale effectively. Once downloaded, the content was only playable within the iPlayer itself or Windows Media Player 10 or 11, and subject to digital rights management. In December 2008 the BBC moved to an Adobe AIR based client that downloaded content via HTTP rather than P2P. The new system replaced the Windows DRM system with Adobe’s own. (DRM) software will prevent it being directly copied to another medium (e.g. another computer or CD-ROM). Additionally, the DRM allows the BBC to decide how long the programmes remain watchable. Programmes will be available for download for seven days following broadcast. Once a programme is downloaded a user will have thirty days to start watching it. Once a user starts to watch a programme, it will continue to be available for the next seven days. These limitations do not apply to viewers using the online streaming service.

There was criticism levelled at the iPlayer’s use of KService from Kontiki, the peer-to-peer application which continues to use users’ bandwidth, even after the iPlayer has been shut down, though this could be controlled using options available within the software. Because of this, users may have been charged by their Internet service provider for exceeding their download limit or fair use policy. However, since the new client was introduced in December 2008 the Kontiki P2P system has not been used.

The client also offers an electronic programme guide (EPG) with listings for both the previous seven and next seven days’ programmes; selecting a programme which has already been broadcast will begin downloading it immediately, while those not yet shown will be downloaded as soon as they have been. It is currently not possible to schedule a series to be automatically downloaded when the next episode becomes available, but the BBC hopes to make this available in a later version.

Online streaming service

A screenshot of the old version of BBC iPlayer streaming page for television programme, Sound

The BBC’s streaming version of iPlayer, which makes use of Adobe Flash software, was launched on 13 December 2007. The BBC made use of the Christmas period to trumpet the new service with the tagline ‘Making the unmissable… unmissable’, and the service came out of beta on the 25 December 2007. Also, seasonal specials were followed routinely throughout the Christmas week with plugs for iPlayer. The streaming version of iPlayer offers replays of programmes broadcast on all BBC TV channels during the last seven days. Programmes are available from all national BBC television channels as well as BBC Wales programmes shown on S4C. Due to licensing agreements, international and some privately-produced shows or movies are not available on iPlayer.

‘iPlayer 2.0′

On the 25 June 2008, the BBC announced that they had been developing a new version of the iPlayer that is based on user feedback – it was then called “BBC iPlayer 2.0″. New features included combining the normal television iPlayer with the radio iPlayer, schedules of programmes due to be on the iPlayer, automatic resumption of the last programme watched, an increase in the size of the screen by 25% to 640 pixels wide, RSS feeds of iPlayer data, and a “Yesterday’s TV” function. The beta ran alongside the existing site until 3 July 2008, when a new version replaced it.. Later versions have implemented an option of streaming videos in high quality.

A newer platform was launched at the end of 2008 which facilitated the use of the new BBC iPlayer Desktop (Replacement for Download Manager) as well as other “BBC iPlayer Labs” features such as adjustable video windows and user feedback options. As of March 2009, the BBC launched the new 1500kbps streaming version of the player which provides near TV quality pictures even when in full screen.

Television platforms

Virgin Media

On 30 April 2008 the iPlayer service was fed directly to Virgin Media’s 3.4m digital cable TV customers as part of the company’s video-on-demand service. Pressing the ‘red button’ while watching a BBC channel on TV will bring up the iPlayer service without the user having to access the web.

On 29 May 2008 Virgin Media successfully integrated iPlayer with the Virgin Media electronic programme guide. The majority of BBC shows are now listed alongside other VOD content in Virgin’s Catch Up TV section as well as through the red button whilst viewing a BBC channel. There will be no charge for watching BBC shows through the iPlayer on Virgin Media.

As of 21 July 2008, iPlayer on Virgin Media had received 10.5 million views since its official launch on 1 June 2008. On 26 September 2008 it was revealed that one third of all iPlayer programme views were accessed through Virgin Media.

On 1 May 2009, the BBC and Virgin Media announced the launch of HD content via BBC iPlayer on Virgin Media’s TV platform, including Robin Hood, Friday Night with Jonathan Ross and Later… with Jools Holland.

