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james at jls-radio.com
Mon Apr 12 20:13:11 BST 2021
J K.Eason wrote:
> but there's still no way of GIP accessing that live iplayer feed, whether truly live or delayed.
The iPlayer live channels are streamed via HLS the same as VOD content. If you find and open, say, the HLS stream for BBC One in a player which supports seeking, you'll be able to rewind it just fine. As such, GiP could do the same thing.
However, I don't see why you would want this. GiP doesn't allow you to watch or record live programs at the moment, full-stop, which seems like a logical prerequisite to adding rewind/fast-forward. I don't have the statistics on this, but it seems like programs lasting longer than, say, 120 minutes are the exception rather than the norm. In most cases, you can just wait for the program to finish and have it appear on the iPlayer within minutes. This is different to how things used to be, with it sometimes taking multiple hours (or days!) for the iPlayer to have a copy of a broadcast.
On 12/04/2021 at 1:44 pm, J K.Eason wrote:
>> *From:* George Eycott <george at eycott.co.uk>
>> *To:* get_iplayer at lists.infradead.org
>> *Date:* Mon, 12 Apr 2021 19:29:57 +0100
>> > None at all. That buffer is purely a function of your Smart TV
>> > and is nothing to do with the BBC.
>> Actually that is not the case nowadays, there is a two hour
>> "buffer" built into IPlayer. To see it in action go to Iplayer on
>> the BBC website, pick a channel and choose to watch it live. You can
>> then go back up to two hours.
>> This means that on a smart TV for example you can go back up to two
>> hours without it needing to have been on that multiplex (or even
>> turned on) for the time covered by the buffer.
>> Things have moved on since the days of the Tivo method of pausing
>> live tv!
> Ok. I stand corrected on that one but there's still no way of GIP
> accessing that live iplayer feed, whether truly live or delayed.
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