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“Useless IPlayer”

Written on: 19/10/2013

I have downloaded the first episode of Pain, Pus and Poison. This can be watched without downloading but you only see a third of the screen. Just tried to play the first episode only to be told that there is no media player on earth that can play. Windows Media cannot play: MPC cannot play. So what program can play it?… Read Full Review

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“Why can the BBC not provide a download service that works?”

Written on: 16/07/2013

When it works, the iPlayer is OK (perhaps no better than that. The problem is that about once a month it loses all downloaded programmes and refuses to download any more until I have uninstalled and re-installed it. According to the iPlayer website it seems to be caused by Adobe Air updates, so as they know this, why on earth do they not come up with a work-around. As a licence payer, I am annoyed that the corporation make it difficult for me to watch content that I have paid for. I would… Read Full Review

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“Lost downloads monthly”

Written on: 13/05/2013 by Ewan535 (1 review written)

I have an iphone, use iplayer daily on train. At least once a month all my downloads disappear. There is no fix and no bbc support. Just delete app and download programmes again… Read Full Review

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“BBC I Player”

Written on: 16/02/2013

Not a player. I have compared/used your competiors. I would have thought you had done the same… Read Full Review

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“Useless customre service”

Written on: 19/08/2012 by arum_lily (1 review written)

On a regular basis I have to contact iPlayer as programmes have no download option. I`m used to that inefficiency but now iPlayer has lost all of my downloads & I am unable to download any programmes so it`s now totally useless. I have wasted hours trying to get it to work. Eventually at the bottom of so-called help page I found what sounded like the solution to my problem dated 24.7.12. Unfortunately their solution doesn`t work, it`s supposed to be a patch for those who have this problem but… Read Full Review

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Written on: 25/08/2012

To add to my previous review...
It`s now 25/8/12 & the `support` team still haven`t fixed the problem. They`ve directed me to instructions for finding the iplayer log. Totally useless instructions. I have to send them my log files. Go into Windows Explorer, select Tools - there is no Tools option just 4 libraries. I eventually found something in their instructions that I had to tick a box `show hidden files`. Then I had to try to find the log files. I found files in MY Documents library but not log files. I told them on their restrictive webform that the log files were no longer there because I tuned off iplayer when it wouldn`t work. It took them 2 days to come back & say they must be there. I just want to download & watch programmes not waste hours going through files on my laptop. I seem to be doing their job. THERE IS NO WORKING CUSTOMER SUPPORT. Be very, very careful when downloading programmes as you could lose them, you`ve downloaded serials or series you are stuck. I wish I could change my rating from 2 stars to none. If anyone can help me I.

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“Inconvenient streaming only.”

Written on: 22/03/2012 by BambooAsh (1 review written)

I used to love being able to download the program I wanted to catch up on and watch it on the way to work on my Nokia. Now, on an Android HTC phone, that isn't possible. Data streaming on 3G is not possible as the service is sketchy at best, and extremely expensive. I was looking forward to doing the same on my tablet, which only has WiFi. When I first bought my tablet last year, player wouldn't work on it. Now I can only stream the programs at home. What's the point? I have a big screen tv to… Read Full Review

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“BBC IPLayer”

Written on: 07/03/2012 by pam.pindar (1 review written)

Watched it for the very first time last week using my lap top to catch up on Inside Men. Great picture, good reception and I did not experience any difficulty with the picture or sound quality. Think it is great and will definitely use again… Read Full Review

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“Just awful -Very disappointing ”

Written on: 12/07/2011 by SamJ81 (1 review written)

Attempted on a number of occasions to watch programmes on my iPad, but they either fail to load or stop constantly and then restart from the beginning. Come on BBC try and get this working… Read Full Review

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“Simply doesn't work!!!”

Written on: 24/06/2011 by Tiddlywink (1 review written)

lots of hype and no doubt lots of money went into this app but the fact is, it simply doesn't work. Have tried using it on iPad over my home broadband, in an assortment of hotels through their (paid for) wifi and via BT open zone. The app either fails to load the content of stumbles every few seconds making the programme impossible to view. Very disappointing, all I can say is I'm glad it didn't pay for this app but annoyed I've paid on more than one occasion for wifi access purely to use this… Read Full Review

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“BBC iPlayer does not recognise that JavaScript is...”

Written on: 21/03/2011 by aress95 (1 review written)

BBC iPlayer does not recognise that JavaScript is enabled and will not play programs. They say there is an error in JavaScript but seem unable or unwilling to correct it.
Th concept is praiseworthy but the actual operation is abysmal, and the help system is labyrinthian and frustrating… Read Full Review

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“Very disappointed when I could not see Monday night's...”

Written on: 29/12/2010

Very disappointed when I could not see Monday night's Question Of Sport.If it is being repeated, when & where?… Read Full Review

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“Great.... but only when it works ... absolutely...”

Written on: 22/10/2010

Great.... but only when it works ... absolutely infuriating stress generating "thing" with the most useless help centre ever.

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“I have been using iPlayer for over a year to download...”

Written on: 29/09/2010 by adethebuilder (1 review written)

I have been using iPlayer for over a year to download TV programs which I then watch on my Sony MP3 player when I am (frequently) overseas. I have just upgraded my laptop to a Sony VAIO running Windows 7. The iPlayer will no longer work. It says I need to upgrade my Windows Media Player before I can download. When I follow the link to the Microsoft site to do the update it says the component cannot be updated! I have searched all the Blogs' etc and tried installing & uninstalling etc (I am very… Read Full Review

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★★★★★

“Thanks to the BBC i player I never have to miss an...”

Written on: 18/08/2010

Thanks to the BBC i player I never have to miss an episode of Casualty or Holby City. Being a Mum I cannot always sit down to watch a programme at a set time and the BBC i player gives me this opportunity to catch up when I want to. You can stop and start the programme should you get any interruptions during the programme. You can adjust the volume and have a full screen view of the programme if you wish. I am sure there are many programmes I could watch if I were more of a tv fan. It is a… Read Full Review

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“This is a wonderful Service from Auntie Beeb. It helps...”

Written on: 18/01/2010

This is a wonderful Service from Auntie Beeb. It helps to cover cross over programmes which clash with each other. It also enables disemination in more detail than is possible on live Television. It enables one to catch up with missed programmes. The quality is superb. I love it and use it often… Read Full Review

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“hy may name is tibor from hungary i lived in the UK in...”

Written on: 05/11/2009

hy may name is tibor from hungary i lived in the UK in the past 9 yers end i em loved bbc tv chanels bath now i can whats please help me thanks… Read Full Review

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“This product was great because you can watch all of...”

Written on: 24/10/2009

This product was great because you can watch all of the things you have missed online within a week. I thoroughly enjoy it… Read Full Review

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Written on: 09/10/2009 by geevesie (1 review written)

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“I have been using bbc iplayer now for around 9 months,...”

Written on: 24/04/2009

I have been using bbc iplayer now for around 9 months, whilst initially there were serious buffering issues these have now settled down and with the program downloads there is no problem, i have no issues with the content availability as i understand that unless the program is made by the bbc they do not own the license, and tbh the bbc programing is what i use it for. Overall why switch on your tv when everything you want from the bbc is available when you want it on iplayer… Read Full Review

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“You see anything on BBC and CBBC on BBC iPlayer...”

Written on: 11/03/2009

You see anything on BBC and CBBC on BBC iPlayer www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer so it's great. It also keeps what your in the middle of so you can just click on it and doesn't take long to load. I love it. You can watch whatever you want when you want.I can watch whatever I like.It's great!… Read Full Review

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