Is HD iplayer and recording worth it? Well, the London fireworks should help answer that one!

Jon Davies jon at
Sat Jan 4 14:47:07 EST 2014

On 2 January 2014 19:57, Jonathan H <lardconcepts at> wrote:
> Could it be that iplayer is serving a
> "less HD version" to us slowcoaches, and get_iplayer pulled a better
> version?

I believe that's exactly what it's designed to do - it works out how
much bandwidth there is between the server and viewer, and alters the
bit rate (and hence quality) accordingly.  Thus you get a smooth
stream, but with lower quality if there's something limiting the


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