FetchTV

On 23 July 2009 the first subscription-free digital terrestrial device to include iPlayer, went on sale in UK retailers. The FetchTV Smartbox connects to any broadband connection and gives access to the BBC iPlayer as well as being a Freeview+ PVR.

FetchTV created its own version of the iPlayer, believing it was adhering to BBC guidelines but support was declined by BBC Future Media and Technology. IP Vision made a formal complaint to the BBC in March 2009, the matter then passed to the BBC Executive Fair Trading Complaints Panel, which rejected the complaint, and IP Vision then appealed to the BBC Trust. On 22 December 2009 the BBC Trust rejected FetchTV’s request to release the product. The Trust Finance and Compliance Committee (FCC) found that the BBC had given reasonable arguments as to why IP Vision should not be allowed to go ahead with its self-build product. New guidelines were introduced in October 2009 formalising a ban on third parties building their own iPlayer products.

Games consoles

BBC iPlayer as displayed by the Nintendo Wii

During March 2008 an unofficial Python script was released to allow original Xbox’s running XBMC to access the BBC iPlayer.

On 9 April 2008 the BBC iPlayer was made available to stream video content on the Wii video game console via the Internet Channel. This was enabled by a recoding of the iPlayer to use Flash 7 rather than Flash 9. However, the Autumn 2009 update to the Wii’s Internet Channel resulted in the iPlayer no longer working on updated consoles. A BBC iPlayer in the form of a dedicated Wii channel was launched on the 18th November 2009. The BBC iPlayer Channel is free to download from the Wii Shop Channel; the service is only available to UK residents.

After the Wii content launch, iPlayer was not officially accessible at the standard iPlayer website through the PlayStation 3 browser. An unofficial hack was created a week after the Wii content launch, which combined Javascript, CSS and user-agent masking to mimic the Wii’s Internet Channel browser, in turn allowing PlayStation 3 owners to access the iPlayer by visiting the unofficial website through its browser. Whilst the BBC were “impressed”, they remarked that it was not “the best possible iPlayer proposition for that console”, and that, as the PS3 is on their roadmap, they would be “investigating the optimal video profile and browser proposition” for it in due course. From December 2008, the PlayStation 3 was officially supported directly through the iPlayer website.

An official iPlayer application widget was provided in the PS3 System Software 3.0 released on 1 September 2009. However, this is merely a URL link to the iPlayer site, despite this the PS3 now accounts for 6% of all iPlayer traffic, making it the third most popular platform used to access the service behind personal computers (85%) and mobile phones/ipods (7%).

A deal between the BBC and Microsoft has still been unable to be reached because Microsoft strategy of charging for all content on its Xbox Live platform is incompatible with the BBC public service remit. Microsoft wants to ensure that only those paying for Xbox Live Gold accounts can access its additional content services. The BBC cannot charge the British public for access to the iPlayer as it is already included in the licence fee.

BT Vision

On 27 May 2008, BT began to charge BT Vision customers 3 per month for watching BBC Replay, a cut down version of iPlayer offering a more limited 30 hours of BBC programming per week. A spokesman for BT said that its customers had only previously been able to view BBC on-demand content because of “technical issues”. A BBC spokeswoman said: “In line with other TV platforms where BBC programmes are made available on demand, the BBC requires that all public service content should be accessible via the lowest cost subscription tier. In this case, it is BT Replay.”

From 1 April 2009, the Replay package was included in all of BT Vision’s Value Packs but remains available as a separate, 2.93 per month, package to non-subscribers.

Freesat

On 2 November 2009, it was announced that a beta release of BBC iPlayer for Freesat will be released on 7 December 2009 to a limited number of Freesat viewers. On 21 December 2009, iPlayer was made available on a soft launch to Freesat viewers with Humax Foxsat HD receivers only, with an official release on 11 January 2010. It is the final beta version of iPlayer, available via the red button through inputting code 5483. On 20 January 2010, Sony released software update 1.630SA to enable BBC iPlayer on all of their Freesat integrated televisions. Other manufacturers will be added as and when they have carried out the initial testing with the BBCi Tech Team. All Freesat HD and Freesat+ set top boxes and Freesat integrated televisions will be able to receive it early 2010.

