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  • Message 1. Posted by poordarrener (U11143586) on , permalink

    I've downloaded a programme on to my computer. Can I transfer the download to a DVD - and, if so, how?

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  • Message 2. Posted by Squirrel (U961634) on , permalink

    Good luck! It's hardly likely to be possible, why would anyone ever buy a BBC DVD again?

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  • Message 3. Posted by Daniel (U709316) on , permalink

    This is a definite NO.
    ALL BBC iPlayer programs are DRM'd and cannot be copied in anyway from one PC to another or to a DVD.

    At present no program like iPlayer allows this sort of copying - 4od for example.

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  • Message 4. Posted by KingstonEagle (U9444792) on , permalink

    This from the FAQs -

    "Can I transfer downloaded programmes on to a blank DVD or CD to play in my DVD player?
    It is not possible to copy a downloaded programme onto a disc to play in a stand-alone DVD player because the programme is DRM protected. However, you can transfer programmes to a disc to use in another computer as long as it is within the time period and the computer is in the UK and can connect to the internet to acquire a licence."

    This means that downloaded files *can* be played on a computer other than the one which downloaded the program and beats the Sky + service.

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  • Message 5. Posted by poordarrener (U11143586) on , permalink

    Thanks everyone - particularly K who had read the small print thoroughly.

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  • Message 6. Posted by JayNSW (U11153942) on , permalink

    Hi,

    How do you transfer a downloaded programme on to a disc/flash drive so as to watch downloaded programme on another computer with iplayer software? Pls. help!

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  • Message 7. Posted by KingstonEagle (U9444792) on , permalink

    Find the downloaded file on your computer. It will be in the download folder specified in the *settings* option in the iPlayer download manager. Open the folder in Windows explorer.

    There will be some big files in there (probably 200 to 400 MB in size) with apparently random names (the smaller files are ident logo files which you won't need unless you want the BBC logo to appear before the programme).

    If you're not sure which file you want to copy double click on it and it will open in WMP, and you can watch it for a few seconds to see if it is the one you want. Then close WMP and copy the file via Windows to your external disc drive. This has to be Windows compatible, not an iPod or something like that.

    Then put the disc with the file into the new computer and it should play as long as you've got a UK IPA internet connection. It will probably work easiest if you copy it to the iPlayer download folder on that PC, but it should still play if you double click the file itself.

    Simple, eh? Hope that works for you.

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