Channel 4 catch up

Discussion in 'iPod touch' started by zero.fx, Nov 20, 2008.

  1. zero.fx macrumors member

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    Hi everybody i wonder if you guys can help me, i know its possible to watch bbc iplayer on the ipod touch indeed i think its awesome but is it also possible to watch channel 4 catch up tv too? has anyone tried it?
     
  2. MagicWok macrumors 6502a

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    No it won't work. Channel 4 has in their moronic wisdom, made it so that you need IE to play their videos. Even using firefox on a mac won't work, so you're definately not going to get it running on the iphone/ipod touch.

    Funny how the BBC got such derision for that - actually it isn't since no one cares for most of the content on C4 anyway :p
     
  3. edesignuk Moderator emeritus

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    We all pay for the BBC, Channel 4 is commercial, it's pretty much up to them what they do in this regard.
     
  4. zero.fx thread starter macrumors member

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    i think channel 4 has some good shows such as dispatches which i really want to watch but anyway i will try watching it on my archos i doubt it will work tho
     
  5. tucker61 macrumors regular

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    I emailed channel 5 last week and asked them if here are any plans so that the vod can be played on the iPhone. Still not got a reply.
     
  6. HitchHykr macrumors 6502a

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    Pirate bay is your friend. I like some of the shows from Channel 4 and I specially like the streams that include the commercials since I like watching commercials from other countries, sometimes more than the show itself :)
     
  7. M. Poirot macrumors member

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    i emailed the BBC to ask why it took so long for some programmes to be uploaded to the mobile version for the iPod touch. I got a very prompt non-standard reply that said they recognised things could be better and they're working on it. Impressive....your license fee in action folks!
     
  8. MagicWok macrumors 6502a

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    It takes more effort than you realise...
     
  9. tucker61 macrumors regular

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    Channel 5

    Had a reply from channel 5 who said. Thanks for enquiry, we are looking at making the site iPhone friendly but not until sometime next year.
     
  10. zero.fx thread starter macrumors member

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    lame oh well but channel 5 aint that good anyway lol i just wish channel 4 do it soon
     
  11. thespyglass macrumors regular

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    Seconded.
     
  12. vielsfrithj macrumors newbie

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    Watch 4 Catch Up On Mac No Problem!

    You can now easily watch 4 catch up on Plex it's a free media center app for Mac.
     
  13. vielsfrithj macrumors newbie

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    Forget that...

    i feel silly now i've just noticed I'ts already been released for Mac :confused::D
     
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