Hello...Help needed please...

Discussion in 'iPod touch' started by fitzy123, Nov 3, 2009.

  1. fitzy123 macrumors newbie

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    Hello everyone looks like a good site..my friend sent this to me'i did'nt
    see a newbie thread to do my first post in...anyway iv just bought my
    boy a iphone touch and dont know where to start to be honest'iv been
    trying to set it up all night''without any luck:eek:....its asking for flash
    player it says unavailable for iphone and iphone touch..i went on catch
    tv with it but says need flash player...
    Also he wants to buy games and films to'can anyone shed
    any light on where to start.......thanks.....:)
     
  2. gibbz macrumors 68030

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    No Flash for the iPod touch.

    Look here for some apps.
     
  3. mzd macrumors 6502a

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    there is no flash player for the iPod touch/iPhone. that means web pages that require flash will not work (hulu.com, etc)
    as far as apps and games go, the iTunes Store is your source for those. Just open iTunes on your computer and click on iTunes Store on the far left column. You will see music, movies, TV shows, podcasts, audiobooks, and all of the apps available for the iPod touch.
     
  4. fitzy123 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Thank you very much for your speedy reply it's much appreciated
    does he need filmware..etc..to watch them..cant understand why
    he cant get this
    Code:
      http://iphone.tvcatchup.com/
    as he said his m8 can...i can get the tv channels come up but wont play..
    also he did say something about jailbreak i think its called''now im lost.
    Once again thanks for your replys..:)
     
  5. mooblie macrumors 6502

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    Are you in UK, fitzy? That http://iphone.tvcatchup.com/ site is for UK users only. (It doesn't need jailbreaking, but it does need you to be in the UK.)

    BTW: It also needs a WiFi connection - I assume you have that sorted?
     
  6. fitzy123 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Im in london m8...that link for tv is the one iv tried but it says i need
    flash player..when my boy gets in il try again just to make sure...
    He said his mait does'nt pay for games...etc he gets everthing free
    but i thought i would check with you lot to see as my boy going to
    buy some games..etc....dont want him to spend to much money..
    thankyou m8..:)

    Ps It also needs a WiFi connection...it picked up internet of
    my modem and the nets fine..
     
  7. mooblie macrumors 6502

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    Glad to hear you're in UK! :) TVCatchup have a very active set of support forums, with an iPod section. There is a relevant thread here. HTH.

    Just so you know: I run TVCatchup on my iPod with NO FLASH PLUGIN. (It's not needed - on that site http://iphone.tvcatchup.com TVC reform the streams to play in Quicktime on the iPod Touch.)
     
  8. fitzy123 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Thanks m8 got it working...cheers..he wants to dl a film but 10 pound i think
    thats to dear ..thanks m8..:)
     
  9. mooblie macrumors 6502

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    OK - glad you got it going. Make sure you also try out BBC iPlayer using this address:

    http://www.bbc.co.uk/mobile/iplayer/ (on your iPod, not a desktop computer)

    It too, has been built to use non-Flash streams, and works well on a WiFi-connected iPod Touch.
     
  10. TraceyS/FL macrumors 68040

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    Jailbreaking allows access to stolen apps (and other not so illegal things, like customization).

    It's your call on whether you want your child to use things he stole, in which the person that wrote them got no compensation for....

    As for movies - there are ways to rip DVDs you own and watch those files on the Touch. That is what we do here, or i use stuff i have recorded off my TV.
     
  11. Night Spring macrumors G5

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    How old is your son? I'm thinking if he's old enough to have friends who tell him about jailbreaking, he's probably old enough to figure it out on his own. I'd tell him if he can figure out how to jailbreak, go ahead, but I wouldn't spend my time trying to figure it out for him. You already bought him an iPod, surely you've already done enough! :D
     
  12. rjphoto macrumors 6502a

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    There are tons of free Trial versions of games and apps on iTunes.

    I don't think my son's have paid more than $10 for any of the games and apps they have in the 2 years they've had their Touches. They are constantly installing more and more things...
     

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