play videos from sites like BBC doesn't work ?

Discussion in 'iPod touch' started by jackthelad, Oct 19, 2007.

  1. jackthelad macrumors newbie

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    Hi folks, Got the itouch today, well impressed, just got to work up the courage to install the jailbreak app.

    Have been on the BBC site with Safari on WIFI to view the news videos but they dont seem to work on the itouch. BBC - use REAL or windows media player to view their media on line and not quicktime

    Am I missing something or being really stupid :eek:

    did a search but came up with nothing. :mad:


    Anyone out there in itouch land got any help :)

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  2. gloss macrumors 601

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    A lot of streaming videos won't work with the touch. Even on a Mac we have to use WMP video for BBC.
     
  3. baummer macrumors 6502a

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    It's iPod Touch or Touch. NOT iTouch.

    BBC video requires either Windows Media or Real Player. Some of their content is also restricted to UK IP addresses only.
     
  4. gloss macrumors 601

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    It's Windows Media Player NOT Windows Media. It's Macintosh NOT Mac. etc.
     
  5. psychofreak Retired

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    Erm...its iPod touch (NOT a capital t) :)
     
  6. adamsweeting macrumors regular

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    You kinda answered your own question.... "The BBC use Real or Windows Media" - That's why you can't view them!

    iPod plays H.264 .mp4, not .wmv or .rm
     
  7. psychofreak Retired

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    Hopefully there will be a solution for this once the SDK comes out...Firefox iPhone might include WMP support...
     
  8. jackthelad thread starter macrumors newbie

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    You lot are a touchy or Touchy or Itouchy or iTouchy lot here ;););)

    I have a MBP (if thats the right way of saying it) and think i have flip4mac to play the media on my laptop.

    Just seems nutty to have a touch with safari and not being able to use certain sites. :(
     
  9. speakerwizard macrumors 68000

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    its not really apple though. even with a computer you need to get certain media players or plugins for certain sites. safari is fully net complient, just doesnt do some proprietry formats.
     

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