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  • Message 1. Posted by Beeb2010 (U14347976) on Saturday, 20th February 2010 permalink

    With many ISPs offering broadband packages that are uncapped overnight it would be useful to be able to set a time for the iPlayer app to download queued programmes.
    This way downloads could be set to start at say 2am, when downloads are unmetered with some ISPs. Giving the iPlayer app the ability to wake a PC from hibernate would also complement this feature.
    Apologies if this is an existing iPlayer feature that I have yet to discover.

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  • Message 2. Posted by Onslow The Cat (U13672446) on Saturday, 20th February 2010 permalink

    Read this thread, especially post no 6 if you've got Win XP.

    www.bbc.co.uk/dna/mb...

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  • Message 3. Posted by Beeb2010 (U14347976) on Saturday, 20th February 2010 permalink

    Sounds interesting, thanks

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  • Message 4. Posted by Nathan G (U14126616) on Sunday, 21st February 2010 permalink

    Both Mac OSX, Linux (all distros afaik), solaris and the BSDs come with these options. It would however be nice if it was built into the Iplayer itself and probably endear the BBC to the ISPs a little more.

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