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Topic # 162103 29-Jan-2015 10:30
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Was working fine yesterday on my tablet to Chromecast using Unotelly and Vodafone cable.

Today on 2 different devices (my Nexus 5 and my Android tablet) I can see the programmes but as soon as I try to play something I get some error about not being able to play the content.

Netflix is still working and so was ITV's player.

I wonder if it's a momentary hiccup or the BBC has done something?

Using BBC player for Android 4.5.1.2 and media player 3.1.2

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  Reply # 1224613 29-Jan-2015 11:17
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Using uno and no problems here, iPad and pc running Win8.1. Are you watching sport clips by chance?
I watched a bit of Wolf Hall and listened to football

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  Reply # 1224614 29-Jan-2015 11:18
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I get a generic "this doesn't seem to be working" error but can still download the content. Today is actually the first time that I've used iPlayer so I didn't know that it wasn't normal.

I'm using Mynxnet Global Mode.

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  Reply # 1224617 29-Jan-2015 11:24
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I have unotelly DNS set in my router and on my unotelly account I have channel 2 set to uk under the dyno DNS heading



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  Reply # 1224621 29-Jan-2015 11:34
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Behodar: I get a generic "this doesn't seem to be working" error but can still download the content. Today is actually the first time that I've used iPlayer so I didn't know that it wasn't normal.

I'm using Mynxnet Global Mode.


That's what I get but I didn't try to download but actually watch.

I'll try again tonight.




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  Reply # 1224641 29-Jan-2015 12:17
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We had a bit more trouble than usual. It usually has to buffer a couple of times, but last night it was crapping out totally. It worked later on, after we'd caught up with the second part of Prey (brilliant).
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  Reply # 1224655 29-Jan-2015 12:46
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For what it is worth, BBC iPlayer works perfectly in HD on a PC (Windows 7) using a London proxy server.  (I don't use Unotelly)




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  Reply # 1224657 29-Jan-2015 12:48
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I get the feeling that the internet to the UK is a bit crap from time to time.

I have had a good play with the USA based media streaming services (Netflix, PBS, Tubi, Crackle etc) and they usually seem to work pretty well.
Quite another thing with 4od, BBC iplayer, ITV etc - more often than not they seem to buffer and fall over.
iplayer really seems to have its moments - havent seen complaints from UK based users though - so maybe its the distance thing.

I am on Vodafone ADSL and use Unotelly.
I posted a thread a week or so ago http://www.geekzone.co.nz/forums.asp?forumId=40&topicId=161736
Couldnt quite work out if it was just me or whether it was more of an issue on Vodafone.... 





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  Reply # 1224660 29-Jan-2015 12:49
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Sideface: For what it is worth, BBC iPlayer works perfectly in HD on a PC (Windows 7) using a London proxy server.  (I don't use Unotelly)


What sort of proxy server/service/product are you using out of interest?




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  Reply # 1224664 29-Jan-2015 12:51
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robjg63: I get the feeling that the internet to the UK is a bit crap from time to time.

That was my first thought, but the iPlayer downloader ran at around 15 Mb/s which should be plenty for streaming. It's odd.

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  Reply # 1224671 29-Jan-2015 13:05
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Behodar:
robjg63: I get the feeling that the internet to the UK is a bit crap from time to time.

That was my first thought, but the iPlayer downloader ran at around 15 Mb/s which should be plenty for streaming. It's odd.


I suppose a downloader can go up and down in speed a bit whereas watching requires a slower but steadier connection.

Sounds like you are getting a really fast download though!
The BBC has said there are problems with Android 4.4.3 and 4.4.4 specifically and streaming that is beyond their control.
http://iplayerhelp.external.bbc.co.uk/tv/android_4.3.3_downloads
Usually causes playback problems after around 30 minutes of playback.

It is odd. Would really love to know where the bottleneck comes from.




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  Reply # 1224676 29-Jan-2015 13:08
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Sideface: For what it is worth, BBC iPlayer works perfectly in HD on a PC (Windows 7) using a London proxy server.  (I don't use Unotelly)


What sort of proxy server/service/product are you using out of interest?


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  Reply # 1224679 29-Jan-2015 13:23
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The other day I watched an hour long show streamed in what looked like HD quality on my Chromecast so that is why I am surprised why it failed today.




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  Reply # 1224810 29-Jan-2015 16:38
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iPlayer was working fine for me this morning on my Chromecast.  Using Vodafone ADSL and dns4me.net

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  Reply # 1224961 29-Jan-2015 21:07
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I can confirm similar problems as follows using BigPipe and Unotelly using the BBC iplayer:-

Note 4: BBC Catchup using iplayer (Wolf Hall) - Fails to load with "This content doesn't seem to be working"

However, 

Note 4: BBC Live TV using iplayer (BBC 1 and BBC News from the same app) - Loads and streams in HD immediately and without problem.

Samsung TV using iplayer: BBC Catchup - Loads and streams in HD without problem.
Samsung TV using Samsung browser: BBC Live TV - Loads and streams without problem.

Windows 7: BBC Catchup and Live TV stream without problem.

All other catchup UK TV apps ( such as ITV, 4od, etc) load and stream without problem and TVPlayer seems to be streaming all available UK channels live without problem.

In my case it does seem to be specific to Android and only affecting iplayer catchup at this stage.

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  Reply # 1224965 29-Jan-2015 21:51
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Seems ok here - Snap UFB with Unotelly. Just streamed the first few minutes of Wolf Hall to test and it played fine, no error messages.

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