iPlayer live stream

MontysEvilTwin

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I noticed earlier that if you go to the channels tabs on iPlayer, there are now live streams available. Probably most useful if you have a HD-FOX, for example, without an aerial feed.
 

tahrey

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Heh, it's there on the main website as well. Neat.

(or in other words, hahahaha I'm watching live CBeebies at my work desk and no-one can stop me :p ... well, except for chronic bandwidth shortage making it break up and skip like crazy...)
 

Andy Hurley

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I've been using that feature on my Android tablet for a year or two now to watch the news every morning while I am getting ready for work. I hadn't noticed you could get it from the Hummy but I guess it makes sense.
 

Ezra Pound

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I noticed earlier that if you go to the channels tabs on iPlayer, there are now live streams available.
Has anyone found it possible to play the 6 live streams from Glastonbury on the Humax ?, they are live feeds from the 6 larger stages and don't appear to be available Over The Air
The P.C. version has this on the home screen :-

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Black Hole

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I've had a good look around, but I can't find a way to get any extra live streams other than the live stream of the standard services.
 

Luke

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Has anyone found it possible to play the 6 live streams from Glastonbury on the Humax ?
The live streams for TV are via red button+ and started at 21:00 today, and for up to 5 hours this evening. (Some finish earlier than others.). Tomorrow (Sunday) the TV red button+ streams are scheduled to start at 16:30.

Streaming them using the Humax HDR-FOX T2, Humax HD-FOX T2 or the Humax HDR-1800T/2000T is not possible as these do not have red button+ which the streams for TV require this time. Humax Youview receives the streams OK.

If you have a red button+ tv, receiver or recorder then press the red button while watching a BBC channel, and then you may have to select the 'try our new Red Button+ service' option and wait a few seconds as the additional options take an extra few seconds to display after the normal red button+ options are displayed.
 

Black Hole

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I assume this is a form of IPTV. Are there links to it that we could possibly tap into, via a custom portal?
 

Luke

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I have to say I had never heard of 'RedButton +' before, there is some info. HERE, hopefully Humax's new 3 tuner Free Play PVR will have this
It was rebranded at the end of March. It used to be called Connected Red Button.

It is has been rolled out to a large number of TVs and may well be on TVs without the TV user noticing it.

Cheap ways of getting it at the moment is via a Vestel freeview+ HD box (320GB £33, 500GB £40)
B320DTR http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Bush-B320...rder-320GB-with-USB-Media-Player/111654057688
B500DTR http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Bush-B500...rder-500GB-with-USB-Media-Player/121631622171
 

Luke

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Those cheapos are also compatible with the IPTV freeview channels 238 (VuTV), 241 (TVPlayer) and 244 (VisionTV), which if selected on the HDR-2000T/1800T comes up with a not supported message instead. Also after watching an PTV channel on one of these cheapos it does not reboot itself when switched to a normal freeview channel, unlike the HDR-2000T/1800T. No DLNA though.
 
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