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Old 04-11-2009, 10:53 AM
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BBC iPlayer widget gets big upgrade to v2.5

For compatible devices, the BBC iPlayer widget just got a big update from 1.6 to v2.5 (hat tip to Nokia Users). Speed and formatting are much better, some screenshots below. If you can help add comments about possible wider device compatibility then please do so. Get the new widget by going to in Web on your phone.

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Old 04-11-2009, 11:35 AM
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"Your phone is not supported"

FFS Aunty, sort it out.

Old 04-11-2009, 11:54 AM
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no download option on my N97 anymore :(


Old 04-11-2009, 12:13 PM
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'Download' depends on the programme. Try a different programme?

Download works fine here on the N97 for most programmes....
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Old 04-11-2009, 12:13 PM
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Seems to be s60 v5 only, no update to the v3 version. Hate it that they removed realplayer integration, the new streaming model always breaks up and has errors half way through

Old 04-11-2009, 12:16 PM
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There is still a download option, but three things to watch out for:

1.) There used to also be a 'download' link on the screen dump (where, the 'click to play' icon is). It's no longer there. It's just below the screen dump now.

2.) Some programs don't have a 'download' option at all.

3.) It seems that if you are on a UMTS/GPRS connection instead of WiFi, download may be disabled. That could be a 'feature' of the app introduced at the request of service providers.

Old 04-11-2009, 01:12 PM
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Angry Cannot use when traveling

It sucks that if you travel outside the UK but live there you cannot use this widget! Also they state that the radio is available from your PC outside the UK. You'ld think they would make it available on the mobile overseas as well.

Old 04-11-2009, 01:41 PM
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Tried to install this 'new' version a couple of different ways, but it looks like the .wgz i'm downloading from the link above is still 1.6.0?

Old 04-11-2009, 01:52 PM
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Phone Handset Must use default browser

I tried to navigate to the iPlayer page using Opera and it said not supported on your device. Tried again with the E71 default browser and got the download which seems to work fine.

Old 04-11-2009, 03:44 PM
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yup - doesn't seem to work with opera mini on the n97 not sure why - it says unsupported device - but if you use the default web app on the n97 it allows you to download - weird

Old 04-11-2009, 04:43 PM
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is a new version for v3, just doesn't notify you at any stage of the install process... just install the widget, overwrite your previous version, and load up and check the version... (well, you don't even need to check, it should instantly look different)

its new for my n86 at least

also - as per previous versions the download function is ONLY available when using a wifi network, I'm pretty sure BBC specified this at some point (maybe on their website?)
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Old 04-11-2009, 05:25 PM
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Great app. But only for people in UK :( Is there a way through which I can make it believe that I am accessing it from UK? Now don't scream at me. I know how people of UK use Hotspot shield to bypass the requirements of Hulu.

Old 04-11-2009, 07:46 PM
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To all the people using Opera Mini and having problems:

The Opera servers delivering the content to your phone are effectively the device, and not your mobile phone. Therefore, not surprisingly, the device is unknown. When using your phone's built-in browser, you are connecting your phone directly to the website, and therefore it can detect your phone model. This affects any website trying to detect your phone model, not just the BBC.

BTW, version 2.5 is working fine on my N96.


Old 04-11-2009, 08:27 PM
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My opera problem was different. iPlayer refused to work after I installed Opera mobile beta. I uninstalled Opera Mobile beta and everything was OK again.

Old 04-11-2009, 10:55 PM
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search problem

can anyone help with this? I've installed the new version of iplayer on my 5800 and it's all good until I try to search for a programme. As soon as I enter the search, it boots me out! Help!


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