Freeview

On 4 May 2009, Ilse Howling the managing director of Freeview, announced that plans for the roll-out of the BBC iPlayer on Freeview are ahead of schedule, with expectations that iPlayer-enabled Freeview boxes will be available later in 2009, this slipped to 2010.

Televisions

In December 2009, Cello Electronics released the Marks & Spencer branded iViewer TV. The television is internet enabled, allowing for the viewing of online content including the BBC iPlayer, which has its own physical button on the remote, although BBC iPlayer HD won be available until 2010.

On 11 January 2010, the BBC announced that BBC iPlayer will be built directly into TVs that will be widely available in the UK within months. Samsung Electronics became the first major manufacturer to officially announce that its televisions will be updated to include full access to the iPlayer through their Internet@TV service.

Mobile platforms

iPhone and iPod Touch

BBC iPlayer 2.0 beta as displayed by the iPhone

On 7 March 2008, a beta version for Apple’s iPhone and iPod Touch was released. The version marked the first time the service became available on portable devices, allowing streaming over a wi-fi connection. The EDGE connectivity on the iPhone, however, is not supported, as it is too slow for streaming video.

An exploit was soon discovered in this tailored content for the iPhone allowing users to bypass the DRM, download the files and play them on alternative devices. The BBC closed this hack on 13 March 2008. Through the month of June 2008 the ongoing battle followed a tit for tat progress. A Ruby exploit was followed by the BBC introducing XOR encryption on parts of the downloaded files if a genuine iPhone was not detected. The BBC introduced specially crafted web bugs, referrer checks and download chunk limits, such that only devices exhibiting this behaviour, i.e. a genuine iPhone handset, would be able to stream the video content. A cycle of updates and reverse engineering has followed such that all the various streams, both for the iphone and flash streaming service, are now able to be downloaded without the need for decryption or DRM circumvention. This has been made possible by various software which can effectively simulate a RTMP flash client or and an iPhone.

Nokia N96 phone

On 18 September 2008, the BBC announced that a version will become available to the Nokia N96 mobile phone as a download service to allow viewers to watch programmes even when they are out of reach of Wifi or 3G networks. The launch date was set of 1 October 2008.

Shortly after on 9 September 2008, even before the BBC Nokia N96 download service had gone live, a method for independently downloading and playing the iPlayer N96 3GP stream on other mobiles, Linux and MacOS was published.

Additional mobile devices

iPlayer was updated to include streaming radio and television as well as extended to a variety of handsets in early December 2008 including the Samsung Omnia, Sony Ericsson XPERIA X1, Sony Ericsson C905, Sony Ericsson W995 and the Nokia 5800 XpressMusic.

There is also an unofficial but functional application for the Google Android platform called BeebPlayer.

Reception and adoption

Before the launch in December 2007, the BBC had hoped the service would reach half a million users in its first six months. This turned out to be a gross underestimate, as 3.5 million programmes were streamed or downloaded in the first three weeks alone. The Guardian described these figures as “remarkably promising”.

In its first year, 2008, growth continued at an impressive rate. By April, the iPlayer accounted for around five percent of all UK traffic, and had approximately five million page views per day by June. In December, it was announced that more than 180 million programmes have been watched on iPlayer since its release. During the BAFTAs in May, the iPlayer won the “Interactive Innovation Service/Platform” Award, beating Channel 4′s ‘Big Art Mob’ and the Bebo ‘Open Media Platform’. The streaming of programmes forms the lions share of the success, outnumbering downloads eight to one in January 2008, and 97:3 in October 2009.

In the month of October 2009, it was revealed that the site experienced 70 million requests and transferred seven petabytes of data. Television formed about two thirds of all requests, with radio making up the rest. Most TV was streamed from pre-recorded footage, whereas live streaming was preferred of radio. Eighty-five percent of requests were from computers, with much of the rest coming from iPods, iPhones and PS3s (from a total of 15 platforms). The most popular TV programme of 2009 was Top Gear, and the most popular radio was that reporting The Ashes.

