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BBC's iPlayer Update Brings Retina Display Support

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BBC's iPlayer now supports Retina Display.

The BBC has provided an update for its successful iPlayer application revealing that the catch-up player will now support the iPad's Retina Display. The broadcaster revealed the news via the official BBC iPlayer Twitter account.

"Hot news: BBC iPlayer update for iOS with improved video performance and retina graphics released today," the Tweet read.

According to the app's iTunes listing, the update all includes better playback thanks to improved video performance; improved accessibility, which includes more Voice Over controls; and bug fixes, and other general tidying. The BBC says we can also expect smoother performance, too.

The BBC launched iPlayer in 2007, but apps for iOS and Android didn't arrive for four more years. The first mobile apps launched in February of 2011.

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    house70 , August 15, 2012 11:16 AM
    Are we going to get informed about every app updates from now on, or is BBC player worth special attention? If so, for what reason?
    Do you realize everyone gets notifications about app updates on a daily basis? And guess what, they're all about "bug fixes and other general tidying.
    The article fails to mention why is the BBC app so important compared to any other app on the market (at least, for the op).
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    samkl , August 15, 2012 12:45 PM
    Does it mean that video content will have native 2048 x 1536 resolution?
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    back_by_demand , August 15, 2012 3:59 PM
    house70The article fails to mention why is the BBC app so important compared to any other app on the market (at least, for the op).

    Coz iPlayer has had a lot of tech-press attention recently because of it's Olympics coverage
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    freggo , August 15, 2012 4:39 PM
    samklDoes it mean that video content will have native 2048 x 1536 resolution?


    A 'player' simply plays back the resolution that the video stream was recorded/edited in.
    They may upscale it to fill the pixels but that does not change the resolution of course.
    Can't show what is not there :) 
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    robochump , August 15, 2012 7:04 PM
    house70Are we going to get informed about every app updates from now on, or is BBC player worth special attention? If so, for what reason? Do you realize everyone gets notifications about app updates on a daily basis? And guess what, they're all about "bug fixes and other general tidying. The article fails to mention why is the BBC app so important compared to any other app on the market (at least, for the op).


    Why not? I love reading articles at work and more the merrier! :) 
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    samkl , August 15, 2012 10:57 PM
    robochumpWhy not? I love reading articles at work and more the merrier!


    That's what I thought, so what the big deal with supporting iPad 3? iPlayer was support on iOS anyways.
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    Anonymous , August 16, 2012 11:38 AM
    The BBC killed (sent in the Lawyers) off two decent 3rd party iPlayer client apps for Android in order to placate the rantings of the programme makers who view Android users as a bunch of dirty pirates, every one of which will rip off their work.

    It took them over 6 months to release their own replacement, and that was the Flash based abortion that never seems to have the sound in synch with the picture, and cannot even play a radio stream unless the screen is on. They provided one half-arsed update in the last 18 month, which did little to improve the quality of this dire app.

    They have known about the demise of Flash on Android for the last 6 months and have done sod-all about it.

    BBC? Blundering Ballsup Corp!