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OT: iPlayer on Nintendo is no more

(22 posts)

  1. LaidBack
    Member

    Just when you thought technology was great...

    Dear BBC
    For many years now I've enjoyed catching up on BBC programmes using my daughter's Nintendo Wii. Recently I noticed it would appear to load a programme but then stop with an error message. What should I do?

    Dear Retro Nintendo and dated CRT TV user
    Treat yourself to a new TV or watch programmes on your PC. Due to the evolving nature of software, Nintendos made years ago can no longer keep up and quite frankly the BBC haven't the resources to support your deviant viewing habits!

    It's official. The years of watching The Killing and Borgen away from our work mac is gone. Shame. Netflix still works (but only for teenagers).

    Here's what they really say
    http://iplayerhelp.external.bbc.co.uk/tv/console/wii/nintendo_wii_closing

    Of course many parents will be relieved that their offspring will stop watching unsuitable TV and get on with some proper gaming on their Wii.

    Posted 7 years ago #
  2. wee folding bike
    Member

    Try "Get iPlayer Automator". It will download iPlayer shows as mpegs. It has a PVR function to remember things for you. It's free.

    I grabbed the first 4 episodes of The World at War last night and it will get the rest all by itself when they come up.

    Posted 7 years ago #
  3. Min
    Member

    That is annoying. I hate how technology becomes obsolete so quickly. I am thinking of going back to magic lanterns.

    Posted 7 years ago #
  4. gembo
    Member

    Seems to suggest the WiiU version of iplayer is being made? We have a techs friend and we had a PVR when you could only really get them from Sky etc. They come in all tellyies now. You are welcome to the old PVR it still works we used to record films then burn them onto DVDs using it and a similarly advanced HDMI /DVD player. Again totally superseded within seconds. However, I detect a lack of tv licence? Ironic that the bbc created iplayer which negates the need for licence, though of course they also created Dolby and gave it away free from their boreham wood research unit. Watching box sets is another modern demographic.

    We used to do iplayer through wii but child 2 updated to WiiU and iplayer did not work. WiiU taking a while to catch on but allows the child to be in the same room as you whilst family watching a programme he doesn't like. Slightly better than him being in his room?

    Posted 7 years ago #
  5. wee folding bike
    Member

    I've asked the memsahib to cancel the TV tax but she will not do it.

    I watch the odd thing on BBC 4 or 2 and I can get them on iPlayer. The World at War wasn't even made by the BBC.

    Santa brought a WiiU here too and I also like the extra screen thing.

    Writing this on a 7 yr old iMac. There are even older ones in the garage and a 2002 hemispherical one upstairs. I use the '99 iBook in the garage to stream music when I'm fettling. I might be there later restoring a wide range 3 speed Brompton to it's accustomed 6 speed status. Or I could do it in the kitchen while the memsahib is out bag packing for Malawi. Hmmmm…

    Posted 7 years ago #
  6. gembo
    Member

    Just been given a newer Mac where the gubbins all in screen. Same as one we were given previously but heavier and the keyboard and mouse both free of wires.

    Family say the older one very slow, I note it is crammed full of photos and music so memory may well be full. Techy friend also set it up to have five different accounts so this might be part of it.

    I heard that SEEMIS (scottish educational information system) has a new interface but that in the south lanarkshire HQ the mainframe is still accessed via BBC Acorn machines (I heard this from the wee voice inside my head, it is a not funny joke).

    Posted 7 years ago #
  7. wee folding bike
    Member

    Bluetooth keyboard doesn't have the handy USB ports at the sides though. I've got the Bluetooth touchy, strokey mouse which is nice but the batteries can be a bother.

    Storage space and memory aren't the same thing but if the disk is quite full it gets more pesky to write things to it and swap files might be slower. OS X defrags in the background.

    We've always had different accounts. Boys 2 & 3 got a Windows machine from their uncle and brother and it doesn't have accounts set up but, outwith setting it to use the Mac's printers and putting Open Office and GIMP on it, I leave that one alone. They just use it for shooting things/people.

    That can't be what SEEMIS stands for, what about the M?

    You might chuckle but I've got a couple of BBC Bs. The SEEMIS remote access is handy when you have many reports to write and little time. It runs on Java which means you can't do it on your iPad.

    Glasgow used to allow IMAP access to their Exchange server but they turned it off a couple of years ago because of security fears. They still allow web access but that doesn't synch email and calendars which was nice. These days my phone keeps track of things for me.

    Posted 7 years ago #
  8. gembo
    Member

    Brief visit to the SEEMiS site. No idea why the i is lower case it is definitely the key initial and stands for Information.

