Works nicely in the background here on Lion. Happy that the author keeps updating this widget to adapt to changes on the BBC side of net broadcasting. Current version is 4.7 from February 2015 and can be downloaded from the "Phantom Gorilla" blog of the author.
If I was allowed one wish: an audio recording feature would be so cool...
I'm deleting this badly written app. It freezes my Dashboard and I get that pesky Adobe security warning (freezes also).
Seems there are mixed results with this widget. For me, it's a Dashboard killer.
Seems to be something broken here. When I try and play a station the progress wheel spins round for a while and then just stops. If I switch to the Finder there is a window in the background with the title "Adobe Flash Player security", and some text in it referring to the widget but with no buttons or indeed any other way of interacting with the dialog. Needless to say I don't get to hear anything either!
RealPlayer v11.1 seems to be working fine with this widget. Until now, we had to use RealPlayer v10 because v11.0 produced audio-dropouts. But I tried 11.1 and had no issues so far.
Maybe the developer can give a quick note to confirm this and update the "requirements" section.
Great widget, love the BBC. Since RealPlayer is pretty much dead. I can't see why they can't switch to Flash player or some other streaming audio format (mp3?) built into Quicktime/ Flash. I resent having to install stupid Realplayer just for this.
Finally gets around the Realplayer limitation meaning you can close the Dashboard and continue to listen. Excellent little widget includes all the regional BBC radio stations and a mini browser showing the schedule for the playing station.