The success of iPlayer may be down to a “long tail” effect, with users seeking out niche programmes; programmes broadcast on digital channels are doing remarkably well. However, this is expected to change with the introduction[citation needed] of booking programmes to download in advance, and automatic downloading of the next episode.

The demands of the iPlayer has met with some concern and criticism from UK ISPs due to the additional bandwidth the service will require. Several ISPs, notably Tiscali, have called on the BBC to partially fund network upgrades to cope with iPlayer traffic. The BBC responded by saying that the iPlayer was driving demand for broadband subscriptions.

DRM criticism

During the 2005 and 2006 iPlayer trials, the DRM system used was based on Microsoft’s Windows Media DRM, which led to concerns about cross-platform availability, as this technology is only available for Windows XP. However, some users have managed to get it working using compatibility options in Vista. The BBC emphasises that it “has a commitment to platform neutrality and a remit to make its content as widely available as possible”, and that while the initial trial used a Microsoft-based technology, they are constantly looking for new technologies which would enable them to relax the restriction: Ashley Highfield, then BBC’s director of Future Media and Technology, explained that “we have always started with the platform that reaches the most number of people and then rolled it out from there”. They also point out that not all of the content delivered through the iPlayer will be subject to DRM – live streaming content, for instance, may not need the same level of control, presumably implying that players for Mac OS X and Linux systems could be developed with a restricted range of content. However, a project has been started to enable the iPlayer to work with other platforms via the Wine project.

On 14 August 2007, the Free Software Foundation staged a demonstration outside BBC Television Centre. The FSF’s Peter T. Brown criticised the BBC for what he claimed was a break from previous tradition: the insistence that, for the first time, BBC viewers would be forced to use proprietary technology to watch BBC programmes.

On 18 February 2010, the BBC updated iPlayer with a SWF verification layer that closes the door on open source implementations of Real Time Messaging Protocol streaming.

Overseas availability

The fact that BBC TV productions are paid for by the UK television licence fee, as well as rights agreements with third parties, mean that BBC iPlayer TV programmes are only officially accessible from IP addresses allocated to UK-based entities. However most radio programmes can be accessed universally, with the exception of programmes, such as certain sports broadcasts, which are affected by rights issues.

TV licence

A television licence is not required to view programmes on the iPlayer after they have been broadcast. The exception lies with the ‘Watch Live’ simulcast option, which is accessible through and played on the iPlayer site, where eight of the BBC’s channels are broadcast at virtually the same time as on television and hence a valid TV licence is required. Controversy lies in whether consumers should pay for a TV licence to watch live when the majority of programmes are available for free on the iPlayer hours after they have been broadcast.

References

^ Hewines, James (2008-12-02). “BBC iPlayer Goes Local”. BBC Internet Blog. British Broadcasting Corp.. http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/bbcinternet/2008/12/making_bbc_iplayer_local.html.¬†

^ “BBC launches catch-up TV trials”. BBC News. 2005-09-29. http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/entertainment/tv_and_radio/4290926.stm. Retrieved 2008-05-14.¬†

^ Goliath.com “Results of the BBC’s Integrated Media Player trial.”. Goliath. 2007-04-13. http://goliath.ecnext.com/coms2/summary_0199-5434989_ITM Goliath.com. Retrieved 2008-05-14.¬†

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External links

BBC portal

BBC iPlayer at BBC Online

Press release announcing extended trial of iMP at BBC Online

“Ask Bruce” article on iMP at BBC Online

http://www.netnewspublisher.com/microsoft-builds-on-the-success-of-red-button-and-bbc-iplayer-for-next-gen-tv/

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There are many ways to advertise without putting out a lot of cash. Use these tips to your advantage. Modify them and make them your own. Just remember that the only way to succeed with your business is to do something.


No one has ever found success by doing nothing.


