"The BBC has tried to draw a line under its decision to bar open
source implementations of RTMP (real-time messaging protocol)
streaming in the iPlayer, after The Register revealed the
Corporation's quiet switcheroo last week.
"TBBC online managing editor Ian Hunter claimed in a blog post
today that the term "open source" had been "conflated" by users who
had grumbled about third party RTMP plugins being locked out of the
""We know that a number of applications have been making
unauthorised use of some media types and we have tightened security
accordingly - this was done for several of the formats and content
delivery types, not just for Flash," said Hunter. "The result was
that some applications that 'deep link' to our content may no
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