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Is Iplayer broke again ?

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Is Iplayer broke again ?

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Re: Is Iplayer broke again ?

yes - I gave up
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Re: Is Iplayer broke again ?

Due to technical problems, we are displaying a simplified version of the BBC Homepage. We are working to restore normal service.
http://www.bbc.co.uk/
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Re: Is Iplayer broke again ?

Well fingers crossed, my streams seem to work as expected now, very poor trying to stream HD last week.
On the second pic you can see the stream failed/stalled for quite a while.
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Re: Is Iplayer broke again ?

Error 500 or Http code 500 means, Internal Server Error. In other words, despite what the hapless helpdesk is telling you to scan your computer for a virus, their computer system has died.
Some of the more usual causes of 500 are :
The file system is full up
We changed some server settings like the thread pool size
Someone changed security settings or passwords and didn't tell us
The Database is clogged with data
The power supply just overheated in the heatwave
We upgraded but never tested the upgrade
The upgrade worked in Beta but fails with more than two users
They outsourced the IT Department to India
The Tech Support Contractors don't work weekends
We gave the difficult stuff to a 16 year old on work experience
It's just crashed
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IanSn
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Re: Is Iplayer broke again ?

Not just me then  Roll eyes
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Re: Is Iplayer broke again ?

BBC iPlayer is working fine for me, at 02:15am Monday
Still going strong at 02:35am !
Two large HD Downloads completed at 02:45am
Normal download speed of 2.1mb/s (via WiFi)
Downloads completed, 3.5GB over 40 minutes at 02:55am

Infinity
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BBC website and iPlayer suffer weekend outage: 'severe load' on servers suggests DDoS attack

http://www.pcadvisor.co.uk/news/internet/3531696/bbc-website-iplayer-suffer-weekend-outage/?olo=rss
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Re: Is Iplayer broke again ?

Still not working here.
Not completely gone, but can't get to watch anything on iPlayer. Various error messages, including 505, or just spinning wheels.
Hope they're going to increase the number of days available to watch...
TORPC
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Re: Is Iplayer broke again ?

How about a partial refund on the TV license Tongue
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I was just thinking that too TORPC!
I need a new signature... i'm bored of the old one!
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Re: Is Iplayer broke again ?

After a short interruption, services for all @BBC #iPlayer & #iPlayerRadio users are back up and running.
https://twitter.com/BBCiPlayer
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Re: Is Iplayer broke again ?

Quote from: TORPC
How about a partial refund on the TV license Tongue

I suspect a lot of people using iPlayer have never bought a TV License in their lives.