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BBC iPlayer
« on: June 24, 2017, 06:56:09 am »
Curious thing. On one device I have older Kodi installed and I can watch videos on this addon by using proxy, but on other device I have newest Kodi Krypton 17 and can't watch any video. I try changing proxies (there are 3 to choose) but nothing. With some I get no providers while others give providers but when I click on them I just get error message or nothing at all.

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« Reply #1 on: June 24, 2017, 08:38:39 am »
Curious thing. On one device I have older Kodi installed and I can watch videos on this addon by using proxy, but on other device I have newest Kodi Krypton 17 and can't watch any video. I try changing proxies (there are 3 to choose) but nothing. With some I get no providers while others give providers but when I click on them I just get error message or nothing at all.

Proxy or not BBC i player .... addon =catchup4kodi    ver. 0.3.7   try with noobsandnerds too

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« Reply #2 on: June 24, 2017, 02:22:07 pm »
I can watch iPlayer shows on my PC. 
If you are not in UK, then you need a VPN.
iPlayer now requires a log in.  Cheers.

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« Reply #3 on: June 26, 2017, 07:53:02 pm »
ya... i find iplayer has really been up and down alot lately and depending on which repo you get it from some channels seem to work and some not so good...

ive used NordVPN for years and its always worked great but it seems one by one the uk is picking off the access points and from a networking point it would appear the UK is starting to clamp down on some known Vpn access points... Spoofing someone's ip i know in the UK seems to work but thats to much work just to get a Corrie Stream...

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Re: BBC iPlayer
« Reply #4 on: June 28, 2017, 03:53:26 pm »
Proxy or not BBC i player .... addon =catchup4kodi    ver. 0.3.7   try with noobsandnerds too

Yeah I'm using that one, altough on the device I have Kodi 16 I originally installed it using superrepo but then upgraded it with noobsandnerds while on the device with Kodi 17 I first installed it with noobsandnerds.

If you are not in UK, then you need a VPN.
iPlayer now requires a log in.  Cheers.

Like I said I watch it with no problem using proxies in the program and it doesn't ask me to log in. Maybe you're talking about different iPlayer because there are two one is called something like wwwiPlayer and that is "official" one but the one I'm using used to be official but was taken over by people who wanted to make it work for viewers outside UK.

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« Reply #5 on: June 28, 2017, 05:42:17 pm »
ya... the www.iplayer one was a diferent dev that has nothing to do with the official bbc one... it was just designed to pull the same streams as the official one...

what works for me in older kodi 16 builds definately doesn't work for me on any of my 17 or 18 builds... 17 and 18 require the inputstream.adaptive to be proper which i think means its version needs to be specific to the player version where as 16 didnt use it...

the official BBC-iplayer is now doing geo-blocking and some vpns either only work for a short period of time or not at all...

the www-iplayer version from noobs seems to work on kodi 16 but for me not on any of my 17.1-17.4 version nor any of my 18 versions... ive always compiled my own kodi versions since the olds and stopped wasting my time trying to nail down the actual problem for now but from what some other devs have said to me the conversion over to inputstream.adaptive may have something to do with it...

when i get time i will go back and revisit the issue but for now i am tied down with newer kernel developement for the aarch64 boxes...

please post any answer you may come across in the mean time... thanx...

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Re: BBC iPlayer
« Reply #6 on: July 03, 2017, 10:51:03 am »
From this month BBC iplayer will only be accessible if u have a TV licence. The official all is however in play store. Outside UK will not be accessible.

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« Reply #7 on: July 03, 2017, 06:12:38 pm »
From this month BBC iplayer will only be accessible if u have a TV licence. The official all is however in play store. Outside UK will not be accessible.

Will it be accessible if one installs a Vpn?

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« Reply #8 on: July 04, 2017, 07:09:18 pm »
From this month BBC iplayer will only be accessible if u have a TV licence. The official all is however in play store. Outside UK will not be accessible.

And yet I can still watch it on Kodi 16 with no problems, while on Kodi 17 I can't.

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Re: BBC iPlayer
« Reply #9 on: July 26, 2017, 02:06:20 pm »
In settings enable RTMP and see if that works

http://koditips.com/kodi-live-streams-not-working-enable-rtmp/

That should get it working on v 17.

