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BBC iPlayer on iPhone in evenings - does it work for you?

gm4jjj
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BBC iPlayer on iPhone in evenings - does it work for you?

My BB download speed is generally about  2350kbps, MSR is 2500. However recently, although the router sync speed and S/N etc are unchanged in the evenings, I notice that I quite often get only 500-900kbps downloads according to mybroadbandspeed.
I wanted to watch a TV program I had missed on iPlayer last night on my iPhone, something I have done a few times with no problems, but it took for ages to get started then just repeatedly stalled, obviously insufficient bandwidth to operate functionally. I was able to se it OK on my Macintosh using iPlayer, but I guess the Beeb use a totally different method of broadcasting on that platform.
Is this problem caused by lack if bandwidth at the BBC during peak periods, or is it possibly that PN are not giving the correct priority to the mobile iPlayer traffic?
I tried the iPhone iPlayer this morning and it is working fine.
I'd be interested in hearing if other iPhone/iPod iPlayer users have seen similar problems.
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VileReynard
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Re: BBC iPlayer on iPhone in evenings - does it work for you?

Why would you want to watch a television programme on a mobile if you could watch it full screen on a PC?
Just download the iPhone format programme onto your PC
Watch it on your PC
Delete it from your PC.
None of this P2P stuff.
See http://beebhack.wikia.com/wiki/Beebhack on how to do this.

techguy
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Re: BBC iPlayer on iPhone in evenings - does it work for you?

Because its there so I really must use it.
From what I've read the iPhone isn't that good at its primary function but it must be useful for something I guess
James
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Re: BBC iPlayer on iPhone in evenings - does it work for you?

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From what I've read the iPhone isn't that good at its primary function but it must be useful for something I guess

Looking pretteh Cheesy
My fuctions perfectly well as a phone / texting device.
VileReynard
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Re: BBC iPlayer on iPhone in evenings - does it work for you?

Quote from: Jameseh
Looking pretteh Cheesy
My fuctions perfectly well as a phone / texting device.

Does it have a spell-checker/grammar-checker?  Smiley

sophos9
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Re: BBC iPlayer on iPhone in evenings - does it work for you?

I've had no problems with BBC iPlayer on my 1st gen iPhone
techguy
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Re: BBC iPlayer on iPhone in evenings - does it work for you?

Quote from: axisofevil
Quote from: Jameseh

Does it have a spell-checker/grammar-checker?  Smiley

Obviously Jobs thinks that Apple users should invent their own words too
I have a better name for the iPhone, it should be the iHavemoneytoburnphone.
LiamM
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Re: BBC iPlayer on iPhone in evenings - does it work for you?

No probs here on my iPhone 3G.  iPlayer working a treat :-)
Occasionally watch in bed if I can't sleep.