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Not everything is possible on the Nokia N900 yet

17 October 2009Entry by

BBC iPlayerCaptious title, Isn´t it? That´s because recently a video made by Mobile Developer TV showed streaming video on the Nokia N900. Specifically, the BBC iPlayer which allows you from the BBC web page to see most of their programs runs on Flash Player (streaming mode). It uses Flash Player 9, so the Nokia N900 with his Flash Player 9.4 shouldn’t have any problem with it, but unfortunately it has.

The reason of this problem it´s not clear yet, because something like this happened on Game Consoles like the Nintendo Wii. When not having the console updated, gamers were allowed to use the BBC iPlayer running on the Flash Player 7 which by that upgrade was the only one that the console had it. But, when the gamers updated the console and by this updating they where upgrading the Flash Player 7 up to Flash Player 9 (Actually, to Flash Lite 3.1  which allows to run Flash Player 8 and partial Flash Player 9 web pages), the BBC iPlayer stopped working.

So the solution would be to wait for the BBC Developers to work on the BBC iPlayer version for our Nokia N900, it shouldn´t been this way, but it´s. Like on other mobile phones such as the iPhone, where the BBC iPlayer runs very nice due to the BBC developer make it work because of the increasing demand of the service.

Here I left you two video, the first one about this issue on the Nokia N900 and the last one on the iPhone.




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