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  • Message 1. Posted by Charlie (U14418495) on Sunday, 11th April 2010permalink

    when using my iPad, the iPlayer website seems to recognise it as an actual computer, thus not allowing me to go to the mobile version of the site.

    the mobile version of the site uses compatible video steaming with iPhone/iPad/iPod, because the normal version using Flash isn't compatible.

    please sort it

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  • Message 2. Posted by matt (U8621220) on Sunday, 11th April 2010permalink

    Hi Charlie,
    As the iPad hasn't actually been released yet, you can't expect the BBC to support it.

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  • Message 3. Posted by Charlie (U14418495) on Sunday, 11th April 2010permalink

    the BBC need to simply add the iPad as a recognised mobile device

    everything is in place already (because the iPad uses essentially the same OS and browser as the iPhone)

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  • Message 4. Posted by matt (U8621220) on Sunday, 11th April 2010permalink

    Devices are tested by the BBC before they are added as a compatible device. If the BBC haven't got one to test yet, it won't be supported.

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  • Message 5. Posted by EggOnAStilt (U7111730) on Sunday, 11th April 2010permalink

    The ipad display is far larger so the quality will be poor, see my post and link in your other thread for previous discussion on the matter.

    smiley - friedegg

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  • Message 6. Posted by The Phazer (U815970) on Monday, 12th April 2010permalink

    Given all the piracy problems the BBC have had with the iPhone streams, I would actually be quite surprised if they were able to get any rights for iPad streams delivered the same way unless some more secure way of delivering them comes along.

    Yet again, a bunch of people writing this software spoiling things for everyone else.

    Phazer

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  • Message 7. Posted by John99 (U13871221) on Tuesday, 13th April 2010permalink

    See also the bbc blog www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/... with link to www.pocket-lint.com/... about release of bbc overseas app for iPad

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  • Message 8. Posted by Ben Delo (U14428615) on Sunday, 18th April 2010permalink

    The iPlayer website does work on the iPad, you just have to go to the mobile site:
    www.bbc.co.uk/mobile...

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  • Message 9. Posted by Tbanjo (U14428663) on Sunday, 18th April 2010permalink

    You bought an iPad! Hahahahahahahahahahahahaha

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  • Message 10. Posted by Ben Delo (U14428615) on Tuesday, 20th April 2010permalink

    Looks like the BBC read my previous post and disabled iPlayer for the iPad again!

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  • Message 11. Posted by Raymaker (U14431224) on Tuesday, 20th April 2010permalink

    I've been using Iplayer on the Ipad since Friday last week without problem and the quality of the feed from the mobile stream was fine and perfectly watchable scaled up on the ipad.

    The BBC removed the Ipad as a valid mobile device at about 11am yesterday the 19/04/2010.

    I have written to the iplayer team and await a response.

    I see no reason why i should not watch a program on my ipad that i have paid for via my license fee. I am surprise the BBC is not providing this service and am more surprised they had the service working and then turned it off.

    As a licence payer, I expect to get a reasonable response from the BBC, it's only reasonable to get a response rather than silence.

    I am in the UK and can watch iplayer on my imac, , macbook, Itouch and iphone, why not the ipad !!!

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  • Message 12. Posted by duck4cover (U14369307) on Tuesday, 20th April 2010permalink

    ka-ching!

    I'm sure silence is the appropriate response for unsupported products and the use of the "I pay my license fee" mantra . You'd have to wait until they support iPads oficially before you have a legitimate gripe.

    Recent events with access to iPlayer that were not by the direct mechanisms offered by the BBC (i.e. their own links and webages) were stopped. The irony is that they appear to be very Apple like qualities...

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