But there is a more general issue in the last couple of days as 0.3.7 no longer working at all (only via "By Channel")

https://www.thaivisa.com/forum/topic/993548-bbciplayer/?page=3
« Last Edit: July 26, 2017, 02:15:44 pm by TrevorD »

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Re: BBC iPlayer
« Reply #10 on: July 27, 2017, 03:17:39 am »
But there is a more general issue in the last couple of days as 0.3.7 no longer working at all

Yeah I also noticed that. It used to be that I could enter a video and get links but could not run it. Now every time I click on video I get "error" and that is only in "most popular" section because categories have died down. Guy who was maintaining that addon was on xunitytalk forum which are down now, so I guess he doesn't update it anymore.

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Re: BBC iPlayer
« Reply #11 on: July 27, 2017, 09:42:43 am »
Dandymedia updated BBC iPlayer to 3.7.7 its on noobs and nerds

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« Reply #13 on: July 28, 2017, 06:32:48 am »
Yeah finally it works! But it won't work on my Rpi2. For starters I don't have there the option "VideoPlayer InputStream section" so I can't enable RTMP, which I had to do on PC in order for BBC to work, or maybe there is some other way to enable RTMP?
In any way I thought that maybe Kodi on RPi2 is newer but I now see they're both 17.3.

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« Reply #14 on: July 28, 2017, 04:08:59 pm »
Yeah finally it works! But it won't work on my Rpi2. For starters I don't have there the option "VideoPlayer InputStream section" so I can't enable RTMP, which I had to do on PC in order for BBC to work, or maybe there is some other way to enable RTMP?
In any way I thought that maybe Kodi on RPi2 is newer but I now see they're both 17.3.

Go into the addon settings for the BBC Iplayer - same place where you choose the proxy.

(I have an RPi2 and the addon works)

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« Reply #15 on: July 29, 2017, 04:13:50 am »
Go into the addon settings for the BBC Iplayer - same place where you choose the proxy.

(I have an RPi2 and the addon works)

Well yeah I tried looking there but I don't see what I could set inside BBC Iplayer addon settings?

1s panel is choose to use proxy and which proxy

2nd panel is stream options where you can on/off HD live streams (which is on) and Autoplay (which is off)

3rd panel is "Auto-View" sort alphabetically (off), Enable Automatic view (off), Episode View number.

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« Reply #16 on: July 29, 2017, 09:22:31 am »
Go into the addon settings for the BBC Iplayer - same place where you choose the proxy.

(I have an RPi2 and the addon works)

Well yeah I tried looking there but I don't see what I could set inside BBC Iplayer addon settings?

1s panel is choose to use proxy and which proxy

2nd panel is stream options where you can on/off HD live streams (which is on) and Autoplay (which is off)

3rd panel is "Auto-View" sort alphabetically (off), Enable Automatic view (off), Episode View number.

Under the 2nd panel, as you call it there should be 4 sections, -  HD Live Streams, Auto Play, Catchup Sources and Supplier.

Toggle Catchup Sources to RTMP

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« Reply #17 on: July 30, 2017, 05:50:18 am »
Under the 2nd panel, as you call it there should be 4 sections, -  HD Live Streams, Auto Play, Catchup Sources and Supplier.

Toggle Catchup Sources to RTMP

Unfortunately it won't help me because I have to put Autoplay off in order to watch videos - because then I click on the video and get links and go with lower limelight. But if I Toggle Catchup Sources to RTMP then I have to turn on Autoplay. Now I can also set Supplier to limelight but then I don't see the links anymore when I click on the video and it won't play (I guess it then chooses upper limelight?).

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Re: BBC iPlayer
« Reply #18 on: September 03, 2017, 01:40:46 am »
So in the meantime there was some update on Kodi for RPi2 meaning that "VideoPlayer InputStream section" showed up!

I can watch BBC videos but for some reason I'm not allowed to skip and fast forward or backward in time. Is there a way to fix this?

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Re: BBC iPlayer
« Reply #19 on: September 03, 2017, 12:24:00 pm »
So in the meantime there was some update on Kodi for RPi2 meaning that "VideoPlayer InputStream section" showed up!

I can watch BBC videos but for some reason I'm not allowed to skip and fast forward or backward in time. Is there a way to fix this?

The recent appearance of the InputStream section was probably because you were running a version of firmware build that didn't have it included in the build originally... theres a fair amount of embedded builds kicking around that until recently didn't have the adaptive or rtmp extensions compiled into their builds... i think now that its become more of a reality to need to use them that the mainstream builds are finally including them...