Watching radio on iPad air

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  1. dottydally

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    My father likes to watch the live studio cam whilst listening to bbc radio 5 live. Am I to understand thst this is not possible with apple devices
    He has just purchased the iPad air
    Is there any way round this
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    I don't see why not? Is there something about the web cam's URL that makes you think that?
     
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    It won't work on his iPad or my iPhone. Is it something to do with flash player ? Thanks
     
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    Ah, Flash, yes....
    The iPad and all other iOS devices do not support Flash. There is no Flash player app. There are, however, several browser apps that will convert Flash content to a form that will play on the iPad. Recommendations of those browsers and why iOS devices do not support Flash can be found in this thread. http://www.ipadforums.net/new-member-introductions-site-assistance/54704-flash-ipad.html
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    You would think a corporation as large as the bbc would have a way if listeners being able to watch the live studio cam. :(
     
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    Check out the site and see if they have options for various devices, many sites do these days. They may even have an app for that!
     
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    I can't see anything. I have messaged them but no response :(
     
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    Yes but it only plays the sound not the studio cam :(
     
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    Like your father, I too like to listen to Radio 5 Live and view the webcam. Here's the thing . . . up to about the middle of 2014 it was not available on ios devices (ipad/iphone) due to the flash support issue. Then it became available, some R5 program presenters even made a point of saying you can now watch us on your ipad/iphone. But a week or so into January 2015 IOS support appears to have been dropped from R5 videocams. I can watch it on my PC/Laptop. Tried googling to find out why? or whether it is a temporary issue. Also looked on the BBC help webpages, but it appears to be a 'non-subject'. My guess is that it costs them money, that they now do not want to spend.
     

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