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    News - Demand for BBC iPlayer continues to soar

    The BBC's TV and Radio catch up service records another record-breaking month, receiving over 120 million requests.
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    Re: News - Demand for BBC iPlayer continues to soar

    I like iPlayer and the alternatives at 1st the quality on my 40" was questionable but now it seems they have improved this which has made me use it more often. I would imagine it to soar even higher as soon as people and technology catch up with this service.
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    Re: News - Demand for BBC iPlayer continues to soar

    Quote Originally Posted by Paulm@scan View Post
    I like iPlayer and the alternatives at 1st the quality on my 40" was questionable but now it seems they have improved this which has made me use it more often. I would imagine it to soar even higher as soon as people and technology catch up with this service.
    http://beebhack.wikia.com/wiki/IPlayer_TV

    Have a read on the different streaming options. Basically the player will start at flashvhigh and move down to flashhigh then flashstd.

    Flashvhigh is amazing and almost as good as broadcast, flashhigh is good but you'll notice a few artifacts in fast scenes, flashstd is 'internet quality'.

    But you are right, the quality can be amazing...

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    Re: News - Demand for BBC iPlayer continues to soar

    iplayer is also very useful for listening to the radio at work on a network conntection.

    But iplayer has come a long way. Would be good if one service intergrated ITV player and iplayer and on4demand etc etc

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    Re: News - Demand for BBC iPlayer continues to soar

    Quote Originally Posted by Brewster0101 View Post
    iplayer is also very useful for listening to the radio at work on a network conntection.
    I've done this for years when it was Listen Again and live streaming. It's good it isn't limited to RealAudio now


    Quote Originally Posted by Brewster0101 View Post
    But iplayer has come a long way. Would be good if one service intergrated ITV player and iplayer and on4demand etc etc
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    Quote Originally Posted by Brewster0101 View Post
    But iplayer has come a long way. Would be good if one service intergrated ITV player and iplayer and on4demand etc etc
    Ain't that what www.seesaw.com is?

    It's only just launched so expect more and more to be added to the service shortly

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lee @ SCAN View Post
    Ain't that what www.seesaw.com is?

    It's only just launched so expect more and more to be added to the service shortly
    With extra adverts over and above any adverts on the TV streams. Means you also get adverts with BBC shows.

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    iPlayer rocks. Hardly watch BBC on the telly anymore. It is all on iPlayer.

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    It's a shame that such a good service is getting so popular but with crappy flash as their driving technology. To be fair, the thing wasn't built for video but adobe could still do better methinks

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    Re: News - Demand for BBC iPlayer continues to soar

    Quote Originally Posted by semo View Post
    It's a shame that such a good service is getting so popular but with crappy flash as their driving technology. To be fair, the thing wasn't built for video but adobe could still do better methinks
    Agreed Silverlight kicks Flash's ass in every department.

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    Re: News - Demand for BBC iPlayer continues to soar

    There was huge increase in iPlayer popularity since Sony added it to PS3 firmware - which is brilliant!

    Virgin wanted some money apparently from BBC cuz of the strains on their network - silly fools got nothing hehe

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    Re: News - Demand for BBC iPlayer continues to soar

    Virgin have integrated it into their "tv catchup" direct on their STBs though.
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    It would help if the OFT didn't keep blocking attempts by companies that try and offer a combined VOD platform!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Singh400 View Post
    Agreed Silverlight kicks Flash's ass in every department.
    silverlight looks better it is more modern but then again it's the same principle. why can't we just have videos hosted in .ogm or .mkv or .avi files and have your default player do the rest. I mean, with silverlight you still need something to be installed right?

    anyway, anything public or political ends up looking nonsensical eventually

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    Re: News - Demand for BBC iPlayer continues to soar

    Quote Originally Posted by semo View Post
    silverlight looks better it is more modern but then again it's the same principle. why can't we just have videos hosted in .ogm or .mkv or .avi files and have your default player do the rest. I mean, with silverlight you still need something to be installed right?

    anyway, anything public or political ends up looking nonsensical eventually
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    Re: News - Demand for BBC iPlayer continues to soar

    I wish iplayer worked abroad, as a TV license holder I don't see why this couldn't be a code for access the thing/activating an account. I also notice Iplayer is now including films and american shows such as Heroes, which has been ommitted before. I see though the Olympics are still not being showed when the first started streaming they blanked out whole of the news which had some coverage in it, later they just did it for the report, when I emailed them about it (some years ago now) they said the Olympic association didn't allow any line of web showing.
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