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tonykyte


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11/03/2012 10:02

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I can watch catchup but when I try watching live it says not available, I am sure someone can help me out there.



Geoff


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11/03/2012 10:08

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Because you are not in the UK and the BBC iPlayer knows that from your computer's IP.

You need VPN that fools it into, thinking you are in the UK.

I use MPN at 5 a month.

http://www.my-private-network.com

Geoff

Famagusta City.



juliamoons



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11/03/2012 10:13

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If you are watching catchupTV then I guess you must be using a VPN. Try using this little gadget for live uk tv.

The link for this is here:- http://myiplayer.com/downloads/MyiPlayerUK_vers03DesktopPlayer.exe you will not need to use a VPN using this gadget. But even with this wonderful gadget you will still need good bandwith from your isp



tonykyte


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Thxs Geoff I am going thro' a vpn, I can watch catchup but not live



juliamoons



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11/03/2012 10:15

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Geoff if he is watching catch up he must be using a VPN.



Ed1957


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11/03/2012 10:19

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or try



http://www.strongvpn.com/packages_regions.shtml



i have used one for 4 years



Priceless



tonykyte


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Message Posted:
11/03/2012 10:28

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It has worked fine until yesterday, can watch ITV etc but not BBC live



erolz


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11/03/2012 10:45

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tonykyte I think there may be a problem from the BBC end. I can not be sure but it seems like it to me. I also currently can not get bbc1 or 2 live either from this

http://www.bbc.co.uk/bbcone/watchlive/

or

http://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/tv/bbc_one_london/watchlive

I can get cbbc, cbeebies and bbc parliament on the above but not bbc1 or 2.



the2ofus


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Message Posted:
11/03/2012 10:51

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same here - also 4oD will only play for very short while and then buffers every few seconds ! Been trying to watch Our man in ...Costas, for the last couple of nights, but gave up !!!



erolz


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11/03/2012 11:01

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the2ofus



just tried our man in costas now and its working ok here, 6 minutes in and no buffering yet.



http://www.channel4.com/programmes/our-man-in/4od#3297752



Geoff


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11/03/2012 12:01

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Don't get it. I have catchup and live, all no prob.

Geoff



erolz


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11/03/2012 12:21

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Geoff normaly I can get both live and catchup streaming fine as well. Just currently I do not seem able to get live stream from bbc1 or bbc2 (can get cbbc, cbeebies and bbc parliament).



Have you tried live streaming of BBC1 or 2 in last hour or so Geoff? If not and its convinient for you could you try now using link below and report back for me ?



Is there anyone actualy in the UK who could try the below for me ?



http://www.bbc.co.uk/bbcone/watchlive/



Thanks in advance.



rigsby


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Message Posted:
11/03/2012 12:38

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Erol,Not working u/k at 10.35am.



stockiefan


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11/03/2012 12:40

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Thanks for the links.



juliamoons



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11/03/2012 12:42

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BBC seems to be working fine on the gadget mentioned earlier message 3 - http://myiplayer.com/downloads/MyiPlayerUK_vers03DesktopPlayer.exe



juliamoons



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11/03/2012 12:44

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In fact there all working fine Channel 4, BBC1 & 2



erolz


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11/03/2012 12:46

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Thanks rigsby for the update from the UK. It would seem that there is some generic problem atm with the direct BBC live feeds I would guess.



Juliamoons thanks for posting this alternative.



2Labs


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Message Posted:
11/03/2012 12:47

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juliamoons,



This may seem like a silly question but is there anything else you have to download to make the gadget work? Im an hopeless technophobe and I can't get anything to work, I'm just opening endless windows.........



Is it a subscription service? as I havent been asked to pay anything.



Cheers



Stu.



rigsby


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Message Posted:
11/03/2012 12:49

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Erol,I just tried again and parliment was on,however it said live but the date on the screen says 7/3/12?



erolz


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11/03/2012 13:08

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Hi Rigsby



Parliament is working fine here for me as well (currently showing Record review with date on it of 09/03/2012). CBBC and Cbeebies channels are also working. Just BBC1 and 2 currently not working as far as I can tell.



Again thanks for the info.



juliamoons



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Message Posted:
11/03/2012 13:58

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2 Labs

It is a free service. Just download the programme to your desktop, or find it in your download directory and copy it to your desktop. Double click on the icon, two frames will load up, one is for chat which can be closed. The other is for live tv which opens up and starts playing BBC1. You have options along the bottom for the different channels. Also, if you find it buffering too much you have the option to change the quality to low quality (which is still quite good). Also, the option to go full screen with it.



