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Old 28.07.2011, 08:37
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BBB Global iPlayer

From today iPlayer is available in Switzerland, but only as an iPad/iPhone app.

The cost is CHF 9/month. Though the app is free and there are some free shows...
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Old 28.07.2011, 09:57
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From today iPlayer is available in Switzerland, but only as an iPad/iPhone app.

The cost is CHF 9/month. Though the app is free and there are some free shows...
Grab a VPN, and BBC iPlayer is accessible now for the same amount.

Two methods, same outcome
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Old 28.07.2011, 10:55
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Re: BBB Global iPlayer

One funds a random internet/network company and one funds the BBC. Take your pick.

(I pay a TV licence in the UK, so have chosen a free VPN service - but then I have no apple products.)
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Old 28.07.2011, 11:05
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Re: BBB Global iPlayer

is it working for anyone else? been loading on my ipad for 20 minutes...
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Old 28.07.2011, 11:23
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Is the availble content the same as the UK BBC iplayer?

How can I do iPad to TV? I'm so happy
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Old 28.07.2011, 11:26
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Where is the app....Can't find it
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Old 28.07.2011, 11:29
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Dang...I think because I use my UK account I can't get the international version



Edit:

http://www.bbc.com/iplayer/tv

Link with more details...the link to the app store there doesn't seem to work though
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Old 28.07.2011, 11:50
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Dang...I think because I use my UK account I can't get the international version
Now that's a reverse problem, we've been trying to hack into iPlayer through various methods for years on EF and couldn't and now this....!
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Old 28.07.2011, 12:08
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Re: BBB Global iPlayer

Here is the Link for the App in Itunes. You will need a non-US, non-UK account. This loads iTunes software, so that must be installed.

http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/bbc-i...0604?ls=1&mt=8
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Old 28.07.2011, 12:10
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Here is the Link for the App in Itunes. You will need a non-US, non-UK account.

http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/bbc-i...0604?ls=1&mt=8
Does this open for you?

I get re-directed to here

http://www.apple.com/itunes/affiliates/download/

Using my work computer which has a Swiss IP
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Old 28.07.2011, 12:14
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Does this open for you?

I get re-directed to here

http://www.apple.com/itunes/affiliates/download/

Using my work computer which has a Swiss IP
It works fine for me. There is a small link that redirects you to that URL above, but without clicking, it should call up your iTunes App to download the BBC app, which is what it did for me. If you do not have iTunes at work, it probably won't work. I added a note to my original post to this effect.
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Old 28.07.2011, 12:15
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It works fine for me. There is a small link that redirects you to that URL above, but without clicking, it should call up your iTunes App to download the BBC app, which is what it did for me. If you do not have iTunes at work, it probably won't work.
Makes sense...I may have to migrate my itunes to my Swiss account now

Has anyone used the international version? Still have access to all the programs and live TV?
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Old 28.07.2011, 12:24
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Re: BBB Global iPlayer

I don't suppose there is a 3rd party Ethernet dongle and TV-Out for the USB port on the iPad is there ?

Seems a shame to have TV out on the iPad and have to stream with the input coming over wireless. My router/Modem/TV are all in the same place. Wireless strength should be good enough, but it can be laggy/jerky.
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Old 28.07.2011, 12:27
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I don't suppose there is a 3rd party Ethernet dongle and TV-Out for the USB port on the iPad is there ?

Seems a shame to have TV out on the iPad and have to stream with the input coming over wireless. My router/Modem/TV are all in the same place. Wireless strength should be good enough, but it can be laggy/jerky.
I don't see there being any problem using this

http://www.apple.com/ipad/features/mirroring.html

And having the stream come in wirelessly Does the resolution change when you connect up to the TV?

Edit: it does seem to output 720p the dongle via some sort of black magic
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Old 28.07.2011, 12:31
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I don't see there being any problem using this

http://www.apple.com/ipad/features/mirroring.html

And having the stream come in wirelessly Does the resolution change when you connect up to the TV?
Shouldn't do. The rate may be slower than copper, but enough for streaming HD. Methinks the quality will be better over a cable, but I do not see how to plug in a TV out adaptor and a NIC adaptor into a single iPad port. I am hoping the BBC app is TV-Out aware and not just mirrored.
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Shouldn't do. The rate may be slower than copper, but enough for streaming HD. Methinks the quality will be better over a cable, but I do not see how to plug in a TV out adaptor and a NIC adaptor into a single iPad port. I am hoping the BBC app is TV-Out aware and not just mirrored.
Can I watch programmes from the BBC iPlayer iPad app through my TV?
If you are viewing BBC iPlayer on an iPad 2, you can also watch it on a TV. To connect your iPad 2 to the TV you will need to use Apple’s HDMI adapter. The iPad screen is mirrored on the TV - we do not support AirPlay video.


Sucks to be an iPad 1 owner and have an outdated device that loses important functionality within a year
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Re: BBB Global iPlayer

Anyone tried the iPlayer on their iPad 2 over a 3G network? Does it stream well enough?
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Old 28.07.2011, 13:21
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Re: BBC Global iPlayer

My iPlayer downloaded from the App Store in seconds (wi-fi). if you want BBC and other channels on your iPad, try the Teleboy App. This is not available outside Switerland...
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Re: BBB Global iPlayer

can soemone help? As referred to above, i have a swiss itunes account - ie i share it with someone based int he uk, as the swiss itunes does not offer much in the way of tv programmes/films etc. So to get the global i player i have to switch to a swiss itunes account? Can i have 2 different itunes account on the same ipad? Nothing is ever simple!!!
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can soemone help? As referred to above, i have a swiss itunes account - ie i share it with someone based int he uk, as the swiss itunes does not offer much in the way of tv programmes/films etc. So to get the global i player i have to switch to a swiss itunes account? Can i have 2 different itunes account on the same ipad? Nothing is ever simple!!!
On the iPad, just log out of the UK account and log into the CH account. I do it all the time. You get used to it as updates need to log into the store you brought it from.
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