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Topic # 238215 7-Jul-2018 08:04
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https://www.trustedreviews.com/news/watch-world-cup-4k-hdr-streams-iplayer-3485444

just idly curious anyone who can access BBC iPlayer and has a 4K TV have you been able to stream the content in 4K? It might be quite impressive.

They say you need at least a 40 megabits per second but I'm sure many of us have more than that.




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  Reply # 2050945 7-Jul-2018 08:50
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Wow that would be awesome


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  Reply # 2050952 7-Jul-2018 09:19
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Don't know if it would work too well here. They aren't optimised to stream to this part of the world. Would be interesting if someone gave it a try though.




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  Reply # 2051473 8-Jul-2018 13:48
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I'm doing it - PS4 Pro and Sony 4K TV with Spark Gigabit Fibre (take a little bit to buffer then away and laughing) - awesome picture - Belgium v England Final (get in Engerland #itscominghome #GarethSouthgateWould ) tongue-out


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  Reply # 2051496 8-Jul-2018 14:12
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Croatia to win the WC


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  Reply # 2051518 8-Jul-2018 15:25
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Croatia to win the WC

 

 

 

 

No Chance laughing - also, who was the Muppet who commentated the game for Sky today - worst football commentary ever.  So glad I'm watching on BBC and ITV.

 

 

 

 


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  Reply # 2051519 8-Jul-2018 15:26
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Apple TV 4K and Sony A8F. Unfortuniyly the Apple TV doesnt support the live UHD trial but I've been watching the matchs on demand anyway. The picture quality on the BBC stream is amazing. Watched a couple of games on iTV and it looks terrible in comparison, especialy the lower framerate causing motion blur. 





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  Reply # 2051615 8-Jul-2018 18:08
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Agree ITV quality is much poorer than BBC.

But what went on with the BBC iPlayer delayed stream of the England / Sweden match - sound was continuous but video kept jumping back about 1-2 seconds then later jumping forward ?

Also seems to take the BBC six plus hours to make the download version available ?

Finally Prime broadcast the two other quarter finals yesterday but not this mornings games - strange,

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  Reply # 2051636 8-Jul-2018 19:03
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Glad you had the same problem with the England game.  Was really irritating me and I thought it was just my setup

 

 

 

Scotdownunder: Agree ITV quality is much poorer than BBC.

But what went on with the BBC iPlayer delayed stream of the England / Sweden match - sound was continuous but video kept jumping back about 1-2 seconds then later jumping forward ?

Also seems to take the BBC six plus hours to make the download version available ?

Finally Prime broadcast the two other quarter finals yesterday but not this mornings games - strange,




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For those who managed to see the streams (not me alas since I don't have a 4K set) this describes the process which is really impressive and a good use of the TV licence :-)

 

http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/internet/entries/5c5b8f80-891d-4b51-babd-8814c1511b4e

 

 

 

Interesting comments (obvious really) about the challenges in encoding in 4K on the fly versus the luxury of doing it offline in parallel.





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  Reply # 2060481 22-Jul-2018 15:38
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1.6m streaming requests over FIFA18 and Wimbledon.  Peak streams of 60,000 concurrent.  Compared to 20 million SD/HD streams for that England/Sweden match.  A BBC live event record.  Makes TVNZ's CommGames concurrent record look pretty sick.  If the same proportion of live streams occurred for RWC19 that would the equivalent of 1.4m livestreams in NZ (assuming all the iPlayer requests were in the UK........) 

 

https://www.rapidtvnews.com/2018071952862/bbc-iplayer-receives-1-6mn-requests-for-ultra-hd-content-during-world-cup-wimbledon.html#axzz5Lx0QBvVY

 

 

 

The interesting stat for me is the lack of UHD demand.  60,000 streams over 25m homes for the most popular content in the UK.  It'd be hard for Spark to justify developing UHD delivery capability for the number of NZ homes.  And hard for any other broadcaster to justify broadcasting or streaming in UHD - high cost for what is currently a marginal audience.  


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  Reply # 2060583 22-Jul-2018 19:12
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1.6m streaming requests over FIFA18 and Wimbledon.  Peak streams of 60,000 concurrent.  Compared to 20 million SD/HD streams for that England/Sweden match.  A BBC live event record.  Makes TVNZ's CommGames concurrent record look pretty sick.  If the same proportion of live streams occurred for RWC19 that would the equivalent of 1.4m livestreams in NZ (assuming all the iPlayer requests were in the UK........) 


https://www.rapidtvnews.com/2018071952862/bbc-iplayer-receives-1-6mn-requests-for-ultra-hd-content-during-world-cup-wimbledon.html#axzz5Lx0QBvVY


 


The interesting stat for me is the lack of UHD demand.  60,000 streams over 25m homes for the most popular content in the UK.  It'd be hard for Spark to justify developing UHD delivery capability for the number of NZ homes.  And hard for any other broadcaster to justify broadcasting or streaming in UHD - high cost for what is currently a marginal audience.  



I thought they had a limited number of UHD streams available - first in first served

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  Reply # 2062536 25-Jul-2018 19:39
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Worked well for me and I was suitably impressed.

 

I also tried the Virtual Reality App, but could not get that to work on my Note 8, even though I managed to sideload it. Next time maybe.

 

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