Offline mode

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  • Message 1. Posted by ozy123 (U14742799) on Thursday, 19th May 2011permalink

    I use my laptop in multiple locations. At home we have terrible internet so do not want it to auto download but I do need to be connected to the internet and I do want to watch my downloaded programs. Therefore it would be useful to set Iplayer to offline mode - if that is possible?


  • Message 2. Posted by Guv-nor (U7476305) on Thursday, 19th May 2011permalink

    I am not aware of a way to set iPlayer to be offline and connected to the internet.

    However since you wish to prevent automatic downloads you could simply set the time at which those downloads occurs so that they will not start during hours that you are at a location with poor bandwidth.

    Preferences - to the right and above the iPlayer desktop programme list.

    Section "General"
    Sub-section "Download Settings"

    Tick "Schedule Series Record downloads between"
    Select - Anytime or 00:00-6:59 07:00-17:59 or 18:00-23:59
    Click "Save"

    While you are there ensure that you have not set "Run BBC iPlayer desktop on computer start up" as double prevention.


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  • Message 3. Posted by ozy123 (U14742799) on Friday, 20th May 2011permalink


    Thanks for the reply. Unfortunately the scheduling isn't adequate - the times I will be in low bandwidth vary so I would have to constantly mess around with times. A minor improvement here would be to allow it to configure by day so I may want to download between 10 - 2 Monday but not Friday.
    Also I do want to watch programs on those days where I am in the low bandwidth area - unfortunately this means starting up the program. Hence my requesting an offline mode. Thanks.


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