To all BBC users...

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by daneoni, Feb 27, 2007.

  1. daneoni macrumors G4


    Mar 24, 2006
    I was wondering if you guys can still launch the BBC news player at the BBC website to watch videos. Mine launches but the videos never play and just hang at the loading page. Wanted to know if i'm alone in this?
  2. Cepe Indicum macrumors regular

    Oct 11, 2006
    Hi daneoni; UK Mac user too, with similar experience.

    In the past, it has told me to download the RealPlayer... player. If you know what I mean. I've never done it, because I can watch what I want to see on my uni PC, but there shouldn't be a problem once you download the player.

    Hope this helps.
  3. phantasmagoria macrumors regular

    Nov 15, 2006
    Works fine for me with the RealPlayer download. Try downloading that and giving it another go.
  4. Mr Skills macrumors 6502a

    Mr Skills

    Nov 21, 2005
    Works fine for me. Make sure you have Realplayer installed, and click on 'preferences' on the BBC player to make sure it is using Realplayer.

    On a side note, why can't Apple sort out giving us realplayer etc by software update? I know it's not Apple software, but it can't be that hard for them to organise and it would make an enormous addition to the Mac's "just works" reputation.

    I'm always telling friends "get a Mac, it works right out of the box" then when they get it I have to say "great, you won't see everything on the internet yet, I'll be right over to install some things for you..."
  5. MacBoobsPro macrumors 603


    Jan 10, 2006
    Does Windows come with Quicktime already installed though? I cant remember.
  6. Cepe Indicum macrumors regular

    Oct 11, 2006
    Couldn't agree more... There have been very few 'annoyances' for me since I switched to Mac (less than a year ago), but this is one of them.
  7. daneoni thread starter macrumors G4


    Mar 24, 2006
    Thanx for the replies but i have BOTH Real player, Flip4Mac (Windows Media Player component for Quicktime) and VLC.

    I have the latest version of everything and BBC player recognises that i have them installed but still wont load the video.

    EDIT: I also get this after a while


    CNN and all other videos play fine by the way just. BBC being the only culprit.
  8. oceanzen macrumors regular


    Dec 4, 2006
    Madrid, España
    Me too - I have the same problem - 10.4.8 got real plyer flip4mac but bbc won't lay real or wmv files.

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