Junk. There has been so much hype about the iPlayer downloader utility and even more confusion. I searched for an hour trying to find it weeks ago on the internet after reading about a version for Mac users. The BBC website mentioned it but I never could figure out where to download it, just a lot of dead-end links. Finally, I got it off MacUpdate today. But while installing it, the installer required that I paste in a URL in order to continue. Well, WHAT URL? Of course, that's not mentioned anywhere I can find. So I took a guess and typed in www.bbc.uk.co. Then, the installer asked where I want to install the program, so I chose...logically...the Applications folder, but it turns out that what is to be downloaded is not a program, but rather, apparently, the BBC video files, so that was a misleading question. Then finally, the installer asked, Did you pay your licensing fee?" even though the MacUpdate website description states this dinky little program is free. So WTF, is this free or do you have to pay??? I'll tell you what it is. It's pure confusion and has been since the beginning. Why didn't the developer not include a simple text file explaining what to do??? Of course, there is no "More Information" link that would answer questions like the ones I have. I'm tired of wasting time with something so poorly conceived like this is and which should have been simple and straightforward. Besides, anyone can access a BBC News video stream from other utilities like the LiveStation program. LiveStation IS free, not to mention super simple to install and operate.
Oh, after all this, did the Beeb downloader work. No. I guess if it did, it would be hard to know what it's doing since there's no download progress bar. Maybe you're supposed to go to console and type in an obscure command to see what's happening.