1. Put your website on notepads, pens, newsletters, bumper stickers, coffee cups.


2. Flyers – When you buy your morning newspaper, slip some flyers into the rest of the newspapers.


3. Business cards (You can make up your own or get them free through VistaPrint)


4. Article marketing is one of my favorite method of advertising. If you write articles and then use a service to publish them, your articles become viral.Your articles will spread like a virus and could have the potential to be viewed by hundreds of thousands of people.


5. Participating in online discussion forums is an excellent way to get the word out about your business – and it is free. Build relationships first and use your signature file to let everyone know what you do and who you are.


6. Free classifieds


7. Targeted ezine advertising is one of the most cost effective ways to advertise your business.


8. Paid ads – such as solo ads. Test, test, test. Your success depends on your ad and your heading!


9. Mail out postcards.


10. Purchase leads that are targeted and related to your business. If possible get their phone number and followup.


11. Bookmarks for libraries, don’t forget to talk to your librarian first.


12. Purchase cheap seed packets, put a tag on them with your website as well as a saying like, I am in the business of helping people grow.


13. Use your knowledge and publish a newsletter or ezine. One your build up your list you can offer paid subscriptions or ads.


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15. Forwarded emails – Add your testimony to your signature line.


16. Buttons


17. Pens to hand out with a short advertisement and your URL.


18. Welcome baby cards for hospitals.


19. If your domain name is a string words, try capitalizing each. This helps people who just take a quick glance remember it.


20. Create an information type handout that briefly explains your business.


21. When you go to a garage or yard sale, ask if you can leave a few of your flyers there.


22. Community Colleges. Every student needs a part time job.


23. Put a business card in all outgoing mail including anything that has a postage paid envelope.


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25. Car magnets – You can put magnets all over your car.


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27. Leave your business card in restrooms at restaurants or on cork boards around grocery stores.


28. Get a booth at school events and share what you offer.


29. Look into putting an ad in school sponsored publications (directories, PTA booklets, etc). Usually not to expensive.


30. Set up a free giveaway box in any store that will give you permission.


31. Post flyers at apartment complexes if they will allow it.


32. Place flyers under windshield wipers of cars.


33. Newspaper classified ads are cheap and effective. Ask about having your ad appear with a color background to make it stand out even more.


34. Buy a pre-inked, personalized stamp and put your ad on it. Stamp the back of any envelopes that you mail out.


35. When it comes to advertising and marketing, repetition plays an important part in your campaigns success.


36. We all get junk mail with the postage paid envelopes. Just send a flyer back to the company and use their return envelope.


37. Personalized T-shirts


38. Make up Gift basket raffles for Church bazaars, concerts held during summer, at your local community hall, or any town function. Do not forget to put your business card or some other advertisement in the basket.


39. Put flyers on car windshields at your kids sporting events.


40. Leave a business card with your tip for your waiter/waitress.


41. Reply to spam email with your own business advertisement.


42. Give your business cards to friends and family and ask them to give them out to people they know who would be interested in part time income.


43. Put up flyers at the local colleges, libraries and grocery stores.


44. Ask your local chinese takeout if you can post a flyer in their window.


45. Create a post it stack of your business cards with a glue stick and then post them at pay phones, etc.


46. Business cards with a magnetic back really stick in people’s minds as well as on their refrigerator.


47. Leave business cards by the change machine in the mall arcade or at the ATM machine.


48. Put your website address on your sun visor using vinyl letters.


49. Find an old metal tin (or new), put a magnet on the back, put your business cards in them and then just attach this to your car when you go into a store.


50. Be different and get noticed. When you are unique then you are one step ahead of your competition.


There are many ways to promote your business without spending a fortune. Think outside the box. Most people notice things that are different, something that draws their attention or even makes them laugh.


Keep it simple, keep it cheap and before you know it your success will be achieved without going broke.


Copyright 2007 Joe Rispoli

Joe Rispoli has been involved in online marketing for over 10 years. He would like to invite entrepreneurs to start using his online marketing information and free advertising resources to help promote their home business.


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