BBC iPlayer useless?

Discussion in 'VirginMedia TV with TiVo - UK' started by geekspeak, Mar 25, 2011.

  1. geekspeak

    geekspeak New Member

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    Been trying for 10 minutes to get Tivo to play F1 Practice 1. Won't start - just a blank screen. Tried a few other shows - mostly the same. One eventually started but pause button didn't work. Surely that isn't right. Turned Sony blu-ray player on and iPlayer works just fine. Tried Tivo again in case of temporary problem still not working. Watching on Sony.
     
  2. OzSat

    OzSat Very Nice Moderator

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    Playing fine here on iPlayer on TiVo.
     
  3. royfox

    royfox New Member

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    Same here iplayer not working. No program will start. :mad:

    Was just showing off TiVo to some mates before we head out and that happens. Doh.
     
  4. cwaring

    cwaring VM Tivo User

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    Well I can select and play stuff, just can't control it; ie FF, FEW, Pause, Stop. :(
     
  5. Cableguy1927

    Cableguy1927 New Member

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    Really stupid question. Are you using the FF, RW, Pause and Play buttons?

    On the iPlayer app, you use the circular arrow buttons to highlight the bar and move around on it.

    It's not very intuitive I know.
     
  6. MrHoggie

    MrHoggie New Member

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    sorry to upset everybody. but working fine here in essex, on tivo iplayer and BBC online using laptop:D
    happy days.
     
  7. cyril

    cyril Active Member

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    F1 practice works fine - great quality pictures.
    Sadly no pause , ff or rewind
     
  8. geekspeak

    geekspeak New Member

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    Guess it is just down to the usual VM network issues then. Works in some places, not others. I never got On Demand to work - always got the "oversubscribed in your area" errors. Still, watched iPlayer on Sony player perfectly and I must say the colours are so much more vibrant than Tivo.

    I did have two recordings going on when iPlayer wouldn't work. Don't know if that is relevant - probably not.
     
  9. MrHoggie

    MrHoggie New Member

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    im in the old telewest/blueyonder area, never had any trouble with tv,broadband or phone.
    but we were one of the last areas to get the cable system.:D
     
  10. cwaring

    cwaring VM Tivo User

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    Yes.

    Oh. Okay. :confused:

    Not the word I'd use ;)
     
  11. MrHoggie

    MrHoggie New Member

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    would be nice to write a bit of software that could use the function keys on my laptops to FF and RW:cool:
     
  12. mikerr

    mikerr TiVoCentral.co.uk

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    If there's a "TiVo UI style guide", then the app creators didn''t read it. :rolleyes:

    E.g.
    • the iplayer app doesn't use standard play/FF/RW controls
    • the twitter app doesn't use the standard TiVo ouji board for text input
     
  13. geekspeak

    geekspeak New Member

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    I'm in an ex-NTL area. I could write a book on the faults I have endured.
     

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