    I do not think the name is an actual acronym, the copy on their own site is a bit mixed around but here are some guesses from me (the second E is vexing)

    Scottish, education, managed, information system, service, electronic? It is now an LLP 'owned' by the 32 authorities. It would be good if I could find the the data for the various edinburgh children who are looked after by families in other local authorities in SEEMIS, maybe one day.

    Posted 7 years ago #
  9. wee folding bike
    Member

    I don't even have access to the Glasgow data on that, and I'm happy to leave it that way.

    I don't know if there is a facility for that. If they move they stay on our list until we get confirmation about them being elsewhere then they disappear.

    I suspect there is one big country wide dataset but one of the fields is local authority and when I log in it doesn't let me see data from others. The web access requires that you select a council from the list. It might not be possible for pupils to have two entries for local authority.

    Glow might be a possibility if you have a list of names but it's not used much. You might speculate as to why that is. I couldn't possibly comment.

    Posted 7 years ago #
  10. gembo
    Member

    We can get edinburgh data for our LAC in our schools easily, there is a tab. Has been useful. Though the education and social work systems interface via a human being who is a great member of staff.

    We can't access other local authority data, which is probably how you would want it.

    Posted 7 years ago #
  11. LaidBack
    Member

    Gembo - However, I detect a lack of tv licence? 

    er... how do you detect that?

    Posted 7 years ago #
  12. Nelly
    Member

    BBC have also "upgraded" their service via Tunein Radio etc.....meaning many of these are treated as overseas services and BBC Scotland, 5Live etc won't transmit live sport.

    Way to go Beeb......

    Posted 7 years ago #
  13. gembo
    Member

    @laodback, through the TV detector device inside my virtual mind. Aplogies Iif detection faulty, it is not real. I have several good friends and acquaintances who only watch on iplayer so do not need a licence. Further virtual apologies if I have erroneously categorised you in this category. No offence intended.

    Posted 7 years ago #
  14. chdot
    Admin

    "I have several good friends and acquaintances who only watch on iplayer so do not need a licence."

    Not true - as u no.

    Posted 7 years ago #
  15. wee folding bike
    Member

    It is true, you only need a licence if you watch it live on iPlayer. If you try to watch a live show it warns you about the requirement. Things from earlier in the week are allowed.

    gembo's detector is probably as good as the BBC ones.

    Posted 7 years ago #
  16. chdot
    Admin

    "It is true, you only need a licence if you watch it live on iPlayer."

    Ah, ok.

    That makes sense (or not!)

    That must be what Mr. G meant...

    Posted 7 years ago #
  17. LaidBack
    Member

    No real offence taken but just to clarify what we have...

    LB household has two TV licenses. One to allow us to watch our curved screen 26" B+O Beovision 8100 (Digibox added to this 1982 model). Daughter's 'slightly newer' Philips CRTv in loft is covered and the Nintendo viewing was only because we hate having to look at everything on a computer.
    We also have one for our bothy 'up north'. (expensive for hours viewed but then again people with second homes should have the money...)
    TV licensing is all done online.

    Posted 7 years ago #
  18. gembo
    Member

    Yes the people I know without licences are morally proper. They hardly watch the telly given the drivel that is on but can be enticed to watch reruns of dad's army on the iplayer (last night was the one where they all go to the fish and chip shop to celebrate pike being called up, very touching, interesting bit I have never noticd before where mainwaring is waiting for jones' late foot stamp which doesn't come as Jones is even later as he has hurt his finger).

    I have a very old PVR set top box that someone can have if they want it.

    Posted 7 years ago #
  19. wee folding bike
    Member

    The radio versions of Dad's Army are on 4 Extra just now. I've got the box of DVDs.

    Posted 7 years ago #
  20. wee folding bike
    Member

    One of the shows I've watched in recent weeks is Inside the House about how the Commons works. They regularly show a couple of bike racks which seem to be inside the building.

    No mention of plebs.

    Posted 7 years ago #
  21. LaidBack
    Member

    But of course some people with second homes legally don't need to buy an extra licence.
    These will be the same people that want to bring in means testing to ensure millionaires don't use free public transport and the NHS.
    http://www.huffingtonpost.co.uk/2013/08/22/mps-tv-licences-should-no_n_3795610.html

    "Records published by the Independent Parliamentary Standards Authority showed that dozens of MPs took advantage of the perk last year, including millionaire Tory ministers Francis Maude and Owen Paterson."

    Would Sir Malcolm Rifkind worry about claiming such a small sum? :-)

    This is becoming a case study in how an OT thread can get even more OT....

    Posted 7 years ago #
  22. Nelly
    Member

    Very amusing twitter putdown from Hugo Rifkind on George Galloway (who was baiting shuggie)

    Posted 7 years ago #

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