iPlayer Beta Round-Up
Just in case you hadn't noticed, the beta of the new version of the BBC iPlayer is here.
Help and frequently asked questions for the beta are here.
As well as leaving comments on the Internet Blog you can always go to the iPlayer message board.
Anthony Rose has in-depth detail about the thinking behind the beta, while Mark Friend outlines improvements in listening quality for radio. James Cridland gives even more detail on codecs and bitrates (and James relaxes enough on his personal blog to say he likes the beta). Ian Forrester highlights the RSS feeds on Backstage. The promotional video is on this post from Erik Huggers.
When you're in the middle of a launch of a major BBC product, it's sometimes hard to keep perspective. But a blogger will always provide some. In this case, it's John Dowdell in San Francisco:
Two significant projects hit the web this week. Both were played pretty low-key, but I suspect their longterm significance will be greater.
(One project is the iPlayer beta. The other is "the premiere destination for following live baseball on the Internet".)
Photo from B Tal on Flickr. Nick Reynolds is editor, BBC Internet Blog