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General Chat Thread, Do you thinkg IPlayer is going to work next Wednesday? in General; Does it start at 3.00? If so we finish at 3.20 so my advice to everyone in my school will ...
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    Does it start at 3.00? If so we finish at 3.20 so my advice to everyone in my school will be - hurry home!
    Just in case though - we have an aerial connection in the hall, so ....... can I connect a freeview box to a projector or even have an additional image coming off the TV?

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    Quote Originally Posted by browolf View Post
    checkout this article about the tech of iplayer: iPlayer uncovered: What powers the BBC's epic creation? - Crave at CNET UK

    a yr ago peak transfer for iplayer was around 100Gbps!
    Great article with some astounding numbers going on!!

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    trying to watch Germany v Serbia atm, (I am doing a test before wednesday) and it is not reliable. It keeps stalling, and that is not my computer, it occured also in another room. I'd not trust iplayer for next week

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    I have about 5 or 6 classes watching it on iPlayer and its dropping out a lot. Sadly even TVCatchup is suffering but that's probably down to our 10Mb connection being shared over 2 school and being saturated!

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    been fine for me germany vs serbia. the picture pixelates quite a lot tho.

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    Nearly had a big problem at my wed pm school!

    Had to tie an aerial onto the top of some step ladders on the field outside the hall and run a 10m extension to get it to work with locking up!

    Simon

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    Ok - last chance to vote eveyone

    BTW if you want to see the video of me eating a hat then you'll need to provide proof (handheld camera/phone video acceptable that the streaming worked for you (for lets say 50% of the match )

    Unsubstantied statements not accepted

    regards

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    Well - what happened?


    Simon

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    It worked for us, we had no kids watching it and all teachers were able to view in one place. NM had it streaming on his PC, I'd say 95% stream time. As for a video, do you really want me to upload 90 min of video? Nah, I just want to see 30 sec of you eating your hat!

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    do you really want me to upload 90 min of video? Nah, I just want to see 30 sec of you eating your hat
    it was clearly stated in the T&Cs that video proof (not sworn statements -esp from teachers!) was required

    To be fair - I don't think the internet/bbc iplayer melted down as I thought it would but I'd love to know why it didn't and how many simulantaneous streams were being served and from where etc etc.

    Anyone KNOW about iplayer stream distribution?

    regards

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    All is revealed here . . . .

    BBC News - England match triggers net surge

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