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Re: BBC iplayer

Postby Unicorn » Sun Aug 20, 2017 6:36 pm

Smarty is still off.

Shame, I was looking forward to Inspector Montelbano. Hope they sort it soon as the programme only available for 7 days....

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Re: BBC iplayer

Postby Wicksey » Mon Aug 21, 2017 1:01 pm

BBC app on TV shows network error, and I cannot look at any BBC site on the computer, even just the ordinary news pages. Nothing from the BBC will load at all. I have SmartyDNS, do you think all BBC web pages have been blocked?

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Re: BBC iplayer

Postby casita-bonita » Mon Aug 21, 2017 1:25 pm

That's just wiped the smile of my face as SmartDNS seems to fail at the moment aswell on both vpn and DNS redirect. Can get to all their news webpages and iplayer. Just can't play a stream.
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Re: BBC iplayer

Postby firsttango » Mon Aug 21, 2017 1:26 pm

Wicksey wrote:BBC app on TV shows network error, and I cannot look at any BBC site on the computer, even just the ordinary news pages. Nothing from the BBC will load at all. I have SmartyDNS, do you think all BBC web pages have been blocked?


Try using Browsec extension from Google Chrome webstore on your Computer set to U.K (obviously if you are using google chrome browser).....this will work for everything inc iPlayer Until SmartyDNS get sorted out
https://chrome.google.com/webstore/deta ... e-ntp-icon

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Re: BBC iplayer

Postby Wicksey » Mon Aug 21, 2017 1:32 pm

Thanks, I do use that on the computer but haven't needed it again since I've got the DNS. That works OK for looking at the BBC website on the computer (OH likes to read their sports pages).

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Re: BBC iplayer

Postby firsttango » Mon Aug 21, 2017 1:34 pm

Good news, so OH can also access iplayer on comp if they wanted to.

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Re: BBC iplayer

Postby casita-bonita » Mon Aug 21, 2017 1:57 pm

SmartDNS just given me a couple of new DNS server address which at the moment are allowing me to watch iplayer. Can't fault their service.
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Re: BBC iplayer

Postby poppy1 » Mon Aug 21, 2017 2:08 pm

My Smarty's just starting working again with BBC iPlayer :thumbup:

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Re: BBC iplayer

Postby firsttango » Mon Aug 21, 2017 2:20 pm

Likewise BBC IPlayer on NOWTV box back up and running

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Re: BBC iplayer

Postby Unicorn » Mon Aug 21, 2017 2:30 pm

Yup, mine is too...........
Looking forward to Inspector Montelbano later..................

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Re: BBC iplayer

Postby Wicksey » Mon Aug 21, 2017 2:38 pm

yay .... well done Smarty !

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Re: BBC iplayer

Postby TorreDelAguila » Tue Aug 22, 2017 8:31 am

Don't shout all this too loudly . . . Oops, too late!
(I know I've said this before.)
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Re: BBC iplayer

Postby Paulinmalaga » Tue Aug 22, 2017 9:34 am

TorreDelAguila wrote:Don't shout all this too loudly . . . Oops, too late!


What?

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Re: BBC iplayer

Postby markwilding » Tue Aug 22, 2017 9:38 am

It's gone off again this morning. Working on UnblockUs though.

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Re: BBC iplayer

Postby firsttango » Tue Aug 22, 2017 9:46 am

Working for me.......but I had to "Validate" IP

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Re: BBC iplayer

Postby El Cid » Tue Aug 22, 2017 9:47 am

OK here too.

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Re: BBC iplayer

Postby markwilding » Tue Aug 22, 2017 10:06 am

I've just changed back. Now working again. I must have done something wrong.

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Re: BBC iplayer

Postby Wicksey » Wed Aug 23, 2017 5:00 pm

Not working on my TV at the mo. Showing network error again. Not got computer on so not sure if it's just the TV. Other catchup are OK.

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Re: BBC iplayer

Postby El Cid » Wed Aug 23, 2017 5:20 pm

On my Mac and iPad, I get the not in UK message. On the TV the app starts, but just hangs up. ITV Hub works OK on the TV so it isn't a connection problem.

I have an ASUS VPN enabled router arriving tomorrow so that I can use the SmartyDNS VPN option. Does anyone else use a VPN in their router to get iPlayer? If so, is it working now?

The Chrome VPN extension works fine.

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Re: BBC iplayer

Postby firsttango » Wed Aug 23, 2017 5:48 pm

Not installed on a router but have got Smarty VPN installed on Macbook and running through London (Beckenham so says ip look up) and BBC Iplayer is having none of it at the moment.....so doesn't bode well for installing the VPN on Router....but fingers crossed

"The Chrome VPN extension works fine." Which one ?? Not working with Browsec - Hola At present but were intermittently earlier

EDIT: But boy does the VPN throttle the download speeds......less than half of when just using the DNS......DNS - 304mbps --VPN - 106MBPS......NOT GOOD


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