View Full Version : Trick to view I player on iPad Over 3G


Eric_Collins
03-01-2012, 10:41
Found a neat trick last night with the iPad and BBC I player.

The I player will not let you view contents via 3G I know I've tried constantly. I've even downloaded stuff from cydia to trick it to think its on wifi but it will not work.

Anyways this is what I did ,

Put my iPhone into wifi hotspot mode,

Started I player and put on a programme,

Turned off the hotspot on the iPhone,

Then I player asked to view over 3G, click yes and that's it.

Bonjon
03-01-2012, 11:30
Found a neat trick last night with the iPad and BBC I player.

The I player will not let you view contents via 3G I know I've tried constantly. I've even downloaded stuff from cydia to trick it to think its on wifi but it will not work.

Anyways this is what I did ,

Put my iPhone into wifi hotspot mode,

Started I player and put on a programme,

Turned off the hotspot on the iPhone,

Then I player asked to view over 3G, click yes and that's it.

With my 2/3 yr old netbook I just turn it on and goto the bbc website, find a program and click play.

Same as on my android phone via a dedicated app??

Is everything such a struggle on iProducts??

Eric_Collins
03-01-2012, 12:56
With my 2/3 yr old netbook I just turn it on and goto the bbc website, find a program and click play.

Same as on my android phone via a dedicated app??

Is everything such a struggle on iProducts??

I'm afraid it is.

Anyways I double checked and yes I player runs perfectly now on 3G as default without the wifi trick to enable it. So it must be unlocked now the application ?

I've tried it on the ITV player and that will not run unless on wifi, I will try the ch4 one soon.

Eric_Collins
03-01-2012, 12:59
This trick isn't for everyone though with iPad and lower contract usages like 1gb which they tend to be. I have a 15gb alowence which is WAY overkill so it's perfect for me.

HarryBustard
03-01-2012, 15:45
Is everything such a struggle on iProducts??

No... it just works... http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-16144444

denomis
03-01-2012, 20:48
I await the story in the sun of some stupid woman Crying about the huge phone bill her son/daughter ran up because of iplayer on 3G demanding the bbc/phone network pay it

HarryBustard
10-01-2012, 23:42
With my 2/3 yr old netbook I just turn it on and goto the bbc website, find a program and click play.

iPlayer runs on a myriad of platforms (look (http://iplayerhelp.external.bbc.co.uk/help/where_to_get_iplayer)) and has for a long while with the number of platform types growing over time. (Look too (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/IPlayer).) Perhaps you could explain why you raised this point.



Same as on my android phone via a dedicated app??



3G delivery isn't supported on Android. (Look (http://iplayerhelp.external.bbc.co.uk/help/mobile_iplayer/mobile_phone).) Perhaps you could explain this too - and why you posted a link to eBay which shows a variety of Android handsets as it hardly helps.

Perhaps you're confusing WiFi with 3G.

I await the story in the sun of some stupid woman Crying about the huge phone bill her son/daughter ran up because of iplayer on 3G demanding the bbc/phone network pay it

Quite. Idiocy. Mobile service providers need to provide the option to set a limit on data usage whereby a warning is issued via SMS when that limit is close and cut them off when it's reached in a similar way to that when in another EU country. (Look (http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/10462298).) Not that they will - as they won't for excess usage in the case of theft until Ofcom get around to dragging them kicking and screaming to meet customer demands as covered here (http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-15404397).

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I guess the OP was unaware of the latest release of the iPlayer. I wonder if the jallbroken nature of the device is stopping the notification of updates. Perhaps he could explain.

ElasticMan
11-01-2012, 04:41
With my 2/3 yr old netbook I just turn it on and goto the bbc website, find a program and click play.

Same as on my android phone via a dedicated app??

Is everything such a struggle on iProducts??

This is a trick to override the 3G limitation in the player app.

The same limitation applied to the Android app too.

Bonjon
11-01-2012, 07:00
iPlayer runs on a myriad of platforms (look (http://iplayerhelp.external.bbc.co.uk/help/where_to_get_iplayer)) and has for a long while with the number of platform types growing over time. (Look too (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/IPlayer).) Perhaps you could explain why you raised this point.



