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  • Message 111. Posted by Nifta (U14126600) on Thursday, 5th November 2009permalink

    I tried defaced on my wii a few weeks back to see whether it'd work. No joy unfortunately.

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  • Message 112. Posted by hillfly (U14202741) on Thursday, 5th November 2009permalink

    Has anyone tried installing the Opera browser channel and then going to the i-player page?

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  • Message 113. Posted by blazza (U14202761) on Thursday, 5th November 2009permalink

    iPlayer used to work on mine but I recently updated the latest version of Opera and iPlayer no longer works.

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  • Message 114. Posted by Eponymous Cowherd (U13748135) on Friday, 6th November 2009permalink

    ***"To be fair, they have not annouced any kind of release date [for the MHEG iPlayer]. They've announced a closed beta test, which won't be open to the general public. There's no public release date for iPlayer freesat at all. And while I don't think this has been handled well at all, we effectively now have a date for the Wii iPlayer to be fixed specific to seven weeks."***

    The point is, with a mere 7 weeks to run before the claimed *final* deadline, the BBC have released *no* information whatsoever on the status of the Wii iPlayer. So the MHEG iPlayer is in a "closed beta test", but, at least, it *has* been "announced".

    All we get are vague platitudes using words like "soon". " aim to" and "hope to". You have to wonder why they won't give any more concrete info than this at this stage of the game (e.g."we are currently testing...", "alpha", "beta")?

    Either they cannot, in which case they should not be promising a 2009 release, or will not, in which case you have to ask "why"?

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  • Message 115. Posted by Nifta (U14126600) on Friday, 6th November 2009permalink

    “Has anyone tried installing the Opera browser channel and then going to the i-player page?”

    Erm, unless you know some other way of accessing iPlayer on a Wii that's what we've all been trying (and failing) to do since the channel was updated.

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  • Message 116. Posted by Eponymous Cowherd (U13748135) on Wednesday, 11th November 2009permalink

    Well, there are now 6 weeks untill XMas, and 6 weeks left for the BBC to make good its promise to fix the Wii iPlayer "this year".

    Apart from the (now *extremely* annoying) "stay tuned" message on the iPlayer web page we have had no more information since Jonathan's message a week ago saying that more info would be available "soon".

    Obviously "soon" in BBC parlance is a timespan greater than a week.

    If a 2009 "fix" is unlikely then the BBC should be honest and admit it rather than this dithering. If a 2009 fix is likely, then they should be able to provide more info by now, so why don't they?

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  • Message 117. Posted by matt (U8621220) on Wednesday, 11th November 2009permalink

    The BBC did the same last year when they released iPlayer Desktop. They said that by the end of 2008, there would be a version of Download manager that Windows, Mac and Linux users could use. Things then went very quiet.

    I think it was just before Christmas that they released iPlayer Desktop with only days to spare so it is possible.

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  • Message 118. Posted by nzh99 (U14126668) on Friday, 13th November 2009permalink

    A date!!! 18th Nov *2009* smiley - winkeye

    news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/...

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  • Message 119. Posted by _Ewan_ (U11818211) on Friday, 13th November 2009permalink

    Hallelujah. Though I still don't see why we shouldn't expect some basic openness from the BBC - would it really have killed them to simply say "We're not fixing the old Wii support, it's too difficult, but we are building a whole dedicated channel, we'll keep you posted on progress." and do that weeks ago?

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  • Message 120. Posted by David (U2803433) on Friday, 13th November 2009permalink

    Thank you BBC :o)

    Better late than never! If it can be even half as slick as the Nintendo Channel (and less overloaded, hmm, not much chance there I fear) this should be very good indeed.

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  • Message 121. Posted by Nifta (U14126600) on Friday, 13th November 2009permalink

    Hurrah!

    But... WHY ON EARTH WASN'T THE NEWS MENTIONED IN THIS THREAD BY THE BBC?!!

    Anyway, I shan't be needing to post in this thread any longer smiley - smiley Assuming it works of course! smiley - winkeye

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  • Message 122. Posted by John99 (U13871221) on Friday, 13th November 2009permalink

    Dare say some of the reason may be due to necessary collaboration and the JOINT press release. But I must say I sometimes think bbc should be able to release important iPlayer info earlier than it often does.

    Lets hope the new player works, there is already a related thread on it: www.bbc.co.uk/dna/mb...

    and some of the other links
    news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/... (bbc tech news)
    www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/... (bbc blog)/the_new_iplayer_on_the_nintend.html
    www.bbc.co.uk/presso... (press release)

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  • Message 123. Posted by matt (U8621220) on Saturday, 14th November 2009permalink

    It should have been posted in Service Updates really. It did come through the news feed at 10.36am though. That was the first I knew about it.

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  • Message 124. Posted by Paul (U14221709) on Tuesday, 17th November 2009permalink

    With respect.

    There are now approaching Freesat sales of 750,000 in the U.K. since launch and growing at an excellent rate. So, I would suggest that the comment that relatively few people have it, to be significantly inaccurate.

    Additionally, it should be considered that Freesat is a venture funded by the BBC and ITV [and others] and of course they have a vested interest in ensuring this service is available through their own projects to the licence paying public.

    We have Freesat, Wii and Virgin Media and will enjoy the opportunity of being able to select which platform to watch the excellent iPlayer service.

    Regards

    Paul S Watts

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  • Message 125. Posted by Nifta (U14126600) on Wednesday, 18th November 2009permalink


    Well, I've tried the new iPlayer Channel and it's fantastic! Thankyou very much to the programmers, designers and artists who've evidently put much love into this smiley - smiley

    By the way, to any BBC staff watching this, it might be advisable to modify the message that any Wii users who browse to bbc.co.uk/iplayer still receive!!

    Let them know that they can download the new iPlayer channel as the old message that the "Wii browser isn't compatible with iPlayer, but we're working on a solution" must be damaging in your attempts to get more Wii users onto the iPlayer!

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  • Message 126. Posted by kirk eastment (U14222092) on Wednesday, 18th November 2009permalink

    I've also tried it and i cannot get anything but error code 375003 & 375006.

    It happens whenever i try to watch any Doctor Who programme other than Water Of Mars.

    I did manage to get a minute or so of Evolution of the Daleks, until i was told there was insufficient bandwidth to play this episode without glitches.

    But how can there be insufficient bandwidth to play that episode, when there is more than enough for me to play WoM.

    Anyone else getting errors.

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  • Message 127. Posted by John Edwards (U14127884) on Wednesday, 18th November 2009permalink

    The new BBC iPlayer channel is fantastic. Gone is the need to resize and reposition the viewing window and the image quality is quite acceptable. Well done to all concerned!

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  • Message 128. Posted by DaveP37 (U14223092) on Wednesday, 18th November 2009permalink

    Also think it's great.

    Only problem is that the progress bar (with pause button etc.) doesn't disappear. Is this a common problem? Or have I done something silly...?

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  • Message 129. Posted by Nifta (U14126600) on Thursday, 19th November 2009permalink

    If you point the wiimote away from the screen and then put it down, the onscreen player controls will disappear quite quickly smiley - smiley

    It's all still working well for me, no error codes. To Kirk; what d/l speed do you get from your ISP? They may use variable bit rates on the different programmes and you may be on the cusp between values.

    I am just guessing of course!

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  • Message 130. Posted by Blind Alley (U1309776) on Thursday, 19th November 2009permalink

    Very pleased with the new iPlayer service on Wii, clean easy to use interface and respectable video and audio quality. Thank you.

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