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    Hi I am complete newbie to iPad. Just trying to use BBC iplayer app and I can't seem to stream a programme. Any ideas?

    I have ipad2 32gb
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    Are you in the uk? Is your Internet connection adequate?

    What happens? does it not load at all? Does it stream a bit but stop and stutter/start? Are you accessing a program that's ready for streaming in the first place?


    More info needed
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    The app works fine, it's probably your Internet connection. That's the problem I have.

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    more questions

    Hi,
    Thanks for your replies.

    I'm in UK and I'm using the wi-fi connection from home. I can view iplayer on other computer in the house, so not sure why it doesn't work from ipad.

    When I go to iplayer app I select a programme - it takes about a minute 'thinking' and then it gives me the message "Failed to load programme, please try again later.'

    Any further thoughts would be gratefully recieved
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    I've had that problem, too, and have never found a solution, so I'm interested in other Member's comments and suggestions...

    Tim
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    i just downloaded the bbc iplayer last night and i let the program buffer then played the program and works fine im in the uk as well
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    Yeah, I use the Iplayer every day as well with little or no issues.

    It does 'think' a fair bit and I suspect it's not properly optimised to use wireless streaming on the iPad as well as it could because of this. Im on a super fast cable broadband too.

    So I think its a general app problem personally
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    Always works for me, could just be slow Internet.
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    I have BBC iPlayer. Used to stream really well but now it's slow and crap for some reason, as if something has changed and I have a super fast broadband to. I'm in the UK.
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    there's a new app update for the player that claims to fix all issues :)
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    Yes, it's certainly helped me. I've had problems with this app but apart from the occasional stutter it's working perfectly now! I hope this update continues to work!

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    I have the update and I can hear sound but there's no picture very strange :(
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    And it works on 3G!!!

    Wonderful!

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    how does it stream on 3G ?
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    Just fine - I been watching 'Discovery'. But I'm on '3' and get well over 2 Mbps all the time.

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    Try deleting the app then loading it again and don't touch till it's finished. :)
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    Just downloaded BBC update and now it's working. Big hooray
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    I too have noticed the stream is a lot faster and cleaner.
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    When was this last update, I haven't got it yet...
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