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withitnow
Posts: 214
Registered: ‎14-06-2010

Can't watch catch-up through iPlayer

Getting really frustrated now.

 

I have already posted in the 30mb Broadband section regarding my slow internet since Saturday. This seems to now be affecting my TiVo service.

 

Now that all the BBC catch-up programmes go through the iPlayer app to free up a tuner, this uses the TiVo's internal dedicated BB line. Great, unless you are having problems with the internet anyway. Tried numerous times to watch a programme on iPlayer, firstly iPlayer took an age to load up, then when trying to watch the programme, it was unwatchable. It froze, took ages to buffer, played a little bit, froze again.

 

Something needs to be sorted, I use catch-up quite a bit, as well as my 30mb Broadband and pay for a fast service which I am not getting :smileysad:

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sammyh25
Posts: 170
Registered: ‎07-11-2010

Re: Can't watch catch-up through iPlayer

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I believe there is, or was, a nationwide problem with BBC iPlayer this evening...

 

(See thread "bbc iplayer awful since tivo update" in this forum).

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jethrouk
Posts: 968
Registered: ‎18-05-2011

Re: Can't watch catch-up through iPlayer

I also read the you can still get all the BBC iplayer content via Tivo by using the scroll-back EPG it accesses VM server versions

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Phil_C
Posts: 1,212
Registered: ‎02-09-2011

Re: Can't watch catch-up through iPlayer


jethrouk wrote:

I also read the you can still get all the BBC iplayer content via Tivo by using the scroll-back EPG it accesses VM server versions


I decided to watch Frozen Planet on catchup. Last night I scrolled back through the EPG to the last shown episode, clicked it, and got the BBC iPlayer. So no, scrolling back through the EPG doesn't get the VM server versions - at least it didn't for that programme.

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BenMcr
Posts: 12,412
Registered: ‎11-08-2009

Re: Can't watch catch-up through iPlayer


jethrouk wrote:

I also read the you can still get all the BBC iplayer content via Tivo by using the scroll-back EPG it accesses VM server versions


It was changed it the latest update so that everything now goes through the iPlayer app.

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mitch84
Posts: 547
Registered: ‎12-05-2010

Re: Can't watch catch-up through iPlayer

Lot better if it uses the iplayer and free's up a tuner , as long as it works in the OP case .

 

 

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