The BBC wouldn't have released a version with lipsync problems, so I suspect it's perhaps because you don't live in the UK?
The extra high latency due to the distance from Moat House in London may be causing your problem.
If however you're in the UK, then get in touch with the Technical lads on the BBC web site. They welcome bug reports from License fee payers.
BBC - BBC Internet Blog
No, I'm very much in the UK and not that far from London. My broadband connection gives me about 2 meg so the stream plays fine, just out of sync.
I have posted to the BBC site now, see what that helps.
I live in Scotland and have a 50Mb/s connection to the Net
As you can see I get 12 respectable hops of less than 50ms response time from each router on its way to the BBC iplayer site. You no doubt get less hops?
1 1 ms <1 ms <1 ms x.x.x.x
2 8 ms 7 ms 36 ms cpc1-livix-x-0-gw.sgyl.cable.virginmedia.com [77.97.x.x]
3 6 ms 23 ms 7 ms livi-geam-1a-ge16.network.virginmedia.net [22.214.171.124]
4 21 ms 11 ms 11 ms osr01edin-tenge74.network.virginmedia.net [126.96.36.199]
5 15 ms 14 ms 17 ms manc-bb-1a-ae1-0.network.virginmedia.net [188.8.131.52]
6 32 ms 22 ms 33 ms glfd-bb-1b-ae1-0.network.virginmedia.net [184.108.40.206]
7 21 ms 19 ms 43 ms redb-ic-1-as0-0.network.virginmedia.net [220.127.116.11]
8 20 ms 39 ms 19 ms 18.104.22.168
9 19 ms 43 ms 21 ms 22.214.171.124
10 29 ms 22 ms 19 ms te12-1.hsw1.cw***.bbc.co.uk [126.96.36.199]
11 24 ms 22 ms 19 ms 188.8.131.52
12 20 ms 37 ms 22 ms bbc-vip027.cw***.bbc.co.uk [184.108.40.206]
Bumping this thread a bit...
I want to use the iPad and iPlayer in my living room by using an iPod composite (yellow video, L & R audio) through a SCART adapter. I am aware that YouTube and Video will play via the cable, but before I shell out £35, does anyone know if iPlayer will output to TV this way?
Oh, I'm on a 10meg Virgin connection and I suffer very minor lipsync delays. Not much, but it's there.
I don't think it will. It is application dependent and I don't believe the iPad will allow video passthrough from Safari or any 3rd party web browser.
Pretty sure it won't; I have Sky Sports on my iPhone and it won't allow streaming to a TV through the composite cable. Photos and videos you've converted yourself are fine. As an aside, the cable is very impressive - it scales up iPhone-sized videos superbly on a 32" TV, so well worth the money IMHO if you have that need.
Thanks for the replies!
Had a simple program a couple of months ago which logged onto iPlayer as a mobile device and download the program to HDD. Sadly since the arrival of the iPad I haven't used it so can't remember the name. Googling may help but I suspect the Beeb has blocked it by now.