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BBC iPlayer on the Nintendo Wii

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  • Message 1. Posted by Jon iPlayer Host (U8557168) on Wednesday, 18th November 2009 permalink

    We're pleased to announce that BBC iPlayer is now available as a free of charge channel. Simply go to the Wii store to download it.

    Jonathan

  • Message 2. Posted by Pan (U14222510) on Wednesday, 18th November 2009 permalink

    It is quite unfair that users outside of the UK and inside in Europe cannot watch TV programmes on the iPlayer... I know that the UK residents pay a fee for their TV license but broadcasting on the internet doesn't need any license by viewers... I would be very pleased if I could watch your programmes from outside of UK....
    With Appreciation,
    Pan Kas

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  • Message 3. Posted by ian (U14222600) on Wednesday, 18th November 2009 permalink

    i just downloaded the BBCiplayer and ive been having a little play. im a gamer myself and i knew this was coming. anyway its just as i thought it would be very good and usefull. i use the iplayer on pc anyway but now i can surf and watch iplayer player on wii too.

    im sure there will be some updates to the channel in the future and i can see there are some thing that might help it.

    there is 1 problem with the search option. u can not enter any numbers into the search box. i know there is a "1-9" button for the numbers but when i click it, it enters "1-9" into the search box... there is no seperate 1,2,3,4,5 and so on for imputting numbers, so its impossable for me to search for example "f1 grand prix"

    maybe make the rumble more noticeable its like ...nothing smiley - smiley also, when u search you cant position the cursor back to delete or add any letters. u got to delete letters till u get to where u want.

    apart from that. its just as i expected
    good one bbc

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  • Message 4. Posted by David Scott (U14223366) on Wednesday, 18th November 2009 permalink

    Just downloaded the iPlayer channel. I think it needs more testing, it has frozen my Wii three times now, requiring a reboot. Screen just freezes and Wii 'sings'. Great to see support for the iPlayer on the Wii through.

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  • Message 5. Posted by roduk (U14223381) on Wednesday, 18th November 2009 permalink

    Im very pleased with the new BBC iPlayer Channel, its a great improvement on the old iPlayer on Wii. Unfortunately I'm seeing a problem with lip sync. Its only an impression but it seems to be worst in the middle of a programme but improves at the end again.

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  • Message 6. Posted by Radovan Burhan (U14223699) on Thursday, 19th November 2009 permalink

    Thanks for the channel. Looks very nice. However I miss one functionality and that is that it actually played something for me. Every time I try to listen to a radio programme or watch a video I get 375006 error. I could not get a single stream to play and that is something I consider quite annoying from a player. Is there a way how to get my channel working properly? My Wii is set to UK.

    Best regards,
    Radovan.

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  • Message 7. Posted by whqttt (U14224404) on Thursday, 19th November 2009 permalink

    I'm sure it does feel horribly one sided if you are not in the UK, but there isn't a logical way of providing all the BBC's content effectively free to the world.

    The things on iplayer are, of course, not free.

    We've already paid for them, and the ability to watch them. Iplayer just makes it easier for us to do so.

    The entire TV licensing debate is quite complicated and often rather heated, but at the end of the day it means we (as licence payers), have massive amount of programming created, delivered via numerous channels/radio stations, plus all the other things which the BBC offer - news.bbc.co.uk, iplayer and so forth.

    Broadcasting on the internet is, of course, anything but free - if you consider the probably quite massive IT/network infrastructure the BBC have to have in place to stream TV, you have to realise that once again, all of it is paid for by the TV licence.

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  • Message 8. Posted by Radovan Burhan (U14223699) on Thursday, 19th November 2009 permalink

    I understand your arguments. However I am not 100% sure whether my problem is entirely related to the fact that I do not reside in UK. When I run iPlayer on my PC I can get some of the programmes working (radio programmes for example). Even BBC says that people outside UK can access some of the content. However on my Wii nothing is playing even those streams that work on my PC.

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  • Message 9. Posted by Jon iPlayer Host (U8557168) on Thursday, 19th November 2009 permalink

    BBC iPlayer on the Nintendo Wii is only for the UK, this includes Radio programmes.

    Jonathan

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  • Message 10. Posted by John99 (U13871221) on Saturday, 21st November 2009 permalink

    Note
    bbc also has a blog about wii iPlayer: www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/...

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  • Message 11. Posted by Hilary (U14240953) on Tuesday, 1st December 2009 permalink

    I understand there are things offered on the internet whereby we can watch BBC i player fro abroad for only 2;50 pounds. I am a bit sceptical about this and wonder if the BBC have any plans of making the BBC iPlayer available to everyone outside the UK as well. This will be a good exercise for Britain and the understanding of British Culture. Please do let us know if we can BBC i Player in France, I do miss it.


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  • Message 12. Posted by Onslow The Cat (U13672446) on Tuesday, 1st December 2009 permalink

    Hilary, you are posting this in a thread named

    BBC iPlayer on the Nintendo Wii


    Is anything in your post relevant to this discussion?

    FYI iPlayer is not available outside the UK and any *packages* you may buy to get round this are illegal both in the UK and wherever you are located, and you might also find that they are terminated very quickly if you try to use them when the content provider get sussed out.

    Beware!

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  • Message 13. Posted by BBC auto-messages (U8526101) on Wednesday, 2nd December 2009 permalink

    Editorial Note: This conversation has been moved from 'Service updates' to 'Archived threads'.

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  • Message 14. Posted by Hilary (U14240953) on Wednesday, 2nd December 2009 permalink

    Sorry, did not realise it was a thread. Very new to message board and will be careful not to use anything illegal.

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