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kimig1


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Message Posted:
06/11/2009 06:59

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Anyone on here using this service? And if so, are you achieving sensible download times? I have had several taking over 45 hours! I don't THINK it's a problem with my machine, but would like to be reassured....



Cheers

Kimig



moonrakers


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06/11/2009 07:30

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Hi,

We use it daily with no problems.



It sounds like your internet speed is very slow. Get on to your supplier and tell them the problem.



When you click on ' downloads ' go to Media player and download to that. The picture quality is slightly inferior but it is much much quicker to download.



Good luck....Moonrakers



kimig1


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06/11/2009 07:45

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Thanks Moonraker - I used to do that, but my Media Player won't work any more - problem with DRM rights. Have tried EVERYTHING...and I've been computing for approx 30 years....

I think it's time for a new computer ( maybe even the dreaded WIN7!)



moonrakers


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06/11/2009 08:38

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We had the same problem with Extend. It took 40 odd hours to download a half hour programme.



Now with Nethouse and it takes about 35 minutes to do the same download.



Keep trying , it is really worth having when it is working OK.



Regards....Moonrakers



rosieposie


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06/11/2009 10:27

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Are you guys in Cyprus? I have been trying to figure out a way to download from BBC iPlayer for ages with no luck, as it says you have to be in the UK. I have tried using a free UK proxy ip address and that doesn't work either. Is there a workaround to this that you know of?



Smiffies


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06/11/2009 11:04

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Hi Rosie



Try: https://www.my-private-network.co.uk/index.php/en/get-started



VPN, costs 5 a month, pay on line. (Accepts PayPal account, if you have one).



I have used it sucessfully in the TRNC and here in Dubai to down load BBC iPlayer, find it fast and efficient.



Good luck



Smiffies



mmmmmm



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Message Posted:
06/11/2009 15:02

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re msg 1



it could be



1/ your local ISP not allowing fast throughput



or



2/ the VPN ( virtual private network ) company - allowing you to spoof- a UK presence



Some companies pile loads of users on the server so the downloads are slow, and make it impossible to stream / view live UK tv using



http://zatoo.com



http://tvcatchup.com



Ask around - to see what other folks are using in your locale, that works for them...



moonrakers


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06/11/2009 15:21

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We use ' Hide IP..soft' here in Cyprus.



The cost is about $35 per year and it works really well. We have used it for 2 years now.





Moonrakers



compass


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Message Posted:
06/11/2009 15:25

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Moonraker



Can you explain a little more how to use the media player to speed up downloads please. It does take a few hours on mine, not too bad I suppose, but is slow in relation to other sites I use.



Thanks



Compass



moonrakers


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Message Posted:
06/11/2009 16:10

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Hi Compass,



You must have your IP address hidden to fool the BBC that you are in the UK.



When on the BBC iPlayer , select your programme you want to download.

Click ' more downloads.

Click ' windows Media Player' and click ' download'

Clics 'Save'



We connect the computer to the TV with an HMDI lead and the picture quality is excellent.



Regards....Moonrakers



compass


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Message Posted:
06/11/2009 22:13

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Thanks Moonrakers



Followed your instructions and it worked..... but for me it wasn't any faster than iplayers own download system. Will try a few more times though.



Thanks again



Compass



kimig1


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Message Posted:
07/11/2009 07:15

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Mark - did you really mean zatoo.com - I don't understand that site at all! Tx for the other link, though.



kinglouie


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Message Posted:
07/11/2009 08:14

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Not sure if you guys use this.

Its perfect UK tv.

Just hit the big red square.

No details required (name etc)



http://www.filmon.com/tv/



moonrakers


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Message Posted:
07/11/2009 09:00

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Compass.



The download times do vary depending on your internet speed.

Early in the morning is the best ( quickest ) time to download if you are an earlybird !

Media player does produce a slightly inferior picture quality but I find it much quicker.



Regards....Monnrakers



mmmmmm



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Message Posted:
07/11/2009 12:29

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re msg 12 , Kimig1



Yup, forgot the extra T in zattoo :(



Dumyat


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Message Posted:
10/11/2009 11:01

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Moonrakers,



Followed your instructions on message 10, I did not get the option of more downloads to get me to windows media player, got a message on program screen saying not available in your area, any clues



catalkoykid


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Message Posted:
10/11/2009 11:06

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Try: https://www.my-private-network.co.uk/index.php/en/get-started







VPN, costs 5 a month, pay on line. (Accepts PayPal account, if you have one).



you will need vpn network or you can only download in the uk



mmmmmm



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Message Posted:
10/11/2009 14:37

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Proxy Servers won't work with the download function of iPlayer - this is a pain -if your internet is slow - like for any in certain parts of CY..



A VPN should allow downloading, for later playback.



moonrakers


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Message Posted:
10/11/2009 16:21

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Dumyat.



You can only download i player if you have a UK IP address. So if you are in Cyprus you need to to hide your IP ( inernet provider )



I use Hide IP soft. You will find it in Google. It costs about $35 per year and works very well giving you a UK address.



Moonrakers.



cyprusunited


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Message Posted:
11/11/2009

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You can try http://www.vpnuk.info

It costs 6.50 pounds a month and works very well.



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