BBC iPlayer App ->(Airplay)-> ATV results in "An error has occurred"

Discussion in 'Apple TV and Home Theater' started by melvynadam, Jun 24, 2013.

  1. macrumors newbie

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    #1
    I am outside the UK but using BBC iPlayer (via a VPN connection) on a 4th gen iPad as well as my iPhone 4. The playback is flawless - stutter free and crisp.

    Yet, when I try to Airplay it to my Apple TV (3rd generation) I get an error on-screen: "An error has occurred".

    I know I'm not the first to see this but I can't find answers. Anyone got a solution I can try?
     
  2. macrumors regular

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    Oct 10, 2012
    #2
    This happens often with the live feeds I find. Have never found a clear answer why.
     
  3. macrumors newbie

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    #3
    When you Airplay you remove the middle device like an iPad, so all of a sudden the BBC knows you are not in the UK.
    If the ATV was configured for the unblock service as well then it should work.
     
  4. macrumors regular

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    #4
    Ahh, but it is. I use my ATV to receive US Netflix (outside of the US of course).

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    I can also Airplay any bbc show that is archived rather than live streaming.
     
  5. macrumors newbie

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    #5
    Because I use a DNS service (StreamVia) and modify the DNS server setting in my router to their DNS, anything that I connect to for iPlayer works well.

     
  6. macrumors 6502a

    dugbug

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    #6
    crackle used to do this a lot when it returned from playing an interstitial ad.
    Does bbc player interrupt streams for ads? It may not have anything to do with your DNS, location, etc.
     

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