iPod touch play videos from sites like BBC doesn't work ?

jackthelad

macrumors newbie
Original poster
Oct 19, 2007
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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 :)

ta



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baummer

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Jan 18, 2005
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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 :)

ta



I
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.
 

gloss

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May 9, 2006
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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.
It's Windows Media Player NOT Windows Media. It's Macintosh NOT Mac. etc.
 

adamsweeting

macrumors regular
Sep 15, 2007
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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
 

jackthelad

macrumors newbie
Original poster
Oct 19, 2007
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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. :(
 

speakerwizard

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Aug 8, 2006
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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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