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how do I save downloads from BBC Iplayer

how do I save downloads from BBC Iplayer and TIvo. Iplayer only seems to offer straming where as while with Sky I could download and watch at my conveinience

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With the TiVo implementation of BBC iPlayer, you have exactly the same ability as the Sky method.

 

You can watch any iPlayer program for the full 30 day period.

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TiVO's can only record linear broadcast streams with an EPG number. The main reason for having downloading on Sky was that it had to share your existing home Broadband connection. TiVO's have their own internet modems built in, so use a separate connection. Also as far as iPlayer is concerned, you are diectly connecting to the BBC's web servers to veiw content.

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Ernie_C wrote:

With the TiVo implementation of BBC iPlayer, you have exactly the same ability as the Sky method.

 

You can watch any iPlayer program for the full 30 day period.



But how do I save them to the hard drive to watch at will? Cheers

 

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treevor42 wrote:

But how do I save them to the hard drive to watch at will? Cheers

 


You can't. The normal BBC iPlayer for TV including on TiVo, doesn't offer the ability to download. The programs are available via the iPlayer app for the same amount of time as they would be via any other full version of iPlayer.

 

Sky's version is different due to the variable broadband speed the box may be connected to.

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Re: how do I save downloads from BBC Iplayer

I’m not technically minded does this mean I can’t download to the hard drive and save for viewing at a later date?

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treevor42 wrote:

I’m not technically minded does this mean I can’t download to the hard drive and save for viewing at a later date?


Correct - you have to use the iPlayer menus to select the program you want to watch, or the search function on TiVo.

 

Saving it to the hard disk would not give you any advantage. You can still watch whatever is on iPlayer at any date it remains available for.

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OK thanks

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Re: how do I save downloads from BBC Iplayer

Just to add, anything you've started to watch will be listed in the 'recently watched' section of the iPlayer app, allowing you to easily find it again.

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Re: how do I save downloads from BBC Iplayer

You also have the option of recording the program and having it available for a lot longer than 30days.