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Standard User Sandgrounder
(knowledge is power) Fri 01-Jun-12 13:36:21
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ITVplayer - what a joke.


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I watched ITVplayer for the first time last night (using a networked Humax PVR).

The service crashed multiple times during the two hour programme and I had to restart it and then fast forward to the approximate time of the crash. (so two and a half painful hours needed to watch a two hour programme).

I will not be doing that again. If I forget to set the recording in future, then we will just have to miss it.

By comparison, the BBC iPlayer just works, flawlessly, every time. (and available on a choice of devices - including direct on the TV).



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Standard User balami
(committed) Tue 12-Jun-12 11:03:36
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Re: ITVplayer - what a joke.


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Hi,

I've used ITV player and not had any problems (ipad & PS3), though the picture quality is no where near what the BBC offer through iplayer.

I did notice a bit of packet loss around the start of the football (5pm) which ITV were covering. I hope this isn't a sign of things to come with the Wimbledon & the Olympics coming up.

Regards,

Mark.
Standard User E7er
(knowledge is power) Mon 30-Jul-12 10:15:01
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Re: ITVplayer - worked just great.


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Thanks for the ITV Player! I had no problems with it, all worked just great. I now have…

BBC iPlayer

ITV Player

4OD

any more?

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Standard User Wonko
(committed) Mon 30-Jul-12 11:00:04
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http://www.channel5.com/demand5/
Standard User E7er
(knowledge is power) Fri 03-Aug-12 19:36:17
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In reply to a post by Wonko:
http://www.channel5.com/demand5/
Hi Wonko, thanks for the link to Channel 5 free catch-up TV programmes. It works great! That’s another one to add to the list.

BBC iPlayer

ITV Player

Channel 5

4OD

I found this “UK Free TV” website. It looks good with no rubbish toolbar to download, but you have to register and I was wondering if they are okay. I didn’t want to receive loads of spam after registering with them.

http://www.ukfree.tv/allchannels.php

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Standard User 4M2
(experienced) Fri 03-Aug-12 20:03:54
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I watched several recorded highlight programmes of the Tour de France on the ITV Player - couldn't find any way to scrub past the ad breaks though frown

It wasn't using much bandwidth (fairly low video bit rate I would imagine although the quality wasn't too bad) nor requiring much CPU usage to decode, so whilst the ads were running it was no problem to browse other web sites etc. or do moderately intensive CPU tasks on the pc.
Standard User Spasch
(fountain of knowledge) Sat 04-Aug-12 13:40:40
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In reply to a post by E7er:
I found this “UK Free TV” website. It looks good with no rubbish toolbar to download, but you have to register and I was wondering if they are okay. I didn’t want to receive loads of spam after registering with them.

http://www.ukfree.tv/allchannels.php
No idea on that site, but TVCatchup is great - live streaming of free to air channels. You do need to register, but just email address & password
Standard User XRaySpeX
(eat-sleep-adslguide) Sat 04-Aug-12 13:55:36
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In reply to a post by E7er:
I found this “UK Free TV” website. It looks good with no rubbish toolbar to download, but you have to register and I was wondering if they are okay. I didn't want to receive loads of spam after registering with them.

http://www.ukfree.tv/allchannels.php
That's an indirect link to http://www.tvcatchup.com/channels.html where you can get all channels live as broadcast. It's not really "CatchUP" despite its title. It is OK.

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Standard User tommy45
(knowledge is power) Sat 04-Aug-12 13:56:30
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In reply to a post by Spasch:
In reply to a post by E7er:
I found this “UK Free TV” website. It looks good with no rubbish toolbar to download, but you have to register and I was wondering if they are okay. I didn’t want to receive loads of spam after registering with them.

http://www.ukfree.tv/allchannels.php
No idea on that site, but TVCatchup is great - live streaming of free to air channels. You do need to register, but just email address & password
It won't work for me using firefox 14 , just thinks i don't have flash player installed ,lol

Standard User lelboy
(member) Sun 05-Aug-12 15:50:50
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Hi TVCatchup is fine - with one exception! Sometimes it'll work with "adblock+" on & sometimes not - so you have to disable it: luck of the draw on the day, it seems. Whenever there have been minor glitches the support staff are very helpful - and quick. All in all a good offering.
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