BBC iPlayer Desktop 3.0.8
Version 3.0.8 of BBC iPlayer Desktop is now available for beta testing. This
release attempts to solve one issue related to user reports that programmes
are unexpectedly expiring during the 30 day availability window.
As it takes a minimum of 7 days before the problem appears it has been hard to
identify the root cause, and verify that we have fixed the issue as expected.
Ideally we would continue to test the application for a full 30 days before
release but we hope that some users will be happy to test this as a beta and
Not all users will have been affected by this specific problem. We think that
some machines running the latest versions of Adobe AIR (2.x) experienced the
issue. This is because of undocumentated changes to the Flash player.
A manual install will be needed, please download the new release from:
As long as you have the Adobe AIR runtime, installation is as simple as quitting
iPlayer Desktop completely then opening the downloaded file and following the
on screen instructions.
If you experience iPlayer Desktop issues that persist, please send your log
files to iplayer DOT beta DOT diagnostic AT bbc.co.uk (search your computer
for a file called iPlayer.log).
(you can also follow us on Twitter: @BBC_ipdesk)
Paul Clark is Executive Product Owner Media Playout, BBC FM&T