3G delivery isn't supported on Android. (Look (http://iplayerhelp.external.bbc.co.uk/help/mobile_iplayer/mobile_phone).) Perhaps you could explain this too - and why you posted a link to eBay which shows a variety of Android handsets as it hardly helps.

Perhaps you're confusing WiFi with 3G.



Quite. Idiocy. Mobile service providers need to provide the option to set a limit on data usage whereby a warning is issued via SMS when that limit is close and cut them off when it's reached in a similar way to that when in another EU country. (Look (http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/10462298).) Not that they will - as they won't for excess usage in the case of theft until Ofcom get around to dragging them kicking and screaming to meet customer demands as covered here (http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-15404397).

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I guess the OP was unaware of the latest release of the iPlayer. I wonder if the jallbroken nature of the device is stopping the notification of updates. Perhaps he could explain.

I use iplayer on myplayer and works fine over 3g, I can also use it through web browser over 3g.

HarryBustard
11-01-2012, 08:47
This is a trick to override the 3G limitation in the player app.

The limitation was removed in the version for iPad - which your thread purported to relate to - released on December 12th. So, why are you not using that?


The same limitation applied to the Android app too.


The limitation remains - as I mentioned.

HarryBustard
11-01-2012, 09:08
I use iplayer on myplayer and works fine over 3g.

myPlayer doesn't support BBC iPlayer content. (Look (http://www.skynetsoftware.com/myPlayer/historic.aspx).) Are you using version produced before the BBC forced the publisher to remove the facility?

I can also use it through web browser over 3g.

The link about supported mobile devices that I provided says Android devices cannot stream over 3G via either the app or the web portal. (Look (http://iplayerhelp.external.bbc.co.uk/help/mobile_iplayer/mobile_phone) again.) How are you doing it?

HarryBustard
18-01-2012, 21:38
Come on Eileen. Say what you mean.

Bonjon
19-01-2012, 11:35
myPlayer doesn't support BBC iPlayer content. (Look (http://www.skynetsoftware.com/myPlayer/historic.aspx).) Are you using version produced before the BBC forced the publisher to remove the facility?



The link about supported mobile devices that I provided says Android devices cannot stream over 3G via either the app or the web portal. (Look (http://iplayerhelp.external.bbc.co.uk/help/mobile_iplayer/mobile_phone) again.) How are you doing it?

The version I have (few years old now) will most definatley stream over 3g. And looking at google there are also many other apps that support Iplayer over 3g on android.


Now wipe that nose.....

140609
19-01-2012, 11:42
Come on Eileen. Say what you mean.

desperate to prove your right ? :hihi:

Bonjon
19-01-2012, 11:45
desperate to prove your right ? :hihi:

He was Assuming he was :hihi:

HarryBustard
20-01-2012, 14:00
The version I have (few years old now) will most definatley (sic) stream over 3g.

Fine. Best not upgrade and lose iPlayer functionality.

And looking at google there are also many other apps that support Iplayer over 3g on android.

Here (http://chrislowthian.co.uk/watch-bbc-iplayer-over-3g-on-android-devices) is a reference to an example - a modified version of the official app, it seems, as official support is not yet out.

Now wipe that nose.....

Perhaps you're referring to a bloodied one - quite why I don't know as I haven't said you were wrong - rather I questioned your claims in order to gain clarification in the light of the limitations of the BBC's official app.

You can snipe until the cows come home but you'll only make it look like you're what they left behind.

HarryBustard
20-01-2012, 14:01
desperate to prove your right ? :hihi:

My right what? Oh, you mean "you're". So, you're wrong. Touché.

See my previous post and note also that the OP (a self-confessed jail-breaker of iOS devices) still hasn't answered the question - a question, I might put to m'learned (cough) friend, that is not an accusation of making a mistake - i.e. I don't claim being right about anything. My guess is that he was simply unaware of the official support for the feature.

HarryBustard
20-01-2012, 14:02
He was Assuming he was :hihi:

You're an ass - as my last two posts make clear.

Bonjon
20-01-2012, 14:04
You're an ass - as my last two posts make clear.


Put the dummy back in and pick up your toys :thumbsup: