iPhone and iPlayer

Discussion in 'iPhone Tips, Help and Troubleshooting' started by mac2thefuture, Jun 23, 2008.

  1. mac2thefuture macrumors 65816

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    #1
    What's the deal with the inconsistancy of what can be watched from the BBC's iPlayer on an iPhone? Right now i can watch yesterdays TopGear on my iMac and laptop but not on my iPhone. I've noticed this before....If it's the BBC's fault I'll stop buying their stuff on iTunes....Whats the deal?
     
  2. chappy87 macrumors regular

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    For some reason I can't watch anything on iPlayer on my iPhone at the moment, only on my iMac.
     
  3. dwright1974 macrumors 6502

    dwright1974

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    I think it's because the TV programmes need to be re-encoded for the iPhone/Touch whereas on a computer they only have to be encoded once so they play through Flash. Auntie has committed to bringing the iPlayer to all platforms.

    I think we should love the iPlayer for what it is, excellent. Granted, we can't download anything yet but that may happen at some point.

    HTH

    - D
     

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