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IPlayer stuggling atm

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IPlayer stuggling atm

A wireshark capture shows nothing is wrong as to traffic but getting stuttering.  So anyone else using IPlayer at the moment and find its struggling?
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Re: IPlayer stuggling atm

No problem here on normal and HD streams
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Re: IPlayer stuggling atm

Have you tried reconnecting to get a different gateway? Not sure if the network is still out of balance following Friday's outage.
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Re: IPlayer stuggling atm

Quote from: Gus
So anyone else using IPlayer at the moment and find its struggling?

My normal PlusNet download speed is around 17mb/s
A test download for you is showing 13mb/s at the moment 17:30

http://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/diagnostics



Not related to this issue, but be aware that BBC iPlayer is throttled back on Plusnet between 6pm and midnight, to a max of around 2mb/s for myself, others times it's 17mb/s for me.
Not sure if it's a BBC iPlayer or a Plusnet thing
6pm to midnight

Midnight to 6pm

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Re: IPlayer stuggling atm

2mb/s is with unlimited accounts and irrc its after midnight.  I've tried a few gateways and all give the same problem, so could be a local exchange issue[Inverness]
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Poor Speeds

Still getting 15mb/s at 01:20 Monday

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Poor Speeds

It is not about the desktop IPlayer but online viewing on-demand streams.  I was watching The Voice last night so probably the demand for that stream overloading the host BBC server
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