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Offline Matamore!

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iPlayer pausing (buffering?) every minute or so
« on: February 01, 2015, 10:14:30 PM »
I\'ve got to admit, the iPlayer has been fine for weeks now - finding the programmes on the website may be a headache, but they play all right once you\'ve found them (and I\'m very impressed by the playback of television programmes, of which I\'ve watched a couple in recent weeks, on a 2008 vintage XP netbook, with no problems) - but it\'s giving me a lot of trouble this evening.

I\'m trying to listen to this before it disappears (only another 2 days to go):

BBC Radio 3 - Drama on 3, Mary Stuart

but it keeps stopping every minute or so, which is very distracting and annoying. Anyone else having playback problems this evening?

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Re: iPlayer pausing (buffering?) every minute or so
« Reply #1 on: February 01, 2015, 10:41:28 PM »
Dunno, into 9th day of seemingly never ending flu at this end ... going to take a butcher\'s, report back ...

On sound in general though, terrible fall in standard (we were warned). Often when two or three in dialogue only one of the voices properly audible. Shocking.

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Re: iPlayer pausing (buffering?) every minute or so
« Reply #2 on: February 01, 2015, 10:49:11 PM »
Truthyness Wrote:
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> On sound in general though, terrible fall in
> standard (we were warned). Often when two or three
> in dialogue only one of the voices properly
> audible. Shocking.

That must be something they\'ve done to the international streams, then?

(I\'m moderately fussy about sound quality, but I haven\'t noticed anything really awful with the UK streams I\'ve listened to. I haven\'t been paying special attention, true, but I would surely have noticed anything as bad as what you describe.)

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Re: iPlayer pausing (buffering?) every minute or so
« Reply #3 on: February 02, 2015, 12:05:06 AM »
Ok, reporting back - bloody (oops!) good stuff, I might add! Zero cuts, all well. Schiller tip top not to mention dramatization and actors. Cat FURIOUS, as he wanted to sit before the telly (which I loathe) together - I\'m a handy mattress! He HATES the radio(:P)

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Re: iPlayer pausing (buffering?) every minute or so
« Reply #4 on: February 13, 2015, 03:02:24 PM »
Hope you\'re feeling better now, Tru. I I\'ve been sick with one thing and another for over a month. Get rid of one...another comes to take it\'s place. :P
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Re: iPlayer pausing (buffering?) every minute or so
« Reply #5 on: February 14, 2015, 01:36:21 AM »
Yeah! It\'s like treading water!

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Re: iPlayer pausing (buffering?) every minute or so
« Reply #6 on: March 10, 2015, 08:22:49 PM »
Okay, I\'ve finally had to use the f\'ing iPlayer, and I\'m not getting buffering, but the player reloads every few seconds...though it\'s not interrupting the sound stream. VERY annoying!
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Re: iPlayer pausing (buffering?) every minute or so
« Reply #7 on: March 10, 2015, 08:39:51 PM »
In what way does that interfere with your purpose Jan? I used to resort to Media Player or the other s/ware thingy which has an orange and white striped cone for an icon. ... iPlayer is a nuisance and takes so long to effing LAUNCH let alone replay specific bits etc. Does it spawn recording issues too? I use Audacity to record. But you may well have a more sophisticated approach.

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Re: iPlayer pausing (buffering?) every minute or so
« Reply #8 on: March 19, 2015, 10:48:22 PM »
It\'s a recording issue. The sound is horrible.
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