I just received an email of which I was just going to copy and paste on to here but this little clause at the end made me a bit ditthery, "Any unauthorised copying, disclosure or distribution of the material in this e-mail is strictly forbidden."
So instead I will paraphrase.
Seems like there is a technical hitch in distributing to the 5,000 that were chosen and quite a lot are still waiting to test the player. They may have to wait until the end of October (which is incidentally my birthday) before they can play.
I will just take it as an early birthday pressie from the BBC.
I have been testing from the start and my first niggle is actually the 7 day expiration on programmes. I knew this was how the player is meant to run but I think what would be better would be if the programme has already been downloaded then you should be allowed to watch when you feel like. Twice now I have had to delete programmes before watching because they have expired.
You see if these downloads were eventually counted towards ratings then they would not be accurate, if no one had actually got to watch what they downloaded due to expiry.
Second niggle is that I have had a few script errors when rating programmes, or even when deleting programmes. But hey, this is still in Beta so hope they sort these issues out before full release.
Nothing else bothering me about the BBC Imp player today.
I'm loving it, and wish this existed ages ago!