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Re: BBC at it again.... iPlayer to be replaced.
« Reply #1 on: 02:07:41 | 17 October, 2018 »
I suspect it's a lot to do with regionalisation. I notice it's only available in the UK.

With respect to the TV iPlayer this is getting more and more difficult to get around - yes, I know, I'd pay my licence fee if there was a way.

It used to work dependably using a proxy server, no whirlies, HD video, etc, but recently it's taken to detecting the proxy as abroad, until the proxy finds another UK IP. If I use VPN, sometimes I have to try two or three times before getting an IP which works.
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Re: BBC at it again.... iPlayer to be replaced.
« Reply #2 on: 10:08:01 | 17 October, 2018 »
On their website they now redirect /radio to /sounds
Thankfully can still get to the schedules pages from there.
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Re: BBC at it again.... iPlayer to be replaced.
« Reply #3 on: 01:09:58 | 18 October, 2018 »
The BBC SOUNDS app doesn't support Android 4 so it won't work on my Zettally Avy. This excellent device is our "kitchen radio" enabling Internet Radio via Tune-In, my own audio collection using VLC, and BBC Listen Again via iPlayer radio. It does seem as though the BBC is only interested in listeners who use their phones (and only recent ones at that). At the moment the app doesn't even have schedules available.
I don't know how this might effect the remarkable folk on the Squeezebox forum who continue to enable Squeezebox users to  get full access to iPlayer content. 
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Re: BBC at it again.... iPlayer to be replaced.
« Reply #4 on: 05:11:34 | 18 October, 2018 »
It also does not work on old iOS versions ... so iPhone 5 and older will have a problem if they remove support for BBC iPlayer app.
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