Windows 10: I can't get MPEG movies files to play on Windows Media Player

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  1.    14 May 2016 #21

    jimbo45 said: View Post
    BTW for BBC stuff use a great app called get_iplayer. For radio command is get_iplayer --get --type=radio --pid = xxxxxxxx
    and for TV command is get_iplayer --get --modes=best --subtitles --pid=xxxxxxxx
    Hi, does this act as a proxy- so people outside the UK can get what UK license payers are paying for?
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  2.    15 May 2016 #22

    dalchina said: View Post
    Hi, does this act as a proxy- so people outside the UK can get what UK license payers are paying for?
    Hi there

    BBC Radio streams aren't "Geo limited" apart from some live football (Premier League) commentaries - in any case BBC Radio doesn't need license fee. Currently even in UK BBC iPlayer programs also don't need TV license even for UK residents -- although I think in Parliament that might change .

    Currently no License required for iPlayer viewing. It's an annoyance for BBC funding but currently still 100% legal so long as you use a computer / phone / tablet to watch. If you watch on a TV then different rules --UK always makes things more complicated than they need be. IMO BBC funding would be solved at a stroke if they allowed anybody from outside the UK to access with a subscription -- but again this wretched "Geo-Blocking" attempts to make nonsense of the Global Internet --especially as most of us have fast Internet quite capable of streaming live even 4K quality movies etc. !!! In Iceland I easily get downloads via cable of around 280 Mb/s -- no probs with even 4K movies (what few there are !!).

    You might need some type of VPN -- I suppose it depends on your ISP. However I have my own domains in .isl, .gg (Guernsey) and one in the USA for netflix. The .gg domain gets all the BBC stuff with no problem. I also know in Europe a lot of BBC stuff is available -- they even have most BBC channels on domestic cable TV systems in Brussels, Antwerp, The Hague, Rotterdam, Amsterdam etc.

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  3.    15 May 2016 #23

    Things will change.. but too slowly. As the BBC faces a funding crisis, and shoulders the burden of free licenses for the increasing number of elderly instead of the general taxpayer, those who do pay license fees will be doing so for another 11 years.

    There will be a subscription introduced for iplayer, I don't know when. Clearly the days of detector vans roaming the streets (I never saw one) are of historic interest only (detecting signals from CRT TVs).

    Nowadays many in the UK can watch TV without even buying one, of course, so no traceability that way either.
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