Accessing the BBC from outside the UK
spam.mc at gmail.com
Fri Jan 6 06:14:31 EST 2012
> To be honest, I don't see the point of get_iplayer, at least for me,
since I can access and download those iplayer programs available in
Dublin on my browser, which is a good deal easier to use than get_iplayer.
If your browser works okay, it probably means that a properly configured
get_iplayer installation will work okay too. But if you don't need
get_iplayer then don't use it. The main reason I use it because my
"broadband" is so poor at peak times that it won't stream programs in
the browser without pausing every 30 seconds to buffer the content to
play a few more seconds of video, it's completely unwatchable. It
works fine at 2 am when the load on the exchange is much less, but
that's not very convenient. Get_iplayer saves the day by letting me
download programs to my HDD and then view them from there.
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