Enjoy



erolz


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11/03/2012 14:16

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BBC2 live seems to be working agin using this url



http://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/tv/bbc_two_england/watchlive



Still no luck with bbc1 currently



2Labs


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11/03/2012 14:22

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Thanks Julia,



Will give that a try now.



Stu.



erolz


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11/03/2012 15:28

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BBC1 live working again now from here on



http://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/tv/bbc_one_london/watchlive



judyr


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11/03/2012 18:09

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Juliamoons what bandwidth do you have to enable you to watch live tv without too much buffering?



ClareW


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11/03/2012 18:35

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Re msg 25 - I'd be interested to know this too as we are thinking of increasing our bandwidth shortly but not sure if it will be worth it unless we go for a much higher package.



kbasat



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11/03/2012 20:00

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with so many different providers out there promising all sorts of speeds, what 'plan' you are on really doesnt mean much. If you like to know what real speed you have at any moment, try http://www.speedtest.net .



You need a minimum of 2Mb RELIABLE package (and you shouldnt be using it for other downloads, like updates of such at the same time) to be able to watch TV.



K.



Geoff


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Message Posted:
12/03/2012 07:10

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No problem using your link etc.

We have a good 2 MB ADSL service mind.

Geoff



yenibob


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12/03/2012 07:22

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Who is your ISP Geoff?



juliamoons



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I have 4mbs but you still have to turn everything else off. Skype any downloaders or updaters. But with that TV gadget which I gave links for above you can also switch to low quality which is not too bad and saves a lot of bandwith.



ClareW


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12/03/2012 22:49

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Thanks Julia. There's no chance of us getting 4mbs out here in the Karpaz (until Multimax venture out this far !). The iPlayer works fine on the low quality option - thanks for the link and info - but there's no radio channels on it. Do you know of any similar service for Radio 5 Live ? Thanks Clare



judyr


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13/03/2012 00:08

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Wow Julia! I have just tried your link and it is fab!



Geoff


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Re Msg 29: Turkcell.

Geoff



kbasat



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Message Posted:
13/03/2012 13:52

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re msg 33, Turkcell does not sell ADSL



islandgirl


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13/03/2012 15:14

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Julia Message 3. Do you find you can watch live UK tv without buffering on this? Thanks



Geoff


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Re Msg 34: Sri my mistake. On the mobile, not ADSL. Actually better than most ADSLs.

Geoff



juliamoons



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13/03/2012 16:50

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Islandgirl, most of the time. But there are those occasions, when it can be a bit iffy. I know that is not always down to bandwith as there are many other reasons why that can happen, most of which are out of your control. I shut down skype and any downloaders that are loaded before attempting it. Sunday was good watched dancing on ice and where the heart is was very good.



juliamoons



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13/03/2012 16:56

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ClareW yes you can get Radio 5 and loads of others on another similar gadget, it is the original one that was used for uk tv but uk tv is not working on that one any longer. It's called Tiiveni TV and here is the link http://www.mediafire.com/?6g90kbos6xoiu2c It also has some US channels which work such as Country Music Television, not every ones choice but I love it. All VPN's are built into the channels you select.



juliamoons



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13/03/2012 16:57

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WTG Judy, enjoy.



juliamoons



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13/03/2012 21:16

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Hey guess what they have just added a new channel Sky F1 for formula 1. I have just tried it and at the moment cannot get connected, but hopefully that will come good before the first race.



ClareW


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14/03/2012 10:08

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Julia - you are life saver ! No more foreign commentary babbling on during the footie ! My husband wants to say that he is eternally grateful to you ! Will check out the County Music TV later - sounds good.



islandgirl


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Julia, spot on thanks. I don't feel the pic quality is as good as the BBC but it is more reliable. You are a star!



ClareW


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Last night I couldn't listen to the sports broadcast on Radio Five Live - the message only came on once with music the rest of the time but it said something about being out of the area ? Strange given the VPNs are built in. I'll try it again when there is a live sports broadcast. We managed to use the iPlayer on Channel Five but it was very broken up with buffering and freezing but perfect this morning for the BBC News so I guess it was the high online demand for the footie.



poochielover


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18/03/2012 01:11

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Julia



Thanks for the link, works great.



Poochie.



juliamoons



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Wow that was the best watching F1 in English on the MyiPlayer without any buffering or streaming problems. I agree the quality was not quite as good, but hey still fantastic.



judyr


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26/03/2012 20:27

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Hi Julia, Are you still able to use this link? I have tried to watch BBC and it is still buffering some 10 minutes later. I also tried it the other day and no luck. Perhaps it is because I only have 2MB.



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